Between this weekend and last weekend the wine was all bottled. As you know I had tried the cranberry wine an it was quite good but even better when sweetened with a little white grape juice. This weekend we bottled the Welch's grape wine, pink lemonade wine, lemon balm wine and cherry pomegranate wine, and tasted it.
I started with the lemon balm wine and it was not encouraging. I drank one whole glass but I really disliked it! It just left me with this bad after taste. I can't explain it but I dislike sweet tea (a crime in the South!) for the same reason. I just don't like the taste it leave me with. This wine was a bit worse than drinking sweet tea to me. I just didn't like it.
The next one we did was the Welch's grape wine. After the lemon balm wine I was a bit hesitant but I didn't have anything to worry about. It was so good! And it was even better after being sweetened with just a little white grape juice. I was so glad that I had made two gallons of it.
We then bottled the pink lemonade wine. It also was exceptionally good when we sweetened it and tasted it. It may have been even better than the grape wine (hard to tell with just a taste). It was definitely good.
Then came the cherry pomegranate. It was a bit rough on tasting before sweetening and it actually was a bit rough after sweetening but better, just not as good as the grape or pink lemonade.
So out of the 5 we have three really good drinking wines and one that won't be so bad after the first few glasses :) As for the lemon balm. I have bottled it. Maybe it will be good to cook with.