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  1. Oct 24, 2017 #1

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    Hi, I've just joined the forum. I live near Durham in the North East uk.

    I've been making wine - mostly from fruit, occasionally from kits - for about 30 years on and off. I joined yesterday when I came across the forum while searching for a 'jam' wine recipe to use up some old jars of jam.

    Racked off 5 gallons of gooseberry rose yesterday and started one gallon of jam wine, now I'm off to bottle off some of my wines that have been ageing for a year or two.

    I love my hobby - I get immense amounts of pleasure from turning fruit and water and sugar into alcohol... :smile:
     
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    A firstclass welcome to the forum. - ( ...well...someone had to..). :nah:
     
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    Hi!
    Welcome to the forum; greetings from one Cuddy to another!
    I'm on top secret missionary work in Yorkshire - I've been in deep cover for 30 years. :mrgreen:
    My blackberry wine is ready for racking and there's 15lb of the beauties in the freezer once space becomes available in the brew fridge.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum...
     
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    Welcome. Jam wine????? Is it on the go and have you made it before.
     
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    JoJorose, yes, it's on the go and no, I've never made it before. I tried a sip the other day and it seems to have fermented out pretty well so I have added some stabiliser and put it out in the cold to settle. I am intrigued to see how it turns out...
     
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    Not sure if you are still around Jojorose, but today I bottled off the Jam wine and drank a glass or two and it is delicious!
     
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    howdy and welcome
     
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    Heyup. Sorry couldnt get onto site for a bit, have no idea why. I just had a look to see wine jam recipes sounds interesting but it would have to be homemade wouldnt it as manufacturers dont always use sugar?
     
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    I suppose so. I wasn't really thinking of people buying it, I just wanted a good way to use up old jam. Turn it into alcohol! :smile6:
    I guess if you are careful to check what is in the jam you want to use it could work with shop bought jam.
     

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