Thursday, August 28, 2014


Thursday, August 28 – If you read the blog regularly, you read that Paul decided to make some homemade wine. With wine making on mind, Paul decided to build a wine storage rack.  Now…where will that fit in the fifth wheel??? :-)

building wine rack

Paul uses his drill with a stirrer attached to add some flavoring to the grape juice.


The propeller end of the wine stirrer being inserted into the carboy


Paul sterilized thirty wine bottles.

sterilizing bottles

The next step is to siphon the wine from the carboy to the bottles without stirring up any sediment that has settled to the bottom of the carboy.

trasfering wine 

Slowly but surely the bottles are filled.

bottling wine

This automatic filler makes filling the bottles a snap!


Once all the wine has been bottled, Paul uses a corker to insert the corks in the bottles. This is a fun and rewarding procedure!

corking wine 

Labels are then attached and shrink tops are installed over the corks.

labels attached 

Then Paul inverted the bottles on his new wine rack he built for storage.

wine rack

This Green Apple Riesling is actually ready for drinking immediately. We gave it a taste.....yummy!


UPDATE ON TRAVEL PLANS: Our intentions were to pull out of our summer home here in Ohio on September 9, but health issues have caused us to delay them slightly. Follow-up doctor appointments for Paul has caused us to push back departure into October.....dang!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!