Golden Sweet Wine (Christmas Pudding Wine)

1 Gallon / 4.5L (6 Bottles)

  • 1lb Christmas Pudding
  • 8 Oranges
  • 1 Tin of Fruit (Any will do)
  • 1 Pint of White Grape Concentrate (570ml approximately)
  • 3lb of Sugar (1.36kg approximately)
  • Sweet Wine Yeast (Gervin No.6 for example)
  • Pectolase
  1. Cut pudding into thin slices, place in bucket, pour in 5 pints (2.84L) of boiled water, whilst still hot, then stir.
  2. Add juice and zest of oranges, tinned fruit and the grape concentrate.
  3. Top up to 4.5L or 1 Gallon with cold water.
  4. Stir and adjust S.G to 1.090 with the addition of sugar,
  5. Add Pectolase, yeast etc. Stir well and place in warm room to start fermentation.
  6. Ferment in bucket for four to five days, stirring twice daily.
  7. Strain into another bucket and check SG which should have dropped considerably, add a little more sugar for the next stage of fermentation.
  8. Continue fermentation under an air lock with sugar added every few days until desired gravity is reached, or until the yeast tolerance is reached (approximately 15% ABV).
  9. Syphon off and leave to mature and clear.

A real winner of a recipe.