The long awaited replacement for the popular, but now withdrawn, Woodfordes Great Eastern Ale kit, has finally been approved by the Woodfordes head brewer and is due to be released in the middle of April. Called Sundew Ale it will be a light golden, lightly hopped, citrusy beer at an expected strength of approximately 4.1% ABV.
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It is nearly that time of year again when the Elderflowers start to bloom and people want to make "Elderflower Wine" and "Elderflower Champagne". If you have made wine before, it is relatively straightforward to make both of these varieties, but many online (and TV) guides suggest that it is really easy to do it without any experience, equipment or common sense.
One of the best known recipes/methods is the one advocated in the episode of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's "River Cottage", in which he makes "Elderflower Champagne". As Hugh likes everything to be as organic and natural as possible, and is limited by the length of the time slots for each segment within his show, his recipe and method has a habit of producing varying results and exploding bottles...