It’s easy to make Elderberry wine and you’ll find elderberries growing wild in the hedgerows in the countryside. The are abundant from mid August and will be around for a couple of months.
Pick them when they are deep purple, almost black, but wear gloves as they can burst and give you purple hands for a few days.
Do not use the stalks or any other part of the Elder tree as this is poisonous. Remove the elderberries from their stalks and give them a quick rinse in cold water to get rid of any dirt or spiders.
You will need a big preserving pan as we are going to boil the elderberries, use a few pans if you don’t have a big one.
It is best left for 12 months before drinking for all the flavours to mature.
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