Friday, April 24, 2009

Anti-Aging for the Aging

My sweet husband is turning 38 on Monday. 38!! It boggles the mind, actually. I met him when he was 25. And here we are, 13 years later, on the other side of the world, with two kids. It boggles the mind, I tell you.

To make him feel better about turning 38 (because, let's face it, he is nearly 40! and to make matters worse, I am not far behind) I am getting him the equipment to make an anti-aging serum...






Hello Resveratrol! That's right... a home wine-making kit. I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. This is what we will be making...




Chilean Carmenère: one of our favorites.

The kit makes 30 bottles of wine. 30! That'll last us at least a few weeks (just kidding).

If you come by in a few months we just might share...

Maybe by next year we'll be stomping our own grapes and adding the oak chips and just the right touch of cassis.

2 comments:

Danielle said...

How long does it take to make a bottle? I thought it had to ferment for a few years or something. I don't obviously know anything about making your own wine. Maybe how you do it makes it ferment faster? Very interesting though. I would love to see more posts about how it goes and what things look like and how it works etc. Good luck. Cool post!

moseyalong said...

What a great idea for a birthday present - the gift that keeps on giving. And *you* get to share it, what could be better?

Hope he has a happy day!