|PIKE'S CREEK WINERY BLUEBERRY WINE|
|BUNCHBERRIES ON BLOOM ROAD|
On Sunday I introduced readers to the new Pike's Creek Winery and its berry wines, and promised a wine tasting report. We did just that, cracked a bottle of their blueberry wine and shared it with friends Andy and Judy out on Bloom Road.
We liked it very much. It is a crisp, dry fruit wine, not sweet at all, that went very nicely with pungent goat cheese, and an aged sharp cheddar. It has a faint but pleasant bouquet, and is a very clear blue, no sediment at all. It is strong enough that a glass apiece was quite sufficient before dinner. We recommend it highly.
In other berry news, bunchberry, AKA dwarf cornel, Cornus canadensis, in the Dogwood Family, is ripe along Bloom Road. The bright red bunchberries are edible but taste rather mealy, and are best left for the birds; but the plant makes a fine native woodland ground cover, and like its close relative the flowering dogwood of the east and south, is beautiful in flower.