ʻHilaireous Gilbertʻ - My first home brewed wine complete!

This past weekend I finally, after a month and a half of the wine making process, was able to bottle and label my very first wine! It was a great experience!

The wine is a Washington Merlot and was made in honor of my favorite author G.K. Chesterton and his dear friend Hilaire Belloc (also an excellent Catholic author). The name, ʻHilaireous Giblertʻ, is a play on both their names. 

The quotes I chose for the back of the wine bottle are as follows:

“Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!” - Belloc

". . . . drink because you do not need it, for this is irrational drinking, and the ancient health of the world.” - Chesterton

I am currently working on several more wines. One in honor of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and another in honor of St. Pius X. Ill post pictures of the finished products :)