Nothing can be more invigorating than feeling the release of pressure when a cork bursts forth from a champagne bottle. Especially one you have made yourself!
If you start collecting the elderflower now that is rife in the country hedgerows, you can be supping your homemade champagne as early as the middle of May! The great thing is you can indulge without feeling guilty. The corks are great to recycle as part of either your household waste or garden food waste recycling. (Depending on where you choose to drink it I suppose!)
All the fermentation you will have to strain off in the process of making the champagne can be popped in your household waste caddy to recycle. It could not be easier.
However, you will not be the only ones indulging. The Green Cone and Green Johanna will be enjoying their new diet as well.
Caution: if you throw too many corks away in your household waste along with too much elderflower fermentation in your food waste recycling, the Green Johanna and the Green Cone may get accidently ‘wasted’. Drink responsibly! Recycle responsibly!