The Vodka Project - in search of the spirit

text message from województwo podlaskiePosted on 28th June, 2009.

I receive text messages on a regular basis, updating me on what I am missing. So I reproduce one here.

Rye vodka with neighbours, talking about vodka making ingredients, including fermented strawberry syrup in cans thrown into the forest by a local factory. na zdrowie!

Later on she said, The illegally abandoned (in the forest, by a local fruit and vegetables processing plant) fermented strawberry jam barrels used by the villagers to make bimber is such a lovely and absurd image. Nothing can go unused, eh? Unfortunately, my travels have not taken me to the heart of vodka production in recent months (though they will soon enough). Instead, by way of sympathy, Polish friends bring me suitcases of Wódka Żołądkowa Gorzka Korzenna z Miodem (with honey).

And sometimes I receive compensatory picture messages from my daughter, whether in Birmingham or Manchester, who seems to have forsaken wine for vodka. How time flies…