I'm throwing together dinner for the family and I decide to make it special by bringing out the last two bottles of my homemade grape juice from the batch I canned two years ago. I mix them together with water and sugar and then pour the kids' cups for them and laugh as I watch them guzzle it down like it's the best thing they've ever had in their life.
And then for some reason I can't explain, I decide to sniff the empty bottles.
Huh. Sniff again. Sniff a third time.
Yep, pretty sure I just gave my children wine.
FERMENTED TO THE HILT, GUYS.
So I'm all, "Russell! Is fermented grape juice actually wine?"
And he looks at me like I'm crazy and says, "Uhhh, yeah!"
And then I'm all, "Aggghhhhh! Stop drinking everyone! Wait, you drank it all ALREADY?!"
And Russell says, "well it's mixed with water, right? It's probably fine."
And I say, "PROBABLY??"
And then I force everyone to drink water because I have no idea why, but it seems like the right thing to do.
Really, one of my proudest moments.
ps. no one was affected. I'm pretty sure.