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Another Harvest Come and Gone

October 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Okay, I’ll be the first to admit this harvest was very stressful, but in the end it turned out fantastic.  The sugars are good, the pH is balanced, the volumes is good and not mildew or shrivel.  It’s kind of sad, that we wait a year and in a week it is over; a marathon week, but a week none-the-less.  But is it really over; well the picking may be but the wine making and processing has only begun.  Now comes the yeast additions, punch downs, watching temperatures, praying for no “stuck fermentations,” etc.

You Gotta Laugh

October 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Sometimes you just have to laugh or you would scream.  I always give out 3 pieces of advice to newlyweds.  Don’t share 1) an office, 2) a computer, or 3) a tasting bar with your spouse.  I need to expand that to “winery”.  Today I come to work after 3 partial days off, ready to catch up on all t he admin. crap.  RJ has dominated the computer and office.  No worries, I have to open the tasting room anyway.  Oh, I need to make some calls, but the numbers are in the computer.  Well, I’ll wash glasses from our tasting event last night.  Only the counter I usually use for glasses is consumed by wine-making supplies.  I move a few of MY things and gain a quarter of the counter.  Got the glasses washed and a few gift shop items put away, still no computer.  I set up the ironing board to do my ironing and work on the gift shop.  Still no computer.  Oh and he’s complaining about stuff being everywhere and no place to put anything.  This is after he lost 2 pieces of paper I needed.  Finally, he releases the computer but as I’m racing to grap it before he changes his mind, I glance at my ironing board which is now covered in wine additives such as yeast and my glass rack that is not yet dry has been stacked to the ceiling.  What is a girl to do?