Category Archives: VIGNOLES VENTURING

My third step towards making wine truer to its source than either kit or berry, drawn from site in the Finger Lakes (Fall 2010).

VIGNOLES.VS.VIGNOLES

So I made this white wine last year. It turned out flawed, hazy, and unexpectedly fizzy. The last third of each bottle is a yeasty murk and somewhat undrinkable. Corks shot from bottles until I caged them. Luckily, I like … Continue reading

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VIGNOLES.REVISITED

“Although hastily done, guiding my vignoles from the Finger Lakes to finish required the daily attentions of an obsessed parent…Now dad goes on vacation, trusting he has done enough and that his kid won’t wreck the carpet again.” So hopeful. … Continue reading

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CORKING.ABOUT

Midnight nears. I have not packed for our trip. My wine rests in thirty bottles but they need closure, literally and figuratively. Because I saved bottles, this vignoles venture will not see me experimenting with screw-caps. Although, I really really … Continue reading

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FILTERED.FINISH

A ten day vacation looms. The wine tank can’t come with me. It’s time to bottle it. That or turn our fridge into a cellar. Bottling my first and second wines required crafty recycling. This would be no different. Once … Continue reading

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HUMAN.SIPHON

Weeks of chilling and racking the wine into near clear perfection have passed. It seems like a lifetime since I blew it up and even longer since I traveled to the Finger Lakes to buy juice. The tank has traveled … Continue reading

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