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Homemade Wine Review: My Own Field Blend And 2019 Harvest Report

2019’s harvest did not go as planned. Still, I managed to squeeze out a wine from my backyard experiment vines. Watch my review of it here: Continue reading

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2020 Harvest Report: Tualatin Valley, Oregon

It’s time. My backyard row of vines survived a week of smoke from Oregon’s fires and now face a deluge of rain. Rains last year waterlogged vines, berries split, fruit flies moved in, leading me to triage the harvest. Luckily, through obsessive sorting, SO2, and a year of lees aging, my few bottles of 2019 turned out pretty crisp, clean, if a bit low in alcohol (10% abv). Continue reading

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Home Grape Vine Growing Update

After many months of neglecting our backyard, I remembered I had planted Pinot Noir clones, Meunier, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Blanc last year (watch here). My wife was gone for the day. I got up early-ish, strapped on my boots … Continue reading

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A Cut Above: Grape Vine Pruning at Home Vineyard

Sorry Internet, but between three weddings and a funeral I have been a bit busy. To bide your time, share in my moment of vine-cutting trauma:

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CLEANLINESS.WINELINESS.

It’s time. Real wineries have machines that sterilize, fill, cap, and label hundreds bottles in seconds…those lucky (rich) bastards. My advice, just buy wine, because making it will ruin you. Round two…bubbly: Tune in next week for the final bottling … Continue reading

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