Tag Archives: October

HAPPY.NEW.SAME.

Wine follows its own calendar. You can’t rush it. All you can hope is to avoid panic. It has taken two months for it to settle, since I picked up vidal blanc grapes in October. I itch to bottle it. … Continue reading

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NOW.WHAT?

A little wine-down-time, and I go to re-rack… Fine. Dandy. Now what? I try the wine left in the tank. It’s hopelessly mild. My wife tastes it. There’s alcohol, something citrus, pear, maybe mineral hiding around there. But she likens … Continue reading

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