Half of the 2008 vintage is now complete. Fermented, bottled, corked, labelled, and shelved. Presented here are the 6 “vintners reserve” bottles from the “Yes We Can” New Zealand Gewurztraminer. I produced a total of 29 bottles, which are now happily in the storage closet. Here’s hoping that they don’t blow out their corks and . . . → Read More: Wine

It has begun

The fresh wine grapes arrived in Providence yesterday. Today, I got 12 gallons of juice. Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio. It has been “stilled” with the trusty Campden tablets, and in 24 hours the Montrachet yeast goes in. This satisfies the desire to do *something* … but the concurrent requirement that we not mess up . . . → Read More: It has begun