Frank’s COOP Updates

January Super Social Update, 2016

January 24, 2017

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January Super Social Update, 2016

The Critical Flee-Flicker Fusion Frequency

All my First Crush COOPeratives know what Fusion is.
All seasoned football fans know what a flee-flicker is.
But only my nerdy physics minded friends know what the principal of critical fusion frequency is.
Reminisce and enjoy my Fusion induced TV image photo.


January Update, 2017

January 5, 2017

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January Update, 2017

2016 Star Spangled (Sauvignon Blanc) and Innocence (Rose)
Available early February

 

Happy New Year to all…

Since so many in our COOP family are dear friends, I want to share that this has been a difficult holiday season for our family.  Diane’s mom passed just days before Christmas.  We are grateful that we were


December Update, 2016

December 13, 2016

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December Update, 2016

Demonstration of the Ideal Gas Law in Reverse

Wishing you all Holiday Blessings…

Diane and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Honokaa season. May it be enjoyed in good health with family, friends and celebrated often with our First Crush wines.

Status of


Thanksgiving Update, 2016

November 24, 2016

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Thanksgiving Update, 2016

Grape Goodness!

Happy Thanksgiving my friends,

My favorite American holiday is now upon us. Diane and I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Our daily toils and life’s many obligations often distract us from what is truly important, namely our family, our


Cranberry Crush Update, 2016

October 31, 2016

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Cranberry Crush Update, 2016

Pucker Up

Cranberry Crush…

I just received 1500 pounds of beautiful dry-picked Harwich cranberries. Our grower is Aaron Gingras and family. I will plan to crush this coming Tuesday morning, November 1st, and I will begin at 8am. Sorry for these midweek winemaking events, but


Post-Press Update, 2016

October 17, 2016

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Post-Press Update, 2016

Back to my former day job… “How many fingers am I holding up?”

Short but Sweet…

Except for our upcoming cranberry winemaking, our primary 2016 press efforts are now history. Presszilla did her thing, but that’s a long story and this is intended to be a short but sweet


Post-Crush Update, 2016

October 4, 2016

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Post-Crush Update, 2016

 

Press Schedule…

Looking like our weather concerns will not be an issue for an optimal press schedule. As a result, our 2016 press days will be this Thursday and Friday, October 6th and 7th.
We will wakeup Presszilla at 7:30am. This may change due to fermentation sugar levels, however my


Post-Crush Update, 2016

October 1, 2016

First Crush Winery Cape Cod ~ Newsletter
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and the mutual enjoyment of fine wines

Post-Crush Update, 2016

Pre-crush, I prepared a rain shelter for forecasted weather challenges.It looked like the gallows, so we had a little fun with Woody, but not to worry… Woody is a alive and well, still smiling, just a little stiff and choked up!

 

Our Fifth First Crush CRUSH…


September Wine Making Update, 2016

September 16, 2016

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September Wine Making Update, 2016

Miguel is back…
We look forward to having him assist us with our 2016 crush.

 

But First… Post Harvest Social Request…

150 members and guests enjoyed an early evening of fun and friendships last Saturday. For those that attended, you would have noticed that


Harvest Social Update, 2016

September 8, 2016

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Harvest Social Update, 2016

We take much of this grape from this Suisun Valley, CA hillside vineyard.
Almost heaven… not West Virginia!

September Harvest Social…

This Saturday, 4-6pm.Anxiety is building, especially for me, as we approach the wine making season. Our Harvest Social is this weekend and it is the


September Update,2016

September 3, 2016

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September Update #1, 2016

The Crush…
Anita and Ricki having fun raking cabernet sauvignon grapes into a hungry crusher.
Superman foreman Chuck is so focused on counting grapes! In the background, the Batman zin team is competing to out-perform the cab team!

Our September Harvest Social is September 10th…

Read all about it, at the


August Update, 2016

August 15, 2016

Dear Oenophiles, This past Monday, I officially retired from an amazing 43 year career in optometry. A happy sad day for sure. I was so privileged all these years not only to practice on this amazing archipelago we call Cape Cod,