Our grapes are now crushed, fermented, pressed and racked. I think I may have said something like that last
year, but in winemaking, redundancy can be a good thing. For those not present during the winemaking stages of this year’s vintage, all of these events are now history and each stage was successful, on target and pointing towards another great outcome.
My last update was created during my sleep-deprived state of World Series uncertainty. Most of us may now sleep comfortably in the memory of a Red Sox World Series Championship. That was true until this last Monday night at midnight when the referee picked up the flag to end another Patriots game in expletive controversy. Can any of you fall asleep immediately after these heart-wrenching experiences? I diagnosed my first patient Tuesday morning to have dark circles under his eyes. We had a lot in common!
Again, I am pleased to report that our 2013 reds are progressing optimally. They have been racked only once at this point and will be again be racked in the Thanksgiving time frame. I fully expect our 2013 vintage to rival 2012… and that’s a good thing! Yummy, Yum! If any of you have not yet seen the Youtube.com video of our crush event, search for First Crush Winery Cape Cod to learn what Yummy, Yum means. Sorry Chris!
It’s time to reserve 2013
As I have mentioned in past updates, all 2012 members are automatically enrolled in the 2013 COOP unless you fly the COOP by informing me otherwise. If you have not done so to date, please send in your 50% deposits for our next vintage. Deposits are $90.00 per case for a 2 case reserve, $85.00 per case for a 3-9 case reserve and $80.00 per case for 10 cases and above. I thank you in advance for you continued support, enthusiasm and confidence. Please mail reserve deposits to Frank Puzio c/o First Crush Winery, 83 Thacher Shore Road, Yarmouthport, MA 02675
Labels are in for our Cranberry Wines
In my last update I discussed the availability of our cranberry wines, Three Sip Cran and Cran Blanc. Our labels finally came in from the printer yesterday. If you want any of these refreshing wines for the holidays, let me know… my cell 508-737-6867. Beginning Friday, many wine stores on Cape Cod will receive their long-awaited deliveries. As for my family, on Thanksgiving, chilled Cran Blanc will be on the menu. If any of you have unlabeled cranberry wines, you are welcome to pick up labels at the winery.
Many have taken advantage of the four bottle cranberry gift set in a First Crush canvas bag. That will remain available to all COOP members.