Many thanks to all of the coop faithful that lend a helping hand or two this wine making season.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours…
Thanksgiving is my personal favorite holiday of the year, and I often hear the same sentiment from others. It’s all about family, friends, reflection, and giving thanks for our blessings. Diane and I are truly blessed and have much to be thankful for.
This update will be short, but I did not want the opportunity to pass not to wish you all our heartfelt Thanksgiving wishes. I hope First Crush wine will be included as an accompaniment to your holiday celebration… Salutè!
Our Winter Social…
Save the date… Saturday, January 27th, 4-6pm. And, not to worry, our winter social is always the week prior to the Super Bowl. Last year it was a Patriots pep-rally. It worked again… I love tradition!
At this stage, our 2017 vintage remains in our stainless fermenters. The wines have been racked (gravity filtration)twice with one more racking planned in early December before the wine is transferred to oak aging for the next 9-12 months. In the meantime, we have two more bottling sessions remaining of our 2016 wines to fully empty our aging room and make room for 2107. I am on schedule and very pleased with my personal tasting experiences to date. I love my job!
You will be pleased to know that our 2017 vintage will have much more Rapture (100% Sangiovese) and Amore (Super Tuscan) available. FYI: When I blend the Super Tuscan, I will use 2017 Sangiovese and one year older 2016 Fusion. It worked last year and I will repeat the formula.
For any of you that have not had the opportunity to pick up last year’s reserve, I will extend our two gift bottles through this holiday weekend when you also sign up for this next year’s reserve at that time.
A couple was invited to a swanky costume party. Unfortunately, the wife came down with a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone.
He being a devoted husband protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed and there was no need for his good time being spoiled by not going.
So he took his costume and away he went. The wife, after sleeping soundly for about an hour, awakened without pain and, as it was still early enough, decided to go the party.
Since her husband did not know what her costume was, she thought she would have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she was not with him.
She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every nice woman he could, and copping a little touch here and a little kiss there.
His wife sidled up to him and being a rather seductive babe herself, he left his current partner high and dry and devoted his time to the new babe that had just arrived. She let him go as far as he wished…Naturally, (since he was her husband.)
Finally, he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed. So off they went to one of the cars and had a quickie.
Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away, went home, put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would make for his behavior.
She was sitting up reading when he came in, and she asked what kind of a time he had. He said: “Oh, the same old thing. You know I never have a good time when you’re not there.”
“Did you dance much ?”
“You know, I never even danced one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Browning and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening. But you’re not going to believe what happened to the guy I loaned my costume to…
Drink my wine my friends,