December 2012 – Have a Glass of Cheer

First things first: another big salute to Mr. Super FIS who is a perfect 2-for-2 on the wine quizzes.  At this rate, I will either have to assume he is the most knowledgeable reader or the only reader.  Very impressive, sir, now celebrate with a glass of Pinot Noir from the wine region of Burgundy that made it famous. There …

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Winespeak: Viticulture

In the coming posts, the grape varieties we chose to plant will be described and it is simply invaluable to know the difference when discussing wines from all over the world.  Plus, you may be sampling at a winery or at home with friends and can “wow” people by knowing the origin and species of the grape!  …

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November 2012 – WORK

There comes a time when you are building something when you simply have to work.  Good old-fashioned dirty hands, heavy lifting, chainsaw wielding work.  I’m not ashamed to admit that I have historically avoided manual labor related man-things.  In fact, I've been affectionately referred to before as the "blister": showing up when the work is …

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November 2012 – Of Mice and Men… and Grapes

What do MacGyver and Batman have in common?  An appreciation for the power of a well thought out plan (trick question-they have too much in common to list).  At this point in early November, we decided how many rows we wanted to plant, based on running numbers on available land and what we figured we …

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