August 27, 2004

Crush time

The Vinography Blog offers an excellent insiders view of what goes in to a bottle of wine. From an interview of Brendan Eliason, assistant winemaker at David Coffaro Winery: bq. For anyone involved in wine, the three months from the end of August until the end of November are both the most exciting and the most frightening of the year. These three months dictate the final say in whether you happily learn that your wines will be served at the White House or whether you become the largest vinegar producer in your neighborhood. These are months of 60- to 80-hour work weeks (and many times more) that on one hand require complete control of the environment around you and on the other hand require you to give in completely to the whims of nature. These are months where all thoughts of family and friends dim in an ever growing purple haze as your sleep deprived mind attempts to reconcile the hundreds or thousands of details that'll make or break the next year of your life. This is Crush. Fun stuff. The Coffaro website is worth checking out too. Posted by DaveH at August 27, 2004 1:37 PM