Friday, October 31, 2008

Wine season -- Yay!

I love this time of year. This year we got 80# of Zinfandel grapes, 120# of Chardonnay grapes, 120# of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 6 gallons of Johannesburg Riesling juice. All shipped from California to Collinwood Grape and Juice, where we buy them. My favorite shopping trip of the year. 'Cept for the bees. Bees LOVE grapes.

Forgive me, for I have Zinned...

Thinking ahead, check out the great racks that these Chardonnay and Cab grapes came in -- fabric storage!

We offered a bonfire, a cookout, beer and vodka to our friends for helping to de-stem the grapes. Alex and Joe helped us out.

This is some serious fun right here...

Maybe 320 pounds was a little bit much at one time.
(note to self -- two separate trips next fall)

TJay smashing the grape for the last time. We got a crusher --yay!

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