Saturday, November 10

bottling nite

Actually, it was last night, but I didn't have time to post because I finally got the second disc from the second season of Weeds and couldn't wait to start watching it. We bottled our last two kits for the year, a Verdelho (never had that kind of wine before) and a Tempranillo/Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The Verdelho was good, but I think the Tempranillo/Cab blend might turn out to be really good--it had a nice, smoky flavor already. I can't wait to try it in a few months. Since I was a slacker with the wine this year (I really shouldn't be finishing up quite this late in the year), before you know it we'll be starting the whole process again. I found the 2008 kits on the internet last week and I think I've figured out what 4 of the 5 I will be ordering.

The wine racks are looking nice and full now. Brian's going to redo them at some point in the future (he's already created the design). The new racks will hold even more than the current ones, so I might have to make a few extra kits whenever that occurs so that they don't look bare. Nothing worse than bare wine racks. Now, when we're down to 150 bottles, it looks like there's nothing down there and, if you think about it, 150 bottles is kind of a lot of wine.

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