Monthly Archives: October 2009


I have to admit that the idea of naming plants is pretty silly (but so is naming animals to someone who grew up with animals filling a utilitarian, rather than a social role). Some time ago, after the vines I … Continue reading

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Data and information

Investing oneself in a project such as growing wine can turn to an exercise in obsession. I suppose that having scientific training predisposes me to some sort of formalized approach to seeking an understanding of what is happening in the … Continue reading

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Circling the drain

A small portion of planted vines do not “take”. The reason for a few newly planted vines failing may be attributable to an incompatibility between soil and rootstock, problems with the soil itself: fertility, pH, deficiency or excess of key … Continue reading

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