Monthly Archives: August 2011

Fiano di fioriere

I’ve said, here, or on some “hot-today-because-somebody-said-so” social media site, that I have a vine habit (it’s not an addiction, because you have to quit an addiction and go to some sort of rehab). I tend to spin my wheels … Continue reading

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2011 veraison status

After three years of work and ups and downs, there are finally clusters hanging on my vines. It’s been an imperfect year, with a wet winter and spring conditions that resulted in uneven fruit set. Two Aglianico vines are struggling … Continue reading

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I would be remiss….

…if I did not show off my most recent wine making acquisition. I ordered it a few months ago at the The Home Wine, Beer and Cheesemaking Shop in Woodland Hills. It came in about a month ago, but recent … Continue reading

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Veraison and training

As I said in the previous post, this has been a challenging year – both in my home life and in the vineyard. The season started off promising enough, but then came cool, cloudy, rainy days that delayed fruit set … Continue reading

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Vine clinic: Spots and patches

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I’ve been a distracted vigneron of late. Lots of things happening at home – some good, some tragic. I’ve managed to get some regular doses of sulfur and kaolin on my vines. I still have to fine tune this as … Continue reading

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