Monthly Archives: February 2012

I typa ’bout Eutypa

A cabbie in Eastern Europe once told me: “Never trust lawyers, priests and weathermen” (not necessarily in that order). So, last Saturday I pruned the Montepulciano block since the forecast was for drizzle in the foothills. The vineyard is NOT … Continue reading

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Worse than expected

Last week, I had to part with my oldest back up Montepulciano and Aglianico vines. Recently, I proposed a way to plant vines in large pots. I had written about keeping vines in pots several times. I entertained the idea … Continue reading

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Growing wine grapes gives me a connection to nature, its cycles and seasons in a way just living in Southern California does not. Making wine feeds my creative needs. Yes, I have a creative bend. When I was single and … Continue reading

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