Friday, June 17, 2016

Buying bottles.

Whilst I have been rather busy with the usual late-spring vineyard operations (suckering, stuffing shoots, hedging, shoot thinning and more suckering), Vinomaker has been busying himself with getting things organised for a couple of upcoming bottling events to be held here in Vinoland.  At the very top of Vinomaker's bottling-to-do list was the acquiring of new glass: in other words, bottles.  So today, we took a quick trip out of Napa (to a warehouse in Benicia, which was chock-a-block with pallets and pallets of the things) to purchase the Bordeaux style bottles needed for bottling the St. Helena Sot's Cabernet Sauvignon next week.
It rained a little on the drive back to Vinoland, not ideal weather for transporting a butt load (technical term) of bottle-filled cardboard boxes. Tut-tut, Mother Nature!

8 comments:

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: It all sounds exciting; how was the crop yield this year compared to 2015?

Thud said...

Dennis...forget the wine...it rained again and my visit is coming closer....NO RAIN!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Everything is looking good crop-wise, but weather quite reminiscent of 2010 (not yet as dreary as 2011).

Thud: Calm down! It is going to be 100°F on Monday...even 20° cooler would be hotter than anything Blighty experiences on a regular basis.

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Thud: I was thinking about how to tell you to be optimistic concerning the weather, the odds are with you, your sister beat me to it!
Though it did give me occasion to visit your blog; I found Ellery Bop to be the "dog's bullocks", and the ladies must have found you to be quite the dish!
For those not inclined to visit "Over The Water", here's the link, but first my opinion (what else), the only problem I could hear was a studio problem (lots of talent there); well, when you retire. . .
Jihad

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Don't encourage him!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: Sorry, but I did listen to over an hour of Ellery Bop, and there were moments of intense creativity; reminded me of a British group called "String driven thing."

Vinogirl said...

NHW: I have heard of them. Bit more psychedelic than EB.

Thud said...

Dennis...an hour! brave man.