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Old 09-05-2017, 08:08 AM   #121
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Got an email response from Harford. They're sending out an email update next week. But, it appears I have some time.
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Old 09-05-2017, 06:42 PM   #122
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Placed my California grape order from our local supplier. Plans are 3 lugs of Zinfandel and keeping as a single varietal and 2 lugs Syrah plus 1 lug of Grenache, co-fermenting the Syrah and Grenache. Lake Erie Concored grapes in in mid-October.

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Old 09-05-2017, 06:59 PM   #123
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Well I spent the better part of a workday yesterday and all afternoon today prepping, Cleaning all the glass and buckets and sanitizing, organizing everything involved. Even Took inventory and overhauled my whole work area. Really brutal with the washtub being upstairs. But im done.
With Every batch I get a little better at preparing and knowing what to do, and what to have ready and all that. Trying to do everything possible to make sure this season will go as smooth as possible without any hiccups or scrambling last minute for something or another. I'm sure I forgot something!
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Old 09-20-2017, 09:47 AM   #124
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Has anyone bought any of the Italian juices or have any recommendations. Just received an email from Harford that they will be shipping early and I may want to try on. I like big bold reds.

 
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:04 AM   #125
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Has anyone bought any of the Italian juices or have any recommendations. Just received an email from Harford that they will be shipping early and I may want to try on. I like big bold reds.
I did a Valpolicella a few years back. It was OK. Very light.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:07 AM   #126
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I have my orders locked in, supplies on the way and everything cleaned up and ready to go!

I am doing the following:

3 lugs of Old Vine Carignane
3 lugs of Cab Sauv from Mukelumne River Lodi
2 lugs of Washington Cab Franc

No juices for me this year, although I might get a bucket to mix with a Saison fermentation.

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I did a Valpolicella a few years back. It was OK. Very light.
Thanks, that was one I was thinking about but would rather settle for better then OK. BTW, I can't do Friday, sorry.

 
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BTW, I can't do Friday, sorry.
No word yet on anything coming in. Either way, I will likely be up there once or twice more.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:38 PM   #129
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It appears my grapes are 2 weeks and that is about the same time as the Italian juices. Next Friday I am working the crush pad at Pearmund so that is out.

 
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