What are your plans for the spring harvest?

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  1. Mar 15, 2019 #61

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    Hey pork chop, I see your jumping right into it man- good deal. Ive been kinda busy and haven’t put any thought into spring grapes yet. What’s your game plan?
     
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    Well...been checking with corrados as to the availability of grapes...they a sure me they will have, but no pricing til april...
    Getting some new equipment, got 2 54l demijohns and I've been talking a lot to my customers that own Italian restaurants, the majority make wine as well and one of them has a #40 press and crush/destemmer hes selling...
    If the corrados scene doesnt pan out I may have to check out the Pintos place you guys goto near philly...
    But yeah....I'm all in and my wife hates it...lol
     
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    Lol. Yep. Sounds about right
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 #64

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    AJ, you have to call them.
     
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    De winterizing only requires a start up doesn't it?
     
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    Have either a bad starter or solenoid issue lingering from last year.. I usually take them both for a ride as well assuming I can find my wetsuit
     

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    So...I bottled my malbec at my wine "school"...kinda mixed feeling on never going back to make wine there..learned a lot and met cool people, but ready to strike out on my own this spring
     

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    Looks like a fun way to learn!
     
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    PA, MD, and VA guys - not sure how close this is to you, but my LHBS just started taking orders for Chilean juice:
    Annapolis Homebrew is getting Chilean juice in the spring via pre-order until 4/1. Looks like $60 for 6.25 gallons.
    https://www.annapolishomebrew.com/chilean-wine-juices
    So they're taking orders for the next couple of weeks and delivery is mid-April.
     
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    There are a couple places in the Chicago area that are having a group buy for Chilean juice and grapes.
     

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    I'm now thinking this one, never heard of it before but sounds like a nice Chilean blend. Plus this store is like 2 miles from my house. ;)
    https://www.annapolishomebrew.com/chilean-wine-juices/chilean-rapel-casa-rosa
    Chilean Rapel Casa Rosa
    64.99
    Pre-order, For Local Pickup Only
    6 1/4 Gal of Juice, Expected delivery to the store mid April.
    Cabernet, Merlot, and Syrah blend from the region of Rapel
     
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    Here's the order form for Annapolis Homebrew:
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