Friday, October 30, 2009

Wine, wine, wine

Of the 500 lbs of grapes we picked; about 150 lbs were turned into Jelly. The other 350 lbs have ended up here:

This is 15 gallons of wine. 2 fives, 1 three and 2 one gallon jars... When one fills a jar it is vital that it be filled all the way to the top, otherwise the oxygen in the jar does "bad things" to the wine. Over the next year, periodically, one decants the wine, pouring it off the settled sediment. At each stage you need to end-up with completely full jars, despite leaving the sediment behind... hence the distribution of the wine and not 3 five gallon containers.

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