Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Encore du vin!

Well, I realize this posting has nothing to do with running, but I thought it was cool-- my dad told me today that his amateur winemaking career has truly begun. (Friends who have recently talked to my dad have heard all about the stemmer-crusher, and those who visited Santa Barbara recently have been privileged to have a private viewing of said machine.)

Anyway, he de-stemmed and crushed almost a half-ton of merlot today. Then they added potassium metabusulfate (whatever that is, chemistry peeps) to the must. Tomorrow they're adding yeast... and then... let the fermentation begin!!

For the tipplers amongst us, this is fantastic news... up next on the wine horizon? Syrah!

6 comments:

209Mike said...

Hooray for wine!

Kevin said...

Well, that makes it official. Your dad is one cool dude!

Rick Gaston said...

I love Syrah, Petite Syrah's and Cabernet's. Yum, yum, yum.

Tom said...

Wow, two posts in a row about wine. Can't wait for the next!

Derek said...

I can't wait to get a bottle!!

Jo Lynn said...

So sorry to say I am no longer a drinker. But, it is nice to see you kind of excited about something.
I hope you're feeling well.