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A cheese course, in true French fashion. Pinot Noir to pair with. #wine & #cheese

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Easing into Thanksgiving day preparations by prepping the candied walnuts tonight 😃

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Racking the Pinot Gris. First and only time before bottling as this will be aged on the lees. #winemaking #wine

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French Viognier with dinner tonight. Looking forward to opening it up. #wine

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Finally... an actual #winemaking log book that has everything I need. Necessity is the mother of invention.

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Dick Dale in concert. One of the best shows I've ever seen from the man who created my favorite genre of music back in the 1950's. He is still the loudest and most energetic surf musician out there, even at 78 years old. Wow

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Toll house cookies with trail mix instead of chocolate chips!

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Racking the pineapple #wine. The bag was an experiment to trap fruit. Worked well.

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Racking the Cabernet Sauvignon. #wine #winemaking

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There's something you don't see everyday. Vacuum tubes! A full set for my #Fender amp.

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Hello old friends. #Fender #guitar #tubeamp #stratocaster

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Stafidine raisin syrup. 2cps raisins 4cps water. Boiled down to about 3/4cp syrup. Sweetest stuff I've ever tasted.

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Eager to cook I had this pumpkin pie ready to go at six this morning. What's next?

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Did some battonage tonight (that's fancy for "stirring of the lees") 😄 #wine #winemaking

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Loving this Chennin Blanc. Refreshing with tropical fruit on the nose and palate. Easy sipper & very affordable. #wine

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Pineapple #wine batches 1 & 2 side by side. #winemaking

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Here's my yeast starter for the next batch of pineapple #wine.

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A friend of Winemaker's Academy gave me a bottle of Merlot he made from his personal vineyard in Israel. He said it needs a year or two. So I'll wait to try my first kosher wine and #wine from Israel.

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The pineapple #wine is starting to clear. No fining agents yet.

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And this is what happens with a high foaming yeast. #winemaking

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Day 1 of pineapple #wine fermentation. Lots of foam & activity despite cool 58F temps. This is a beast of a yeast. #winemaking

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Cabernet Sauvignon nearly finished fermenting. #wine #winemaking

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Eight bottles of raisin #wine ready to go!! Very much an after dinner sipper.

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Making stafidine, an Ancient Greek raisin syrup to be used for back sweetening my #wine.

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A wonderful Tawny from Victoria to wind down with. #wine

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The smell of sautéed shallots cooking in #wine... wonderful

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Six gallons of Lodi Pinot Grigio ready to be made into #wine!! #winemaking

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Sampling my Cabernet Sauvignon. French oak is definitely on top.

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Come my yeasty friends... we have work to do. #winemaking

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A winemaking log book coming to Amazon worldwide very soon! #wine #winemaking

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The Great Oak Experiment begins. Cab Sauv, 1 with French oak, 1 with American. #wine #winemaking

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A better view of the pineapple wine in the secondary fermenter. #wine #winemaking

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The last bit of wine making its way to the secondary container.

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My yeast starter for the pineapple #wine. Pasteur Champagne yeast strain. #winemaking

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After 7 days in the making I now have two freshly baked loaves of sourdough bread. I'll see how it tastes soon

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Breakfast today was brought to you by the letter "N"

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Raisin #wine, back sweetened and topped up with inert gas. 1 bottle left dry. #winemaking

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