Sunday, August 02, 2015

The grapes of August

There's good news and bad news. The good news is that there are a lot of grapes on the vines this year. The bad news is that they're very small. I guess it's all the heat and lack of rain. So, if things hold, there will be less wine, but it has to potential to be very good. Of course, the weather can change everything at the last minute. Harvest time is a long way off.

These grapes look like the normal size. I think they're red grapes. Maybe gamay. Don't hold me to it.

I really don't know much about the process, except for the very basics. We're just hearing things here and there from people who work the vineyards, and some from people who don't. I have certainly seen the tiny grapes, but there are also some grapes that look normal out there. Who's to say?

7 comments:

  1. Walt, our sidebar shows:
    "It's gonna be a grape day
    Sorry, couldn't resist. There's good news and bad news. The good news is that there are a lot of grapes on the vines this year. The bad news is....
    "

    You changed the header???
    I think the first one was just fine!!

    Anyway... I'll stop graping on about changing titles....

    I suppose all the vignerons must have something to grape about each year... but it usually seems to be the weather!
    Like most farmers....

    Tim

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    1. tim, yes, I changed it because I used the same line last month on another post!

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    2. Are we likely to "rememem..remem...m...member"...
      I suppose someone will?

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  2. Lovely photo today! That two tones zucchini blossom is nifty also- will the zucchini be two colors also?

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  3. Well if the weather doesn't cooperate, there'll certainly be a lot of sour grapes.

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  4. evelyn, I was wrong, it's a winter squash blossom...

    gosia, I hope so!

    stuart, groan! ;)

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