Monday, January 5, 2009

Starting Off the Year

It's raining and with the rain I think of indoor activities like making videos. Well, watching more than making. But over the course of the last year I figured out that my phone could take videos. The video attached is my first effort at trying to show the disgorging process. This will just be a small part, an appetizer, until I can get the rest of them in the correct format.

I am also attaching a photo taken of me hand disgorging as I did not have a saber to do a real show on opening a sparkling wine. Crowd loved it- I was a mess and had to change before I could get back to lunch. But it was a kick- I love showing people this and then tasting the wine- yes! It is one of my life's little pleasures.

So a new start in my blog posts, more vids of what I do as a Winemaker and life in general. I was contemplating doing a what I do in the day of.....still working on the details of how to make that work, but I will.

The start of the year also means cleaning up the end of the previous year- inventories, taxes, reports to different agencies. Not good video, but some of the daily, weekly, monthly, yearly tasks that not many of us do.

It's a good thing that it rains this time of the year.

Cheers from the Mustang Winemaker

PS-stay tuned, new website is starting to look pretty good!


mark Storer said...

Just found your blog through Twittter. I live in So. Cal and last year, made Tempranillo from French Camp Vineyards grape. My winemaking partner and I took Gold at Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles.

Your blog looks great and I'm excited to try some of your wines! Thanks--

Mark Storer

The Mustang Winemaker said...

Glad you found me and a fellow Tempranillo maker! We will have to trade bottles- would love to try your wine-
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