I know I swore I’d never start a blog — the romance of print and all that — but I’ve fallen in love, and it’s the kind of love that deserves to be shouted from the digital rooftops:
I love winemaking!
Ok, ok, maybe it’s a bit premature to be falling in love considering that I haven’t actually started winemaking yet. But, I have purchased one barrel each of Syrah and Petite Sirah from Eaglepoint Ranch in Mendocino and am waiting not-so-patiently for the harvest. As I dream about sorting, crushing, fermenting, pressing, aging, branding those juicy grapes into (600 of) my very first bottles of wine, my cheeks flush, my pulse quickens, and my palms begin to sweat. I think it’s clear what’s going on here…
Winemaking, I have a crush on you.