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Wine for a Year: Grape Effects

I don’t know how much to say about this one…it’s always hard to talk about abstract pieces. I don’t want to tell you what you should feel or think about it. So I’ll just give you the technical data, and … Continue reading

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Beautiful: New Berries

Some days, you just have to go out and do something stupid. There were high winds and heavy rain predicted overnight, through the morning, into the afternoon, and even the next couple days. So I did what any sane person … Continue reading

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Pressing Merlot, Palkonya, Hungary

Wow. I let more than a week slip by. In the mean time, I’ve been to two more wineries, but let me finish up with Haraszti Pince before I move on. Being a small winery, this little auger-driven press is … Continue reading

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Riding a Tractor, Palkonya, Hungary

Interspersed with the hard work of the grape harvest is a good deal of pleasure. Moving from one section of the vineyard to the other, J├ínos invited me to hop onto the back of the tractor with him and a … Continue reading

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Merlot Harvest 2013, Palkonya, Hungary

This photo is the most telling of the day I spent at Haraszti Pince. Harvesting grapes is hard work, and there are no easy jobs. If you’re Feri, the vintner, standing on the back of the truck, you get long … Continue reading

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