The weather has been unseasonably warm, and we dodged a big bullet last week when the temperature plunged to 32-1/2 degrees. Colder, and we would have had frost damage. Apparently northern Ohio was not so lucky. Early bud break has made tying up canes more difficult, since buds get knocked off (and that impacts crop load).
There's a new "What's New" page for April, including some nice information about Riesling. See What's New. If you're running Internet Explorer, and you're in the office, you might want to turn down the sound, otherwise you will hear some spring bird chirping when you access the page!
Here's my latest favorite wine cartoon:
Tin capsules have gotten sooooo expensive ($399/1000) that we are converting to aluminum. Same nice color, leaf logo on top and text in gold on the skirt. They are also manufactured in Spain, like the tin ones.
Just a reminder, Kinkead Ridge Vineyard and Winery is for sale, see http://www.kinkeadridge.com/forsale.htm.
If we don't sell this privately, we will be listing it with Sothebys International Realty soon.
Your friendly wine blogger,
Owner/Managing Partner, and all around go-to gal