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“Di Venere o Marte, ne si torna, ne si parte.”

Roughly translated, this means “Never start anything on Friday or Tuesday” (venerdΓ¬=Venere, martedΓ¬=Marte)

Therefore, in order to appease the frightening gods of Italian superstition, we can’t start the harvest tomorrow. Friday.

It would mean disaster.

Easy enough to solve though… We start the harvest today. We don’t need to actually start making wine today, we can just start the harvest. Today. Right now.

SO into our hail-scarred vineyards just in front of the office to pick a few bunches…

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That’s Davide saving this year’s harvest, single-handedly, by picking this year’s first grapes on THURSDAY (GiovedΓ¬) September 2, 2010.

Thanks, Davide. That was close.

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Scenes from San Martino

Just a couple of things I wanted to share…

The weather has been cold and rainy for about a week, but once the clouds clear a little, I can safely say that I have a beautiful morning commute…

Commute

And then I have this little guy constantly flitting and chirping outside my office window:

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In the winery, we’ve started pressing some of the appassimento grapes. We use the basket press for these because there simply isn’t enough volume to fill a pneumatic press. Unfortunately the guys in the cellar got the grapes in the press before I even arrived at the winery today, but I’ll catch them later on and post a few pictures.