Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bottling Wine

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This weekend I helped my father-in-law bottle wine - He makes both red & white wines every year. The photos above document the process - first transfer the wine from the barrels to the bottles, then the bottles are corked, the corked bottles are then moved to the shelves and at the end is the clean up. My job which is not pictured, (because it isn't very glamorous), was moving bottles around. Moving empty bottles so they can be filled, then moving the filled bottles so they can be corked and then taking the corked bottles and storing them on the shelves. This all took place in the basement and at the end everything smells like wine. It was a fun experience, that didn't feel like work at all.

1 comment:

  1. Wine making is certainly a fun experience. Creating that liquid work of art can be daunting and tedious. But in the end, the reward tastes sweet – like that delicious wine you’d just made. Nowadays, it is easier for home wine makers to produce wine, since the technology is now available for them to use. The difference lies on the combination of ingredients, and the careful and artful process of creating this liquid art.