Monday, May 31, 2010

90 Minutes of Perfection

Drove up the Columbia for a short hike this AM.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Language and Symbol

Nothing I haven't said before, but Sam Keen says it well in his book In The Absence of God. Sorry these are so small and that they are images, but c'est la vie. The first 2 paragraphs really get at the relationship between language and symbol while the following paragraphs speak of the relationship's subversion and manipulation for power and solidarity.

Happy Weekend.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Taking Time (and Kia Meng) to Smell the Roses

Friend in from Malaysia. Rainy day in Washington Park.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Update On Our Wine

As Dan posted on his new blog, our homemade Zinfandel is coming along quite nicely. Just racked it into a neutral barrel to get the wine off the yeast sediment that was created. This is one of the natural ways to get around filtering.

I am considering a fining option which would remove a bit of the diacetyl characteristics left by malolactic fermentation. Decisions like this are tricky as you begin to open Pandora's box. But alas, the butterscotch-y flavors are a little too pronounced.

All in all, it's becoming a really great wine. A few more adjustments and then we should be ready to bottle. Exciting.