What a crazy busy week it’s been! My sinus infection is officially on its way out, and I’ve not
been getting stuff done around the house. Yes, I said not
. But C’est la vie – there’s always next week. Meanwhile this weekend has been jam packed with all things wine. In case you missed Friday’s post
, I’m bottling Blackberry Merlot
this weekend since it’s been aging quite nicely and is ready to be filtered and bottled. So yesterday I got all my ‘wine stuff’ together and sanitized all my equipment and the bottles and corks. Today is the filtering, bottling and corking – I’m very glad I invested in a floor corker – doing it either by hand or with a hand-corker was a major pain.
I’ve been trying to create a ‘just right’ label for this batch. That’s what I came up with above – what do you think? Perfect? Too busy? Just right? I’m still tweaking… Some people have asked if I sell my homemade wine
– yes, I do (shameless plug)
over on my site Savannah*Haven
. You can email me through here or there if you want to reserve any bottles. I bought a shopping cart software package that I haven’t implemented yet, but I do have an order form you can fill out.
Oh, but it’s Sunday – so that means it’s time for Quotable Sunday! Of course this week I have chosen my quote on Wine… You saw that coming from a mile away, didn’t you? 😉 Enjoy the quotes!
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”
“What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.”William Sokolin
“Wine is bottled poetry.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
“Wine gives a man nothing… it only puts in motion what had been locked up in frost.”Samuel Johnson
“Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.”Ovid
“The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust”Diogenes
“Don’t put new wine into old bottles”Proverb
And my favorite:
“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.”
Quotable Sunday is brought to you by Toni,
from A Daily Dose of Toni
– why don’t you join us? Here are the basic and easy-to-follow rules…come on and join in, it’s fun! 😉
The rules (for newbies)
~Go to your blog and post one or more of your favorite quotes.
~Go to Toni’s and sign mister linky with the link to your post and then go visit the other participants and leave some comment love.
~Spread the word of course…we want lots of Quotes to read 🙂
And just for fun, here’s the ‘Warning Label’ I’ll be putting on the wine: