Friday, May 28, 2010

What to Make in 2010?

We will answer that question in 2011.

The Deux Punx are constantly bouncing ideas off each other, checking the bank account and changing those ideas. This is our infinite loop.

But here are some things that are in the loop right now:

1. Humboldt Pinot. This is a MUST. We'd max out our credit cards for this fruit.
2. Grenache Rose. Summer would suck without it. Maybe up the quantities and put some in our kegs.
3. Roussanne. After an honest critique from Randall Grahm we know this could be ready for the masses (8 people is a mass, right?) with some adjustments to our pressing technique. Some Viogner in there could be fun too.
4. Grenache. Maybe do it fresh and fruity (BBQ drinker). Pull it early and get the acids up and the fruit down. All stainless?
5. Syrah. We are saddened by the fact that we won't be doing Wahluke Slope syrah this year. But we are talking to Dry Creek growers about this varietal that is just about impossible to sell (yet everyone loves).
6. ?????. We are poking around looking for odd-ball grapes, good deals and, most importantly, cool growers.

There you go. That's it! Wait, maybe we should...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Theme Song - Of Sorts

My neighbor Nancy Guettier just dropped this on me:

Who's the guy who makes
wine with his own two hands
You're damn right
Who is the man
that would risk his last glass for his brother man?
Can ya dig it?
Who's the cat that won't freak out
when there's french wine all about
Right on
You see this cat Schaaf is a bad mother--
(Shut your mouth)
But I'm talkin' about Schaaf
(Then we can dig it)
He's a complicated man
but no one understands him except Aaron
(Dan Schaaf)