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Pressing Pinot Gris - video

by Howie Hart » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:25 pm

My friend's winery made this short video of them pressing Pinot Gris using a cider press. The 5 boxes that I bought are probably the ones on the scale, which I just finished pressing.
http://longcliffwinery.com/2013/09/30/pinot-gris-harvest-pressing-grapes/
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Re: Pressing Pinot Gris - video

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:32 pm

What did they sprinkle on top Howie?
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Re: Pressing Pinot Gris - video

by Howie Hart » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:22 pm

Rice hulls, which are commonly used as a pressing aid.
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Re: Pressing Pinot Gris - video

by Dan Smothergill » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:23 am

Where were the yellow jackets? They love pressing parties.
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Re: Pressing Pinot Gris - video

by Brian Gilp » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:44 pm

Funny you mention yellow jackets. I have seen almost none this year and generally they are abundant now. I thought it was a local phenomenon but is it more widespread?
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Re: Pressing Pinot Gris - video

by Howie Hart » Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:31 pm

The yellow jackets have been around while I've been pressing. I've also seen some strange bees hanging around. They're colored like a yellow jacket, shaped like a honey bee, with red faces and are about 4 times the size of either. I'll try to take a picture.
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Re: Pressing Pinot Gris - video

by Dan Smothergill » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:42 pm

I got stung very close to the eye last week by something I never did see.

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