Yesterday Adam Lee from Suduri/Novy wines posted something he'd heard
form Pinot Noir grower Martin Van der Kamp:
There is an Native American tradtion that the God that brings rain also likes to drink gin. So to delay a rain you leave 1 shot of gin outside and the God then either becomes drunk or certainly distracted enough that the rain is delayed. We will be putting a shot of gin outside the winery tonight and would appreciate it if all of you could do the same at your homes as well. "
We put a shot of gin outside last night as well, and I've heard Casey Hartlip at Eaglepoint Ranch did too.
Right now we just wait and hope the coming rain is light and doesn't slow down the grapes too much. The forecast is for dry weather in the 70's after the storm goes through, so all in all the rain may just push back harvest 3-5 days.
Kenneth posted a review and some pictures from the barrel tasting on Saturday. Take a look at:
And put some gin out if you have it!