My Uncle and some traditions lost in our day and age.

Jul 03, 2019,10:03 AM

I always a pleasure to share stories around a glass of wine but it is even greater when the stories themselves are about wine. 

This is a simple pictorial of one man and back yard and the desire to make some of his own wine. The story dates back to the early 1980’s. 

12 vines.

The passion of a old school Frenchman.

One man and his passion.

Still some souvenirs to cherish of his own bottling. 

Old school cellar with a gravel floor.  Wetting can create cooler temperatures. 

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Wow, thx Bill for sharing this personal story.

 By: dedestexhes : July 3rd, 2019-10:07
Hope to do a similar one in the next 10 years with my own wine 😀. Dirk

Fantastic pictures. And what a handsome gentleman he was.

 By: ChristianDK : July 3rd, 2019-12:29
In which geographical location was this?

I am amazed by how many grapes are on the vines in the first picture.

 By: ChristianDK : July 6th, 2019-14:35
A lovely story and some very nice pictures btw.

My interest in pool cues began . . .

 By: Dr No : July 3rd, 2019-12:31
. . . when I started playing some 50+ years ago. Although I've only indulged collecting in the last seven or so. Pics tomorrow of my latest acquisitions; on my way to our weekly tournament now. Best, Art PS - now that I've quit drinking altogether, it's s... 

We should have a Euro g-t-g in . . .

 By: Dr No : July 4th, 2019-13:58
. . . the foreseeable future, and London's a good a place as any.

+1 London or Paris [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : July 5th, 2019-07:31
No message body

I am in. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 5th, 2019-08:33


 By: Cpt Scarlet : July 7th, 2019-05:34
Needs careful planning.

Quit drinking? Are you on drugs?

 By: cazalea : July 3rd, 2019-14:35
Or was it gout that got you to give up red ale? Mike

My filters are in bad shape after forty years . . .

 By: Dr No : July 4th, 2019-13:55
. . . of imbibing. One Tito's screwdriver did me in last week, Mike. It's time to hang up my six-packs. ;-(

When I make it to your cellar for a look-see, I'll bring . . .

 By: Dr No : July 8th, 2019-18:36
. . . my latest cue. Ebony over gonçalvo alves, a Brazilian timber that was reputedly Jerry Franklin's favored handle wood for its playing properties. Franklin (gone for many years now) founded Southwest Cues. He's considered the best of contemporary cue-...  

Very interesting story

 By: halkcb : July 3rd, 2019-18:16
Kudos to your uncle for taking the next step to wine making---if only some of us can. Looks like a nice cellar to boot

thanks for sharing the personal story Bill...

 By: maverickmahesh : July 4th, 2019-00:36
that is exactly what passion can us crazy, sleepless & to do something beyond what a regular person will do... ''there is always something inconceivable about mans' supreme deeds, for the simple reason that they greatly transcend average hu...