Sunday, November 28, 2010

WineGORE!

Horror movies and wine have nothing in common, right? Well, they do if you're working in a winery. Turns out that grape skins and juice look a lot like the make up and fake blood used in horror movies. Winery workers have been nicknamed many things, including cellar rats, but I've never heard us referred to as zombies. Here are some photos I took while working as a winery assistant during the 2010 harvest at Oregon's Dobbes Family Estate Winery. If I hadn't told you that these photos feature winery workers, what might you have thought?









Monday, November 8, 2010

Diary of a Winery Assistant (Nov. 8)

Good news.



I've been introduced as a guest blogger on the Dobbes Family Estate wine blog. A series of upcoming posts will feature photos from inside the winery and descriptions of the fantastic work we've been doing there. Wine explosions... 15-ton stainless steel tanks topped with steam clouds of CO2 looking like pent up volcanos... Drunk hornets walking across my eyelashes... Stuff like that.



(Above: My buddy Shawn.)

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