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Heard it through the grapevine

  Yes, I heard it through the grapevine that there's a winery in Capiz. But it slipped my mind because so much was going on, what with the holidays.  Then suddenly my PA sent me a short post about it and off we went to see the fruit associated with  Bacchus thriving in tropical shores.  We got there on the last hour of the last day. Actually, the person in charge of the mini vineyard was about to close for the day and for the season but saw us coming and let us in. He also gave us a tour and talked about the grapes grown in the vineyard.  The red grapes are of the Baikonur variety. These are seeded grapes. The grape vines are trellised using bamboo poles. The entire vineyard is protected by a greenhouse plastic roof to protect the vines from the elements. A bamboo fence surrounds the area and a mesh net hangs down the sides to keep birds and animals from eating the fruits and taking aim at the young, fragile vines. This an organic vineyard, totally fertilizer free.  Life is good if

It's late August in Yolo County

On our way to a jazz concert in Brooks, California, we passed peach orchards and vineyards along the way. It reminds me that vendange is coming. These grapes will be ripe for picking in no time. Amusing musing about wine: "In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas." In wine there is truth, in water there is health.  À votre santé !