Welcome To Winepress.us
Posted 18 March 2004 - 03:04 PM
Welcome to all the new members, and thank you to all the people who have registerred and participate in the forum, making it what it is today.
My hat is off to each of you, and my wine glass raised,
Cheers and welcome to WinePress.US
Oh, by the way, I work in St. Louis for an ISP selling high speed Internet corporate access nationwide. I sell T1, DS3, OCx, server colocation, firewall, network security services, etc. I hunt (not too good at it), fish, camp, boat, snowmobile, play guitar, play softball, help dad farm (his hobby), and am a volunteer firefighter in my home town. Oh yeah, wine making, web site making, and running this forum.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 07:10 PM
I am Martina, 32, from Ohio. I was born and raised here, went to college in beautiful Fredericksburg, Virginia, and to medical school in Halle (Saale), Germany. (Lots of great wine in the Saale region!)
My hobbies include (of course) winemaking, which I started about August of last year, Genealogy, Dancing, computer programming, and well.... Med School didn't let me do too much else, so I'm starting some things that have been missing for the last few years.
I moved back to the United States from Germany about 6 months ago, and am preparing for the Boards. A very boring existance right now, but the wine helps.
Cheers to you all!
Posted 18 March 2004 - 08:57 PM
Thats about it....
Posted 19 March 2004 - 10:40 PM
I like to read, write, fish, camp, cook,travel, knit and look after my grapes. I like many other things... if I would just get a shot at another or two more lifetimes...
Just started school again with an intro to Tech College. From July I'll do a tourism course and next year I'll try again for the university. As much as like knitting I can't imagine myself sitting in front of the tv or herding the future grandkids... I'de like to be neck deep into the "very boring existence" Martina is doing now!
Posted 22 March 2004 - 03:38 PM
i am new to the winemaking addiction and while i have several hundred posts joel was kind enough to keep me as a newbie at my request...most of you probably threw more bad batches away than i had made good ones...
my wife maggie and a couple employees run our business known as orchard valley supply...we sell everything between the vine and the finished wine including kits thanks to joel pushing me to do so...
i work full time running a gaming operation and in my free time (yeah right) my wife and i ride our motrocycles and play with our cat...
i was born and raised on a farm and lived or visited many places from the virgin islands, to oregon to vegas to florida to australia and back...started in pa and now i am back living in pa....
had a heart attack three years ago and i still refuse to slow down....life is too short to live scared (it is like playing cards...don't play with scared money)
i am truly LIVING A DREAM in that everyday above ground is a great day!
Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:00 PM
reading posts thinking it's time I introduced myself.
Almost 20 years have gone by since I made our first batch of wine. It was from pesticide free Ontario Concord grapes. 50 or so litres. Quite a lot of not very good wine. But it was a start. Since then I've tried numerous kits. I've come to appreciate the quality of the former Brew King, now known as Winexpert. I personally thought they were the best but with the multitude of ads in my first Winemaker magazine I received I started to get a little confused. I wrote into the magazine asking their opinion on what they felt was the best and they told me to go by the competion results that I see have already been commented on. My letter was printed in the January 2004 issue. Their main point was to see who came out the best and after my own calculations I saw that Brew King came out with more awards than all the other kit companies put together.
Well after all this time has gone by I'm actually going to try some more Ontario grapes. It's from a friend of ours who combines 3 different juices and the price is quite good so I'm looking forward to the fall when I get 5 gallons of her juice.
Also, bought a used cooler from a store and going to try the Kamil pure European juice which has to be kept at about 40 degrees for 3 weeks.
So, enough rambling.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:25 PM
Glad to have another point of view and additional experience here!
(Reading and enjoying a Rancho Zabaco Dancing Bull Zin.)
What part of the country are you from? (Or what country?)
And who'll deny that's what the fighting's all about
Posted 26 March 2004 - 08:23 AM
Enjoying a nice cup of coffe, freshly ground Arabic beans. I wonder if there's a connection between enjoying good wine and good coffee. For me there definitely is. I just remembered an article I read from Natalie Maclean who is one of the best wine reviewers and writers. She did a great side article on coffe which she won an award for.Here it is if anyone would like to see it, it's kinda long though, but good.
We (me,my husband and 17 yr old daughter, the last of our 5 children) live in Ontario, in a small town called Stayner which is north of Toronto about an hours drive. Stayner's population is 3200 but it's on the highway 15 minutes to Collingwood which is Intrawest's latest development and investment community so things have gotten a lot busier here as well. It is a nice part of Ontario with Wasaga Beach nearby (the world's largest fresh water beach) and Blue Mountain in Collingwood for a bit of skiing. And if you want to do some serious shopping you're not that far from Toronto.
Posted 27 March 2004 - 09:33 PM
Posted 30 March 2004 - 09:01 AM
My name is Ed. I am new at wine making but it has become a passion. I grew up in the mid west and went to Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Lived in Seattle for 10 years and then in San Fran for 10 more next to the Wente Vineyard. Both places are were I became interested in wine. Spent many hours tasting and learning to appreciate all types and for the past year I have been studing all I can get my hands on. My grandfather was from Italy, around Rome and he made his own wine. Unfortunatly he passed before I could learn from him but would like to learn and pass on the tradition to my children. I don't want to grew my own grapes but do want to learn how to make great wine. Will take any suggestions and any help. I have only done kits so far. My next step is to learn how to blend different grapes. My wife and I just spent 2 weeks in Italy- and my ulitmate goal is to open an Enoteca here in the United States. I would love to give people a chance to taste different wines and promote local wineries. Any ideas on how to do this would be appreciated. I belong to the MSN wine chat and the Yahoo chat for home winemakers. That is how I found this site.... I travel extensively, play golf (another passion) did ski-but no more developed a tumor that was removed last year in my left leg. Love and study history. Looking forward to getting to know everyone.
Posted 30 March 2004 - 09:54 PM
Posted 31 March 2004 - 12:12 AM
"......lay down the boogie and play that funky music 'til ya die...'til ya die !"
My name is Sikki Lee and I approved this message !
Posted 01 April 2004 - 12:51 PM
Cathy from Oregon
Posted 01 April 2004 - 04:37 PM
Posted 01 April 2004 - 06:44 PM
Laura (my beautifu bride) and I are from southern Ontario, Toronto area ("Teronna", for all the westerners in Lotus land)l and we moved down to the New York Finger Lakes area (poor us) in June 2000. We both work for Cornell University at the Vet school. I am extremely new to winemaking. We love backpacking and camping, and cooking. We finally received our "green cards" and can take our lives off hold and start to look for a home to buy.
i am gonna try to attach an image of Laura and myself at our humble wedding reception..ok it was a kegger with vet people, OHHH! we had a blast!!!
Its not working I nwill try tomorrow or something
04/05/2004- Joel I love this edit feature.
Gonna try the picture posting again...
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