Friday, December 25, 2009

How to make Fulkerson's Red Zeppelin at home!

You can make your own Fulkerson's Red Zeppelin with Welch's grape juice, some 170 proof White Mountain Magic from the neighbor's still, and a blow o' Reddi Whip to get it down. Wow, is it awful. Surpassingly awful. I think I'll bottle some and submit it to the Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, just to see if their scale goes below 50 points.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Next year's party, "Cayucapalooza: Wet Zeppelin II" will be a five day event - August 11-15 - ranging from Seventh Heaven Vineyard to Hoppe's Garden Bistro and the Old Cayucos Tavern.

Our old friends the Dancing Cage of Impossible Hotness and Donald-Elvis will of course be there, as will Dario Rosa and Dread Zeppelin: except this time you'll get to see them. We have several surprises in store for you that don't involve getting a concussion, unless you get in my way.

We will not be having any events at the Borracho Vortex, er, Vet's Hall, so we'll have more resources available for musicians and of course our Cal Poly Wine & Viticulture scholarship.

Mark your calendar . . . you do have a 2010 calendar, don't you?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Out on the tiles!

Cropped ZZ Top or Blues Brother?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Seventh Heaven Vineyard

In declining order, we have planted Pinot Noir clones 777, 667, 115, and, er, 666, all on 1103P: a total of 500 vines on two experimental lots; the upper, at 450'+, is the larger. This is first leaf and just trellised; next year we'll make a bit of pink, and leave some clusters to see what kind of ripeness we get. Fun, eh?

Band practice

Band practice