Defeat came with a very distinctive sound, but not the one I was expecting: It wasn’t the nut that cracked, but the machine itself, mighty big Mr Nutcracker. Looking at the tiny nut that succeeded in this enormous david-vs-goliath fight, I went all philosophical, – ‘defeat comes round the corner when you least expect it, bla bla bla….’.
Luckily for the wine, this defeat only affected the food supply for Marzipan and Erbse. As for the wine, the beautiful 2014 vintage in question, the dilemmas we are facing are more questions of technique than of strength: Should the tasty moist and protective yeast come out already, or can it stay in until January? We shall keep you posted.