Item #1: Choices
There was a tank of wine ready for bottling at White Heron. The grape is “Amigne” – rare even in Switzerland, its country of origin. The wine is pale yellow.
Cameron decide to enlist the pruning crew rather than the bottling gang. So 3 that might normally come didn’t. One that usually doesn’t help bottle did. The 5 pruners worked together earlier, for weeks. None of us interact much with a general population. The wine outlet at Pike’s Place in Seattle is closed so Cameron is not out in that strange and busy environment. Work flow is better with two more, but we managed.
Cameron is not usually “on the line”, but floats about taking care of issues, such as adding corks to the overhead bin or making sure the filter is doing its job. He is also in charge of the music.
The little machine that puts the labels on decided to be temperamental.On this bottle, on the right side, there is overlap of the White Heron wing-art. On the left side, the information label is on top of the artistic label.
We produced two of these before the error was detected. We shut things down until Cameron could fix the problem.
I chose to take these 2 bottles as part of my compensation. I like the idea of having a unique bottle, and usually save them to take to a dinner at someone’s home. All the bottles – or almost all – have a black cap of heat-shrink material. I also like that idea and look.
For another of the crew, we pull bottles that have neither labels or the cap. He likes to write the vintage year and name on the cork. Others prefer the proper presentation – a well dressed bottle.
If you had a choice, what would you choose?
Item #2: “Staying Alive” parody
I’m tired of Panic2020, but this YouTube video is well done.
About the original: “Stayin’ Alive” is a song written and performed by the Bee Gees from the Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack. The song was released on 13 December 1977. [Wiki]
Item #3: Choose to stay inside
And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.