Friday, February 13, 2009
I’m back home in Dizy, on a snowy morning. It’s only a very light dusting of snow, nothing dramatic—and in fact, for whatever reason it’s even less dramatic in this photograph than in reality. Apparently I missed all of the real stuff while I was away on my various travels. But my backyard and the vines beyond look nice, anyway.
Winegrowers say that vines like this cold weather in the wintertime. It’s a return to normalcy after the last two winters, which have both been exceptionally mild here in Champagne. Perhaps that means that the rest of the growing season will be more normal as well, although in these times, what exactly is normal, anyway? At the very least, people are expecting this vintage to be a great one, since it’s a year that ends in the number nine. We can only hope.
Posted by Peter Liem at 14:22