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    America's Newest Winery!

    For the three of you that still remember me and know what I've been up to these last couple years. Just wanted to check in and let you know that my pool finally died. Didn't quite make it through the winter. We all knew my 100 dollar used pool wasn't going to last more than a year or two, yet it kept surprising us year after year!

    On the other hand, today I finally got federal approval for my winery! It's been a long road that's starting to come to an end, just to turn onto a new road that's even longer! Still waiting for state approval though. That should be done in a month or two. Then I should be good to go to start selling the wine that I'm pretty sure I can start making now. (Have to check on that)

    We've also got a 8 person hot tub coming soon. We're also looking at new pools! So there's lots of stuff going on around here.

    <---That's new!

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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Bummer about the pool
    Awesome about the wine

    I think cyclops has been around here for a long time
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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Maybe I just don't remember cyclops. Or he was buried with the rest of them before...
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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    There have been a LOT of changes recently in the software and Admin, but the core functionality remains unchanged. And the smileys have not change in a while since we added the shark and a few others
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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Eeegads! Haven't seen the shark either! Ok, I see a few new ones since the last time I looked now that I'm actually looking. LOL

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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Hey, I like wine. Nice logo. Classy, simple, elegant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northrn View Post
    Hey, I like wine. Nice logo. Classy, simple, elegant.
    Thanks! It's been an evolution, that's for sure! "Classy, Simple, Elegant" Those are the exact three words I handed my daughter, the graphic designer, and said, "Make all that money we spent on your college pay off!" I think it worked. LOL

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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Id love to open a winery to sell some of my wines.

    From where you are, I guess a viognier is in your future. I would love to try your wine.

    P.S. I have 7 gallons of chilian cab-merlot in my primary right now
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    I would love to recoup some of this endless amounts of money we keep burning through! Lol

    Starting off with quick wines like Raspberry Pinot, and peach chardonnay. It'll sell quick in these parts. Giving me time to make the grape wines!

    I've had nothing going for about 5 months now, and our personal stock is almost under a hundred bottles. Was getting nervous there for a few weeks!

    Everything had to be empty for the site visit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kias View Post
    I would love to recoup some of this endless amounts of money we keep burning through! Lol

    Starting off with quick wines like Raspberry Pinot, and peach chardonnay. It'll sell quick in these parts. Giving me time to make the grape wines!

    I've had nothing going for about 5 months now, and our personal stock is almost under a hundred bottles. Was getting nervous there for a few weeks!

    Everything had to be empty for the site visit!

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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Quote Originally Posted by northrn
    Hey, I like wine. Nice logo. Classy, simple, elegant.
    Dittos on both points!
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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Quote Originally Posted by Griswald View Post
    How to turn a large pile of money into a small pile of money...open a winery!
    True. So true.
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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    You still making the Skeeter Pee?
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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

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    You still making the Skeeter Pee?
    Haven't really been making anything for many months now. All containers need to be empty for the site visit. Since I'm using the containers I already own, plus some new ones, everything is empty. Except one carboy that has a Pinot Noir in it for my nephew's wedding in 2017. Had to get that going.

    Wine levels are dangerously low in my house right now.


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    Re: America's Newest Winery!

    Hehehe......I'll come help get rid on some of that wine for you !!!!
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