Under pressure

As part of the wine-making process, in Bordeaux as elsewhere, the young wine has to be drawn out of the big stainless steel tanks into smaller containers under the force of gravity. Given how large the tanks are, it’s not surprising that it comes out at high pressure. That’s what you call letting it breathe.

And if you zoom in closely enough, it becomes almost abstract:

liquid

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Liquid

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Against the background of a clear blue sky, rows of vines run up to the horizon near the village of Äy, in the Champagne region of France.

Half

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

 

Wine, from start to finish

In vino veritas

A recent day’s wine-tasting around Bordeaux provided an opportunity to see the whole process of wine-making, from beginning to end.