Monday, June 28, 2010

In the cellars

The stories were told in the Blum Winery cellars - a meandering labyrinth of brick cellars, lined with barrels and bottles, labeled by type and year bottled. The niche in the picture had some very old bottles in it - you let them sit and build up cobwebs, showing how old they indeed are. These were particularly good years I guess. On the wall in the picture with the barrels you can see a glass ball with a long tube on the end. Back in the old days they would run down into the cellar, stick the tube in the vat to siphon some wine, stick their thumb on the top and then come back up to the bar to give people more wine. 

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