Wine. It is the maker of memories for some, the reason memories are forgotten for others but always great nonetheless. In its most undeveloped form, a wine’s life begins on beautiful vineyards as grapes. One standard acre of grape vines produces about five tons of grapes. After the grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and pressed it is turned into roughly 14 barrels of wine. Each of those barrels yields around 35 average-sized bottles, which equates to about 4,000 bottles of wine.
I’ve been thinking a lot about why I watch certain television shows. Mondays from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. you can catch me in my dorm watching “Being Human,” the new Science-Fiction reimagining of the British hit about a werewolf (“Josh,” Sam Huntington), vampire (“Aidan,” Sam Witwer) and ghost (“Sally,” Meaghan Rath) who live together in a Boston apartment. Think of it as “Friends” meets Twilight.
Dog of the Week: Missy
Breed: Saint Bernard mix
Weight: 95 pounds
Color: Tan and white
Though most of us don’t need a reason to get drunk, it sure is nice having one. Ah, yes, St.
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