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Calling all heavy hitters on Saturday, July 27th! Join Tapout Fitness (Southlake) and House of Shine ringside as we help North Texas students discover who they are and why it matters. Donate a $25 gift card of your choice as entry to Tapout Fitness in Southlake on Saturday, July 27th at any of their three classes (9:00am Boxing, 10:00am Boxing Bootcamp, & 11:00am Tapout Kickboxing). No experience required, but be prepared to have a bunch of fun! (Gift cards will be used in the silent auction of our fundraiser in October.)
Final tasting before racking. We have a few experiments here; one on Turbidity, at 500, 300, 150 and 50ntu on the right, and four different yeast on the left (including natural/ambient/whatever). All the trials were run in oak from the same cooper/year of manufacture to keep things consistent. When I sample I start with the natural barrels (about 35% of the total) and sterilised equipment to avoid cross contamination during fermentation. The main benefit from the natty yeast is in the first third of the ferment anyway, but a trial is a trial and I want to make sure I keep them separate as best I can.
These barrels haven’t moved since fermentation and have been developing on gross lees now for 10 months, which helps add texture and weight. They’ll get another month in tank now before bottling.
Very interesting results btw, but a summary would be too long for even my verbose posts...
The main thing is the wine is tasty AF. Tropical, yet tight, with texture for days. 2018 was a good vintage in England and I’m hoping we get more of the same this year! .
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Another whirlwind weekend ✨. Squeezing in some work with a client to plan summer soirées like a poolside end of summer bash. 💦 Her grapevine veranda looks just like this and we want to turn it into a bar. 🥂 Stay tuned! 📷: @myinterior
Archiving a few more shots from my two concerts with the Carpenters Tribute Concert (July 12 & 13). The marquees at the Hippodrome in Waco and the Palace Art Center in Grapevine. The concerts recreated the Carpenters famed 1976 UK. I included a shot of my period correct shirt and tie. Also, a couple rehearsal shots from the Hippodrome.