Chris and Patrick with dad wine-making

Wine making with Patrick

I’ve joined and toured distilling processes going back years, and taken an interest in commercial and homebound beer brewing. Yet outside a few winery tours over the years, I haven’t been as close to wine-making. That’s silly because one of my closest friends in the world has taken up his grandfather’s tradition.

I joined Patrick in Germantown for a few hours to join the pressing stage. He and his family had already bought, crushed and fermented the grapes. (See illustration above from Wine Folly)

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