Late summer is Crush in these parts.

Brendan Eliason, assistant winemaker at David Coffaro Winery in Sonoma County, describes the process for creating wine from harvesting grapes to bottling. If you’ve ever taken a winery tour you’ve probably learned this stuff, but Brendan writes well so its a good read.

The David Coffaro web site also has a winemaker’s blog from David Coffaro himself, and a photo gallery of the harvest (which mostly this year seems to involve kittens. I approve.)

(I got it from Metafilter)