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Old Dec 1, 2009, 9:36 AM   #11
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So now we all want to know, why are some grapes picked at night? If anyone has an answer, please post it.

Bynx, your photo makes me want to go right out to the store and buy some, the large plump green ones! Great shot. The lighting (60w bulb??) is perfect.
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 12:54 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Bynx View Post
...Hey this means you. Stop reading....
As long as I get a good laugh out of it. I'll read on, Bynx!
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Old Dec 1, 2009, 2:14 PM   #13
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Night harvest
The grape harvest is entirely conducted during the cold hours of the night, in order to make sure that the fermentation process only starts once the grapes reach the winery, where they are under the supervision of the winemaker. The short distance from the vineyard means that the clusters are placed in the containers in the early hours of the morning, and that the fermentation process starts very soon after. Also when the grapes are cold they are less susceptible to damage. When I Googled this I found this thread as the 5th item listed under Night Harvesting of Grapes. What a hoot.
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