Where has all the time gone? Pluck & Feather continues to crawl along into its new form. In the mean time, I stepped away from the norm and visited Cinque Terra, Italy. Crazy beautiful and I got lucky enough to meet a splendid family that showed me how to prepare the local sweet wine, Sciacchetrà (pronounced shock-eh-trah). Delicious stuff.
A variety of grapes grown on the cliffside of the Vernazza were hung to dry some, not completely. Varieties included Bosco, Albarola, Vermentino and what I thought was said to be roja, but thats just “red.”
We plucked them and crushed them to macerate for a day. Then they were to be pressed and fermented.
While I was sad to not participate in the full process, I did get to enjoy a glass of the homemade concoction. So good.