"Working" at a bottling
Bottlings represent the culmination of about two years of work. This is longer than an elephant's pregnancy! Waiting two years for an outcome is certainly delayed gratification in all its glory. It is a joyous day. A gathering of friends to share in the experience, the work, the pleasure. Here I am sampling what will be bottled. The wine maker is, of course, duty bound to sample often. In fact, it is one of my "first principles" of wine making that you (me) can't sample too often!