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Pete Townshend Vineyards
Beginning and End of Wine Class
'I'm hoping one day I'll be discovered by the director of Riverdance.'
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"I still enjoy running my winery, but these days my real passion is the meth lab."
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"I'm getting subtle hints of what the Fed might do."
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"I make it myself!"
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"Let me guess. You had it up to here with the world of business, so you packed it all in and started your own winery."
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On Champagne: 'Nobody knows the bubbles I've seen.'
'That's disappointing - we've only gotten 10 years out of this 'Vintage of the Century' sign.'
Grape vines think alike.
'Yeah, I think it has too much tannin, too.'
'Thank goodness the FDA now requires us to number each grape. We were almost caught up around here.'
'I blew the $50 million settlement I got from my ex here in 6 months. Oh, well, that's 3 more than if I had started a winery.'
"I want to introduce you guys to what I feel is a really gifted young Zinfandel."
'How do I know we need to turn down the filtration system? - This is our cabernet sauvignon.'
"Now this is a Francis Ford Coppola. We still haven't been here quite long enough to be drinkable ourselves."
'The yeast cells are flocculating? - I don't think the kids are ready for that.'
"We're hoping for a really smooth wine here."
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'It's time to retire from the winemaking business, Maurice - Just look at your skin-to-pulp ratio.'
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'It's very 'woody'...'
'What do you mean, you don't want to dry grapes in the sun for dessert wines, like your father? He's a big success--and only 32!'
'Why, thank you. When they started the vineyard five generations ago, I heard they were shooting for freakin' awesome.'