What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Bone tired from his first harvest, David Keck, MS was en route from the vines to his makeshift winery south of Burlington and pulled into a party store. Because he says, he didn’t know what he really was doing, he was getting plenty of phone handholding from friends. One piece of advice came from Chad and Bree Stock who encouraged him to do a cold carbonic marquette. “Chad said he would stomp for a little juice and then punch down whole clusters, cover it with dry ice and wrap it up. I thought it sounded like a good idea.” Bleary-eyed and achy as the midnight hour approached, he purchased $150 of dry ice the method required and lay it in the bed of his pickup. A couple of minutes later the skies opened. With the pouring rain, the dry ice went up in smoke. Sure, what else was new? In 2020 the surprises hadn’t stopped coming.