Jon’s Musings

Just a Little More Spirit

On behalf of White Winter Winery, and all craft distillers, we need your support to reduce the excise tax on small distillers. This legislation was introduced but not adopted last year. The language is being reintroduced by Senator Wyden and Senator Blunt as an amendment to The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 (SB.…

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Push, Push, Push

Fall and Soooo much to do! Thank the Goddess I have help in the back, thanks Kari and Sara! The processing of nearly 3000 gallons of cider continues with the first run coming off of fines, filtering, into the carbonating tank, into kegs and off to fine establishments like Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior, WI.…

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Weather

This weather is crazy! 25F one day, 70F the next, the daily average is supposed to be 55F! Who cares? Any day without snow in Iron River, Wisconsin is a bonus at this point in the year!  And I still have work to do on the 41 International with no heated garage. Not much, just…

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The cellar is filling up with new fruit

The middle of October for all intents, hard to believe the year has gone so fast. The cellar is filling up with new fruit, the smells changing almost daily from the fresh sweet scent of strawberries, blueberries, and honey to the yeasty qualities of fermenting must, mingled with coffee, laughter and the heat from cooking…

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I love blues, makes me all at once happy

And here it is, the first snow of the season and barely the middle of November! Could be a long one for sure, but if we didn’t like it, we wouldn’t live here, right?……Right?! Kim and I spent the first half of the day clearing snow at the house and the shop, shuffling the truck…

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