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The modern design of Minamaze (Lite) makes it the perfect choice for any website. Business, charity, blog, well everything!

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100% Responsive

Minamaze (Lite) is 100% responsive. It looks great on all devices, from mobile to desktops and everything in between!

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Powerful Framework

Get a taste of our awesome ThinkUpThemes Framework and make changes to your site easily, without touching any code at all!

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Naked Truths

For over a week now, the line from one of John Prine’s song “That’s the Way the World Goes ‘Round”: “naked as the eyes of a clown” has been haunting me”. It just seems to replay over and over in my head throughout the day, during any “quiet” time I have. Last night, I was

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Cooper’s Visit

I just had the extreme pleasure of a visit by Francois Witasse and his wife (excuse me for not getting her name) and young son. Francois is the Directeur General for Tonnellerie Demptos in Bordeaux. They do quite a bit of business with our local cooper, McGinness Wood Products and were in the area paying

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Looks like a misspelling, but it’s my name for a grape found growing here at Peaceful Bend. This guy seems to just want to be wine. It is a volunteer vine located near our crush pad. Most years, the majority of it’s crop makes it through to harvest, without any intervention whatsoever. This alone makes

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Yesterday marked the completion of the rough filtration of all our wines from the cold stability process. This year, about 7,000 gallons passed through the filter, and 8,000 gallons were moved (1k of reds were just racked and not filtered, which constitutes the majority of the work; detartrating tanks! Everything went quite well. One major

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New Wine

This is a project we’ve been working on this winter. The wine will only be available at the Hy-Vee store at Lake of the Ozarks. But more than anything, I was just wanting to test the image upload function of the new version of WordPress.

Pretty Good Day…

…. for being trapped in the salesroom. Had some nice customers. One of the better thing about the off season (doesn’t seem near as off as it use to be!) is that the customers that do show up are high quality. Sometimes I wonder if we structured things properly around here; I often joke about

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Find Me Back at it Again

Lots has gone down since my last entry. The least of which not being that I’ve moved all websites to a new server. This took quite some time and effort and has put me way behind on many things, including keeping up with my stuff on the web. Recently, the wines been calling me back.

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Winter Flood 2008

The ground was saturated with the nice rains and snows this winter, including a recent 2 inches of sleet that was like walking in a bunch of beads. Then we got an inch and half of rain with a couple hours on the night of Feb. 16/17 according to Wudack.