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Karamoor Estate

Alecia Jankowski
April 21, 2017 | Alecia Jankowski

Bottling, bottling, bottling!

It's April 21st!  That means that next Friday is the 28th!  Which means that my wedding is NEXT Saturday.  Can't believe it.  Tomorrow is Matt's local bachelor party (that lucky rascal gets two bachelor parties!), and while he is doing that, I am going to be doing wedding stuff.  Tomorrow morning I have to swing by the jeweler to make sure that my ring fits...hopefully I still like it!  Choosing a ring was hard.  I am glad that Matt just picked my engagement ring for me...because I am very indecisive.  When we went in to choose wedding bands, Matt was like, "I will take that one."  It took him like 4 seconds.  I had to go to two different stores, look at all the options, then go home and think about it, then go back for a second look...  After the jeweler, I am heading to Mom and Dad's (but Dad will be taking part in the bachelor party festivities, so he will not be there) to put together the welcome bags and then do a little DIY decor stuff (among a few other things).  Mom and I couldn't find any table number holders that we liked (because we are picky and none of the already-made-for-you holders were justtttttttttt right), so we are going to be spray painting them, then filling them with like this rubbery concrete stuff, and then we have these swirly table numbers made out of like thin gold.  Hopefully they turn out great because we do not have a back up!.  We also have to do the koufeta.  Koufeta are white sugar coated almonds and it is customary to give the koufeta to your wedding guests at the ceremony (and of course, to the bride and groom during the service).  The koufeta symbolizes purity (the white color), the new life which begins with marriage (the egg shape of the almond), the endurance of marriage (the hardness of the almond), and the sweetness of future life (the sugar coating).  Koufeta are always given out in odd numbers and that is because those numbers are indivisible, just as The Bride and The Groom shall remain undivided.  I'm getting so excited!!!

I am also excited about a few other things that happened this week!  Like...yesterday we had a film crew out from WHYY because they are going to be doing a little story on Karamoor Estate!  It is going to be about the journey of grape to bottle and background on the winery and winemaking process.  Not sure when it will air, but I will let you know.  In addition that awesome piece of news, we also bottled and labeled our Sauvignon Blanc (finished that last Friday) and this week we finished our Meritage!  In addition to Karamoor's Meritage, we also bottled the Meritage for AKA.  So...two Meritages!  Next week Kevin is going to be bottling our Cabernet Franc and our Merlot, and then we will be all done bottling until we do our 2016 Chardonnay in later August...but I will have other things to share with you after bottling.  Don't you worry!

I hope that you have awesome plans for this weekend.  It looks like it is going to be a little overcast (sadface), but I bet you will still make the most of it!  Until next time...


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