Happy Halloween, my libation-loving friends.
As the streets are filled with sugar-craving, maniacal little beasties going door-to-door begging for the sweet stuff, the end of October unofficially marks the end of prime time for the 2010 harvest.
While there are still certainly some grapes a-hanging on the vine, for the majority of North American and European wineries, the fruits-of-their-labor have been picked. No more nerve-wracking, weather-watching, hail-fearing afternoons. Its time to hang up the shears and disappear into the bowels of the cellar.
So tonight, slip off your Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton costumes, grab a glass of vino and hoist it high in honor of the 2010 grape harvest. Here’s a pictorial round-up (click on the pics to visit the respective host websites):