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(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #6 by Wes Hagen, Clos Pepe

Year in the Vineyard, Week #6 April 15-22, 2010 By Wes Hagen, VM/WM Clos Pepe This week in the vineyard saw some challenges, some rebirth, some rainfall, some progress, and as always in April, some cold temperatures and some sips of Reposada tequila to keep me sane. Last week was quiet enough to share an original draft of a (rejected) LA Times article, and this week I will again share another draft..the actual unedited draft that was accepted, edited, and finally printed in the April 4  Los Angeles Times Magazine.  You may notice that the article is a little long than what was printed, and contains plenty of extra commentary and wordiness that was deftly edited out by my friends at the Times.  And while it’s cool for a writer to complain and moan about what editors did to their work, I’m actually very happy with the final product that was published.  And if you haven’t gone through Macduff Everton’s photos of a day of Clos Pepe harvest, do check them out. (Go to: http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2010/04/transverse-transcendence.html and scroll your mouse at