(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #7 with Wes Hagen, Clos Pepe

(Another) Year in the Vineyard, Week #7 April 23-30, 2010 Irrigation, Fertilization and Pinot Petioles According to my desk calendar, last week was supposed to be pretty mellow.  On more than one day the calendar read ‘GOLF?’, but I am sad to say the question mark won out and I haven’t moved the clubs from the back of my truck for more than three weeks.  The plan is to charge into today with all the alacrity and purpose I can muster, and then cross out the question mark on tomorrow’s calendar.  Sisyphus WILL get the rock to the top of the hill today, come hell or high water.  I will travel north with a number of golf pilgrims tomorrow and play a new course.  And before you think something like: ‘Well you have the whole weekend to do that…’, realize that the weekend is generally the busiest time for tours, tastings, sales, dinners and the like.  The wine business is the hospitality business, and that means we make money when everyone else is playing and relaxing.  And this weekend is