Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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This September, focus on your wine making!
The Hours of Henry VIII depicts wine making as an activity that requires a division of labor between men and women. In the fields in the background, seated women pick the grapes, while a man stands, awaiting a full basket to bring to the wine press. Inside the barn men dump their baskets into large wine presses where the fruit is trampled. Crushed, the grapes are then transferred to a large vat from which, at the bottom, the liquid can be extracted for storing and aging in the nearby barrels. See more: bit.ly/1vUZm5I