This week's Photo Hunt theme is flow.
I was going to go with the flow and post one of a gazillion water fall, fountain, or river picturs that I have on file. Instead I went with this one:
Mind you, this is how we harvested them:
Icewine (or, in German, Eiswein) is an expensive type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, so the result is a concentrated, often very sweet wine. In the case of ice wines, the freezing happens before the fermentation, not afterward. Only healthy grapes keep in good shape until the opportunity for ice wine harvest, which may be in the next calendar year. This gives ice wine its characteristic refreshing sweetness balanced by high acidity.
Most ice wines are harvested at night (after midnight) when the temperature is - 8 degrees Celsius or colder. Because of the cold temperatures it was easy to snap the frozen clusters of berries off of the vines and place them in the bins on the ground below.
About a year later 'our' ice wine arrived, signed with a gold pen by the wine maker.