Last Friday was a stressful day. It was the kind of ‘oh… there is no going back moment, now we have bought the expensive something moment…’. I, being a frugal Northerner, put a deposit down for a state of the art Shafenburger Europress to get a early bird discount. It will press a very large quantity of grapes, very gently and slowly to produce delicious grape juice. Essential really if you’re going to make fabulous wine. According to marketing gurus I should now enter into something called Buyer’s Stockholm Syndrome to rationalise my decision. But I am way too busy trying to post rationalise the vineyard decision to worry about a mere (very pricey) press!