Posted by Colleen | Cellar Activity | Posted on December 14th, 2011
When we arrive for work at Clos Pegase, we walk through the cellar and get a first-hand look at what production stage our wines are in. As we journey to the offices or tasting room, we also get to enjoy various songs playing through the stereo. Today it was Adele’s “Someone Like You,” yesterday it was house music. Our production staff uses music to keep themselves motivated during hours of pump-overs, topping off and fork-lift work. But, as you know, music tastes can vary greatly. By what genre of music is playing, we can usually tell who’s working in the cellar that day or at least who got there early enough to claim control of the radio. Ricardo, who specializes in barrel care in our cellar, enjoys playing “Mexican Pop” but has also been known to pop in a Credence Clearwater Revival CD from time to time. Brad and Ashley, our cellar veterans, introduce even more diversity with their iPod playlists. Brad has some friends in local bands that he likes to listen to, while Ashley gets her groove on to classical and old jazz tunes. With a handful of harvest interns in the mix each year, we are constantly exposed to even more music.
For the 2011 Harvest, we were joined by four interns, all from different countries, with very different musical tastes. With Japan, Spain, Argentina all represented, there were new beats in the cellar every day. Mixed in with their music was also an assortment of “American Top 40” hits, so that our interns could experience American culture as well.
Needless to say there seems to be a ‘battle of the beats’ going on in our cellar. We have enjoyed the benefit of being able to discover all these different artists and songs and it’s something we would like to share with you. Be sure to follow us on twitter and look out for #cellarbeats to see what songs are currently playing in the Clos Pegase cellar.