Hey Santa Claus, there are 10 things you can bring me over

Christmas treeIt is Christmas time and as far as I know Santa Claus is already on his way to Linhares de Ansiães, the small village in the Douro valley, where my grandparents from my mom’s side were grown and where I will have the Christmas dinner. I don’t like to ask for anything, specially because I think we have more than enough stuff to live with and to make us happy. BUT, if I could choose what Santa Claus will bring me tonight, here is my list:

  • a big pot with one vine of Tinta Francisca and one vine of Pinot Noir, as I want to find if they are really the same varietal
  • a ticket to see the Uefa Champions League final between F.C. Porto and F.C.Barcelona
  • wizard hands to finish all the repair works at my parents’ house
  • that in 2010 the peaches from Trovisca come without worms
  • some rain during the months of April, May and June to help the new white vines we are planting growing strong and healthy
  • a pair of cycling boots to ride more efficiently up and down the valley
  • that 50% of all the friends that have told me they would come over in 2010 really show up
  • cold nights during the next year so I have a good excuse to drink more Port
  • no new roads or highways constructions in the Douro so its autenthecity can be maintained
  • and new snickers as it is not been easy to find some nice ones that fit in my feet!!!

And what about you? What are you asking to Santa Claus?

Oscar

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  1. Andre Ribeirinho Friday December 25th, 2009 | reply
    That rain can fall everyday during the months of April, May and June I can believe it can happen. Now, FCPorto in the Champions final, that's just impossible. :) Happy new Wine Year!
  2. Manuel Antonio Simoes da Costa Sunday December 27th, 2009 | reply
    Os meus comprimentos Oscar.Iniciei a transformacao de uma pequenissima vinha há dois anos.Com as castas touriga nacional,tinta roriz.Estamos na epoca da poda,e pretendo fazer a formacao/conducao em cordao bilateral royat,poda a talao.As cepas encontran-se neste momento com tres vigorosos sarmentos cada.O meu dilema e se devo ou nao fazer ja esta epoca a formacao/empa dos bracos, e com quantos olhos/gemas por braco admisivel.Pois receio que possa enfraquecer as cepas.A sua opiniao e saber dos principais topicos.Aguardo por respostas.BOAS FESTAS PARA TODA A FAMILIA QUEVEDO
  3. Oscar Quevedo Monday December 28th, 2009 | reply
    Wait and see... maybe it will rain!
  4. Gerwin Thursday December 31st, 2009 | reply
    Hi Oscar, I don't know of course how many of your friends have told you they would come over, so I can't say how fast you will reach a 50% turn up, but we will be there coming may (provided no disasters etc happen)!! We all want ti wish you and your family / friends a verry Happy New Year!! :-)) Best regards, Gerwin, Sandra and family
  5. oscar Thursday December 31st, 2009 | reply
    Gerwin, great to know you are bringing Sandra and the family to the Douro. You all deserve to have a great time. I'll be here to make sure you will enjoy!
  6. daniela Tuesday November 2nd, 2010 | reply
    pai natal eu queria que medeses um telfone e uma maquina de fazer chocolate

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