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If Yogi Berra Was a Wine Writer

We have come to the end of another baseball season and I thought it would be of interest to consider how baseball legend Yogi Berra might write about Pinot Noir. The former Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees became known for his “Yogi-isms.”

“If Pinot Noir were perfect, it wouldn’t be.”

“When I drink a great Pinot Noir, it's deja vu all over again.”

“You can taste a lot by tasting.”

“If people don’t want to come to the winery, nobody’s going to stop them.”

“I didn’t really drink all the Pinot Noir I drank.”

“You can observe a lot by watching winemaking.”

“Great Pinot Noir is 90 percent vineyard. The other half is winemaking.”

“You better split the bottle of Pinot Noir into four parts because I’m not thirsty enough to drink six.”

Speaking of a new Pinot Noir release: “An overwhelming underdog.”

Commenting about a new popular Pinot Noir winery: “No one goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

And finally, when asked when to pick Pinot Noir: “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

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