Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies: Weekly Wine Word Wednesdays

The Weekly Walla Walla Wine Word for Dummies is: Cordon.

No, it is not a chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese ...

The cordon, or "arms", are part of the actual grapevine that extend from the trunk. From the cordon,  additional arms and eventually leaves and grape clusters will grow and extend. Cordons are usually trained along wires as part of a trellis system. This training usually fixes the cordon into a permanent position, such as horizontal extending from the trunk in opposite directions. 

1 comment:

petertrapasso said...

Catie,

You had me at, "chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese ...".

Insert photo of Ron Swanson (from Parks and Rec) here.

cheers,

Pete