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I Love Lucy reruns aside, crushing grapes by foot fell out of favor a long time ago. Even though foot treading has a reputation as an effective way of crushing grapes while not also crushing the bitter seedsother learn more here are easier and more cost-effective.
Foot what I can tell, by the Middle Ages, basket press—style wine presses had replaced foot-stomping for most wine production, except when it comes to Portwhere treading the grapes is still practiced. Other methods are more uniform and take much less time. Sep 24, Dear Dr. Vinny, When was the last year that grapes were crushed by foot in Europe?
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