“f I could beat that man, if I could free society of him, I should feel that my own career had reached its summit…”

“Aye, there’s the genius and the wonder of the thing!’ he cried. ‘The man pervades London, and no one has heard of him. That’s what puts him on a pinnacle in the records of crime. I tell you, Watson, in all seriousness, that if I could beat that man, if I could free society of him, I should feel that my own career had reached its summit, and I should be prepared to turn to some more placid line of life.”

Sherlock Holmes, from “The Final Problem”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1893

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll see from the two sets of quotes immediately below that the folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including the 2017 California and Washington State wine grape harvests.

 

 

 

 

May 20, 2017 – Record Rainfall’s Influence on Sonoma County Wine Grape Harvest

June 9, 2017 – Climate Change Is Coming for Your Favorite Wine – Eater

August 8, 2017 – Napa wine harvest 2017: Picking begins in ‘frisky’ year

Sparkling wine producers in California’s Napa Valley have started the 2017 wine harvest, giving thanks for a relatively untroubled growing season

August 18, 2017 – Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins

September 1, 2017 – Inside 2017 California wine harvest: Grapes look great, labor crisis looms

September 7, 2017 – California Harvest Reaches Crisis Point | Wine News & Features

September 13, 2017 – California – 2017 Russian River Valley Grape Harvest Is One For The Record Books

September 26, 2017 – California wine grape market adopts a wait-and-see attitude as harvest continues.

October 6, 2017 – Seillan: California 2017 vintage ‘in top 5 of past 20 years

October 7, 2017 – California – Record High Temperatures Hurt California Wine Harvest – KVOA.com

 

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2017 – Effects of extreme climate on grapes, wine |Washington State University News

June 9, 2017 – Washington’s 2016 wine harvest was the largest in the state’s history

August 4, 2017 – Record grape harvest helps Washington wines gain international recognition

August 31, 2017 – Wildfire smoke hasn’t tainted this year’s grape harvest – yet 

September 13, 2017 – Pacific Northwest Winemakers Worry Wildfire Smoke Could Ruin Harvest

 

 

2 thoughts on ““f I could beat that man, if I could free society of him, I should feel that my own career had reached its summit…”

  1. Edward

    So it looks like to back up their lie on how bad the harvest was, they had to burn down some vineyards to artificially create a shortage of grapes and new wine.

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  2. Jeff Miller Post author

    I think it was ‘have what we euphemistically call Secret Agents set what would be purported as ‘wildfires’ in the vicinity of the growing grapes.’

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