Q: Being Canadian and never having seen real olive trees, I am delighted to find one on my daughter’s property in Paradise Valley. What do you do with them? I have visions of dancing and crushing them beneath our callused Canadian feet for the first press of a famous new olive oil. A: One day last winter I wrote something mildly snarky about winter visitors and got calls and letters from grouchy snowbirds for days afterward.
ELGIN – Deep within the souls of most human beings, there lies this urge to jump into a vat of freshly picked grapes and stomp. Most never get to satisfy this yearning, but occasionally a small window of opportunity arises. One is the Harvesting of the Vine Festival, scheduled this year for Sept. 28-29.