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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, August 20, 1974 B.C. printer owns big vintage cellar Bummer's Flats Ray Demarchi, regional wildlife biologist employed by the British Col- umbia government, checks plants at Bummer's Flats near Cranbrook, B C The flats are the site of a joint federal-provincial project to rehabilitate acres of almost worthless rangeland VANCOUVER (CP) The largest privately- owned wine cellar in British Columbia belongs to Vancouver printing press foreman Ray Lipp, who owns more than gallons of wine 'Wine with every meal? he asks quizzically, as if the prospect disturbs him Not me I may have a bottle of champagne for breakfast if I'm hung over, but usually we only drink wine with supper It ferments in 60-gallon barrels of the finest hmousin oak and lines the walls, bottle upon bottle, row upon row, looking like the decor of a fancy-dan restaurant I used to have such a nice laundry room, Fall... a beautiful time to stop next year's weeds Fall A beautiful time of year Air is crisp Harvest is in Time to get ready to lock up the land for winter But wait, there's one more important chore you can accomplish It'll save you time and worry next spring. Apply EptaifTherbicide to your sugar beet land in the fall It'll stay there all winter. waiting. When weeds try to sprout come spring, they won't make it. 'Cause Eptam is there. When the land wakes up again for spring planting... all you'll have to do is harrow lightly and plant to moisture. Then, watch your sugar beets grow, knowing wild oats, pigweed, and foxtail won't be bothering your crop. Fall., a beautiful time to stop next year's weeds. With Eptam. See your Stauffer supplier now for Eptam. Always follow label directions carefully. Stauffer Chemical Company of Canada, Ltd., Montreal and Vancouver. Distributed in Canada by: Chipman Chemicals Limited Beloeil, P.Q Hamilton, Winnipeg Eptam from laments his wife, Margaret "Now all I have is one little cramped corner There was even talk of moving the washer and dryer to the children's bedroom, but I refused Around the Lapp living room is a collection of trophies, mute testimony to Mr Lipp's wine-making prowess He is rated fourth among B C amateur winemakers Mr Lipp is president of the B C Winemakers Association and probably the antithesis of what most people have heard about wine snobs He uses a fish-tank heater, because it s cheap, to keep his sherry at just the right temperature His method doubtless raises eyebrows in more sophisticated wine-mak- ing circles but his sherries are acknowledged to be without eaual locally Thf onlv way an amatPur like me can educate his palate is by buying the finest wine and then trying to duplicate it Mr Lipp says Most B C produced products are not on Mr Lipp s list of fine wines Some of the stuff they turn out (commercially) is atrocious The Lipps got into wine- making in 1958, when a neighbor gave them entirely too much rhubarb Now he makes wines with everymg from pea pod to dandelion "Pea pod is nice, only don't call it pea pod, call it he says "You can make a wine from just about every fruit or vegetable, but don't make bean impossible My rose petal wine was a great success Women are crazy about it The bouquet is terrific and they never know whether to drink it or wear it behind their ear Sedate The Vancouver Amateur Winemakers Association has about 50 members who meet once a month to taste one another's wares 'You know in eight years we have only had to throw out two people because of rowdi- ness they were guests For a social club where there is unlimited wine and cheese and imported meats that s really saying something Mr Lipp says, he can drink one bottle of five vear-oid wine a day and a lot of people would give their eye'eeth to be able to that When asked if he drinks anything but wine he says Well I like a glass of scotch now and then and a drop of brandy, and screwdrivers go down very nicely ou know just the gooc stuff Meat prices have led the rise in food costs, but North Americans in 1972 each ate an average of 251 pounds of beef pork, fish and poultry This compares with just 181 pounds averaged by each person in 1950 THE PROFIT MACHINE Over two hundred years of selective breeding has brought about the answer to the cattleman s needs Angus1 Look them over Clean in the brisket no wasteful fat no excess bone and belly They re heavily muscled Ensuring good red meat Angus steers finish out at about 11 hundred pounds giving you the extra profit from extra weight Mothering ability Angus are famous for it1 100 per cent calf crops are frequent occurence they protect their calves against predators th' wont drift in a storm and they re good rustlers Cancer Eye forget it1 Pink Eye and Foot Rot very seldom Records Angus holds them all At The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Angus carcasses have been Grand Champion 24 times out of the last 25 years At The Chicago International Angus steers have been Grand Champions 76 per cent of the time over the last 70 years Angus Growthier without sacrificing traditional Angus Quality SOUTHERN ALBERTA ABERDEEN ANGUS Jerry Virginillo Prtiident Ph. 345-4211 CLUB Mrs. Edith Box 914, Pincher Creek ;