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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/08/2018 07:32 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/08/2018 08:32 PM
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The Grapeful Dead take the 25th Anniversary Grape Stomp Competition! Finals Video & Over 100 Photos!

Murphys, CA...The 25th Annual Calaveras Grape Stomp was another special day in Murphys Community Park. Previous Champions the Grapeful Dead came back stronger than ever after an injury kept them out of last year's stomp competition. Another great story was the Local father and son duo of Matt & Sewell Hatcher who stomped their way into third. For 25 years the Calaveras Grape Stomp has brought thousands of people to historic Downtown Murphys for a day of fun and entertainment the first Saturday in October! The annual community Grape Stomp has grown into the Largest and Oldest Grape Stomp Competition in California! Final Results of the 2018 25h Anniversary Calaveras Grape Stomp — Championship Stomp Grapeful Dead Dale Marcum Jennifer Marcum 20.08, Sushi & Waswabi Craig Wright Tamao Nakahara 19.47. Hatcher Winery Matt Hatcher Sewell Hatcher 17.94. Mucker Truckers Brett Nocentini Christoher Lusardi 17.75.
Dwelley Devastators Arroya Eddie Dwelley 17.2. Flast Nasty Joel Hilton Tony Ramsdell 14.93. SCUMBAGS Klyle Park Brian Royston 14.45. Cluster Buster 2 Brent Hoffman Brooke Lawrence-Howell 14.16. Zin It to Win It Kailyn Finley Matt Puppo 12.51. Country Crushers Rachel Burke Steve Banke 12.46.















During the stomp, teams of two, many with creative names and costumes, compete to collect the most juice out of 25 pounds of grapes in three-minute heats. Teams consist of a “stomper,” who stands in half a wine barrel with the grapes, and a “swabber, or mucker” who stands outside the barrel and reaches in to help flow the juice out of a drain spout.

Teams are encouraged to appear in costume and prizes are awarded based on originality, design and effort. Previous winners include the “Mucker Truckers“, “Grapeful Dead” and the “Cork Fungus Fairies”. The most anticipated heat of the day is the Winemakers Heat where local winemakers come out to compete in a friendly rivalry for most juice stomped and the Presidents Cup. Competitions are highly encouraged between businesses, sponsors, organizations and friends and pre-registration is strongly recommended as stomp competitions sell out well before the event.

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Quality arts and crafts, antiques, handcrafted goods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles and food booths offer wares for sale in addition to Murphys’ multitude of one-of-a-kind specialty shops, restaurants and tasting rooms that line Main Street.

In addition, the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance holds a silent and live auction that includes donations from local and regional supporters such as Bear Valley Ski Resort, Saddlecreek Golf Resort, Murphys Historic Hotel and wine and winemaker event tickets from local wineries. All proceeds from the silent and live auction are distributed back to local community organizations and help fund the CWA scholarship funds.

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It serves no purpose,
Posted on: 2018-10-08 19:48:33   By: Anonymous
 
it gathers no food,
it does not serve Va'al!

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    Re: It serves no purpose,
    Posted on: 2018-10-08 20:04:13   By: Anonymous
     
    Hope you flatlanders had fun. Now back to Salida.

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      Re: It serves no purpose, Bacchus is pleased
      Posted on: 2018-10-08 21:17:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Is there a medical check of those stompers feet beforehand?.....Erp.

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        Re: It serves no purpose, Bacchus is a drunk puke.
        Posted on: 2018-10-08 22:27:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Range (S. purpurea subsp. venosa)
        USA states: New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia (500 plants remaining as of 2007, mostly at one site (Sheridan, pers. comm. 2007)), North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia (Rabun County, 1 site; Tattnall County, 1 site still extant as of 2007---Sheridan (pers. comm. 2007)). Populations in West Virginia are non-native, and were introduced from a now-extirpated population from Highpoint, Maryland (Sheridan, pers. comm. 2007). Similarly, populations in Washington state and California are also introduced.

        In the region of subspecies overlap, intermediate plants are found readily and I have largely given up on trying to separate specimens from this area. They simply drive me mad, and any armchair naturalist who tells you these plants can easily be identified should visit plant populations in the confusing overlap zones (New Jersey towards Virginia). Take a look at the relevant on-line field trip descriptions I have posted in this FAQ to learn more about those areas. The fact that the two subspecies have overlapping ranges in which they interbreed does not suggest they should not be maintained as separate subspecies; the overlap area is relatively small compared to the overall ranges.

        Fortunately, the differences between the two subspecies are fairly reliable. I recommend using the following characters.
        1)The outer surface of the pitcher of the northern subspecies is smooth, glossy, and waxy, while the outer pitcher surface of the southern subspecies is rough or pubescent.
        2)The hood of the northern plant tends to be smaller, and if pinched together the lateral ears barely touch, while the lateral ears usually overlap readily in the southern plant.
        3)The northern species has pitchers which are overall 3 × longer than the width of the pitcher mouth; the southern pitchers are not so elongate.
        4)The flowers of the northern subspecies are a darker red or purple.

        You can often find individual plants that violate one or more of these characters; you must identify plants using several specimens. Think "population level"! Incidentally, not everyone is quite sure that it is correct to use the subspecies names at all. Recent research on climate variations across the continent suggest that the two subspecies may actually just be the result of climate gradients. Is it possible they will find evidence suggesting that McDaniel (as described below) was right after all, and that the subspecies should be united? Meanwhile, at least one naturalist has noted in on-line, unpublished musings that the northern plants should be divided into a coastal entity and an inland entity of as-yet unspecified rank. Would such musings bear the scrutiny of a refereed peer review process?

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          Re: It serves no purpose, Bacchus is a drunk puke.
          Posted on: 2018-10-08 23:08:02   By: Anonymous
           
          Did Leif Erickson record that after discovering America for White People?

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            Re: It serves no purpose, Bacchus is a drunk puke.
            Posted on: 2018-10-08 23:16:09   By: Anonymous
             
            If you would stop being a racist for a few moments, perhaps you might learn something.

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    Re: It serves no purpose,
    Posted on: 2018-10-09 07:13:13   By: Anonymous
     
    go enjoy your toe jam wine or your monsanto laced wine. no wonder why liberals are brain dead.

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      Re: It serves no purpose,
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:28:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Toe Jam, lol. Then there is the yellow fungus of rotting toe nails, accck!

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      Re: It serves no purpose,
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:35:55   By: Anonymous
       
      Because of historic mining of the Gold Country - Mother Lode wine is full of heavy metals, arsenic, mercury, led, etc. And now added to that is pesticide/fertilizer chemicals. The land should be tested before any planting of vines, buy organic.

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        Re: It serves no purpose,
        Posted on: 2018-10-09 14:59:30   By: Anonymous
         
        Psst.....arsenic, mercury, lead and manure are all organic.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-08 20:39:13   By: Anonymous
 
Lowest attendance ever, almost a non-event for locals who didn't have to fight for a parking space or traffic going to the grocery store and picking up their mail. Hope all the Central Valley drunks made it home okay.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-08 21:14:59   By: Anonymous
     
    Grape Stomp was great and crowded. They need to tweak the street fair. More live music, wine themed activities and more. I think Feeney Park kinda coated on CWA coat tails CWA needs to take it over next year.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-08 21:46:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Don't they have one of those things that does all of this anyways?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-08 23:11:16   By: Anonymous
         
        I agree.
        We need more wine themed activities, like "The Technicolor Yawn", "Barking At Your Shoes" and "The Rainbow Shoe Shine".
        Them is Real wine themed activities .

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 06:52:14   By: Anonymous
       
      No, it wasn't. At least as compared to previous years. You could tell by how far out into neighborhoods cars were parked. It's a yawner now and has lost its shine.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:24:03   By: Anonymous
       
      Murphys has lost its luster. Was the charming little town to have lunch, shop for antiques, admire art and enjoy a glass of wine. Now it's all about partying and drinking. And the zombie visitors who walk in and out of Main Street traffic seemingly oblivious while they look for another shopping venue. It's not wine tasting when you've had four or five - call it what it is, a bar crawl.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:25:46   By: Anonymous
       
      No, it wasn't. Not compared to three and four years ago. On the other hand, don't think there were any motorcycle fatalities which were all too common.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:27:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Yeah, right, because the 7 or 8 dependable volunteers aren't busy enough already. Many locals don't help with this one anymore because of what it has turned the downtown into - a bar crawl.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 18:06:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Tweak being the operative word.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 18:10:08   By: Anonymous
       
      Ha ha. You sound like Trump and the millions who attended his inauguration.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-09 04:42:39   By: Anonymous
 
Profanity

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-09 05:34:07   By: Anonymous
     
    What a bunch of winos. Now it is time to get back into your expensive cars and try to drive back to the Bay Area and stay in your mansions until next year.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 07:01:42   By: Anonymous
       
      Bann Clapp, vote for Stopper.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 18:08:01   By: Anonymous
       
      Just in case you're not in the know, most of them are leased. The latest SJ Mercury News poll showed most Bay area millennial have less than a thousand in their bank accounts and nothing saved for retirement.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-09 07:03:07   By: Anonymous
     
    Well if every visitor spent $150 in their visit x 10,000 that's $1,500,000 in revenue for Murphys and area. That seems newsworthy to me

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 09:05:52   By: Anonymous
       
      The most wonderful things about life, nature and self cannot be bought. These drunken activities are a bane to foothill and country life. You want to have a big drunken party? Have it on some large privately owned property, not in our towns and community centers.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-09 09:52:43   By: Anonymous
         
        What about the children??

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:29:46   By: Anonymous
           
          Good comment. Am sure all those fine, upstanding adults set a terrific example.

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-10-09 11:18:27   By: Anonymous
           
          No children should be allowed anywhere around that.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:24:45   By: Anonymous
         
        Someone needs a drink

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          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-10-09 11:07:51   By: Anonymous
           
          ^^Check yourself fool AA and other drug and alcohol dependent help is out there for you.

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            Re:
            Posted on: 2018-10-09 20:42:24   By: Anonymous
             
            Confident that the poster was being satirical. Not sure about you as the mirror often reflects the comments.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-09 10:52:28   By: Anonymous
 
Bunch of FING turds

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-09 11:14:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Your use of language and minuscule childish vocabulary is telling of your mentality.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-09 21:53:04   By: Anonymous
       
      You shut your poopy mouth!!

      [Reply ]

        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-09 22:13:48   By: Anonymous
         
        Is someone being yucky?

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