June is when memories of last year's harvest season bend into anticipation of the next.
But though the mental storehouse is richly stocked, the actual cupboard is nearly bare.
Continue to look south this month as the later part of the Fall harvest arrives from Chile and New Zealand and thereabouts.
The traditional vinous Northeastern varieties, Empire and McIntosh, have become attenuated shadows of their true selves.
I've been especially enjoying some Chilean Granny Smiths that can't be too long off the tree. When these are good they are very good indeed. Last June we had the pleasure of Autumn Greetings from Argentina; we'll see if they return.
But mostly, in June memory looms large.