For most plants, including the grapevine, this is the period in which it starts pruning. Prune from Latin putāre means clean, take out the old to make space for the new. I love this definition, because it perfectly describes what is going to do with the vine pruning, but at the same time is what happens to our lives in winter, as in the passage between the old and the new year we try to leave behind the shoulders and give us new good intentions. Just now, however, let’s digress and explain what happens with the vine pruning.