Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Life Is A Cabernet 4

You probably think I go wine tasting a lot, eh? Not really. This was a particularly productive year for wine tasting, and this is definitely not the norm. Must be because we stayed closer to home this year. I did two trips this year, one in the winter (part 1 & 2) and one in the summer (part 3 & 4), but visited four wineries.  This would be the last installment.

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A common label in the store is Blackstone.  So why not go in and try.
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The gardens were filled with blooms that mid August day.
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Charge it, she says.  And we let her. Ssshhh.  We're paying her later.  Her credit card has this promotion of buy one get one wine tasting.
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In between sips, I went looking about the small room and photographed everything. 
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And went outside to photograph the grapes, which were not ready yet.  I saw no sign of no entry or something so I trod along the field next to the tasting room.
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Another shot - I love shooting grapes.

Too much wine tasting
I knew when to call it quits - when my pics turn out like this, I have had enough fruit of the vine.

18 comments:

  1. mmm, yum! i've just learnt how to appreciate wine, and i must say if it's good, it's really good! :) the grapes look yummy too! and lol with the last photo, that's how i see things too after finishing a bottle :D

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  2. heehee, fun sequence of photos. I've only been up to Napa/Sonoma 2 or 3 times but fall is the most memorable...so beautiful!

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  3. Looks like fun. I've always wanted to do a wine tasting. One of these days.... :-)

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  4. Looks like great fun... had to laugh at that last shot!

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  5. Hysterical, Maria, by the end. I love it. Years ago I did a wine-tasting jaunt in Napa Valley and couldn't believe how close all the wineries were to each other. They all kinda merged together in my mind after awhile. Or did I already tell you that? :)

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  6. What a nice place to visit ... you can´t find wine tasting along the streets here..."smile".

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  7. the grapes looks so good and grape based wines are my favorite.

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  8. fotógrafo y etnólogo a lamisma vez, todo un placer¡¡¡

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  9. I did some wine tasting in Napa Valley. The grapes shots are great!

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  10. haha, that's a blurry shot nga, but beautiful ah. ^0^
    oh, i'm enjoying your wine tasting galore and the grapes just looked so fresh, weren't you just tempted to pluck one or two?!
    tnx for sharing them.

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  11. The last photo is actually my favorite from this set. ;)

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  12. what a gorgeous place. nice shots and the grapes look yummy.

    to answer your question, i did take a cruise on the Bosphorus straits while in Istanbul.

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  13. So these wine tasting sorties are not free? I always thought that they were a marketing scheme for wineries to draw in more customers.

    By the way that last shot is that a statue or a real person? lol

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  14. We enjoy winetasting up here in Oregon too! There are some really good wines. Often tastes are still free! (As they used to be in the Napa Valley years ago.)

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  15. Hahaha. I'm sure you weren't drunk at all. But grapes are so lovely to photograph. And all that light. Love it!

    Enjoy the weekend - whatever the weather!

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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