What, you may wonder, do some of these photos have to do with wine? Follow along and I will tell you.
looking away--the view from the back of the building
We were "treated" (Is that the right word?) to an experiment of flavoring wine, a mixture of cabernet franc and merlot to be exact. We sampled wine which had been processed with pine chips (yuck!), spruce chips (super yuck!), beech chips (OK), and apple chips (not bad).
along the back fence
The back of the building. This is Richwood Plantation Historic Bed and Breakfast in Milton, Kentucky. A gorgeous property, it consists of a main house, a carriage house, 2 cottages, and extensive grounds.
Again you wonder, what does all this have to do with wine?
Last January, my husband and I were invited to participate in a Winter Wine Weekend, a weekend filled with....yep, lots of wine drinking. There were 26 of us. There were informal times and formal presentations like the one mentioned above.
The very talented Rose made labels for wine bottles in which roses were placed. We each got to take one home.
Oh yes! There was a murder mystery (written by the aforementioned very talented Rose). This played throughout the weekend--from Friday evening when the characters were introduced to Saturday night when we cast our votes for who we thought the murderer was. I played Leegal Eagal, a very bright lawyer. I was suspicious, but not too much, and in fact I didn't do it!! It was very hilarious and much fun!
This has nothing to do with the weekend, but I had to throw it in. My daughter and her boyfriend made this cork board. (Actually, I helped, too.) My daughter is a wine rep for a distributor and gets a plethora of corks. I like the way they are displayed here as you can see a variety of textures, colors, and text.
I'm linking up with my favorite teacher, Ms Jenny Matlock! See others' completed homework assignments HERE. Come join in! This week our letter is the wonderful, yet sometimes wacky "W."
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