We Enter The Main Tasting Area (Page Two)
The VIP area is limited to those that had the brunch. The regular tasting is done below the club house on the grounds. There are ten tents with six providers per tent just for wine! The beer garden is closer to the ocean. It takes an hour or so to make the rounds the first time.
Tasting wine and beer... Always an enjoyable endeavor!
Down the stairs we go....
Where we stop nobody knows!
We are happy we have VIP tickets!
Find Out About "VIP" - Rent the movie " Lover Come Back " with Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall. A series of misunderstandings leaves an advertising executive with a campaign for a product which has not been invented yet while he romances his rival in the guise of its inventor.The product was named VIP. The movie was in 1961.
The line to get glasses goes on forever!
The time is 12:14 and we are right on schedule!
"Hope this old engine keeps on running"
Joe hired a "spotter" to locate supplies of fresh sushi
...an oldie but a goodie...
"I will have a taste of each.... Just pour them into the same glass
all at once.... Saves time!
"Donna.... That's a No No"
The tents provided shade and more importantly kept the wine cool
Did You Know? - William Claude Dukenfield (January 29, 1880 – December 25, 1946), better known as W. C. Fields, was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields' comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs and children.
His career in show business began in vaudeville, where he attained international success as a silent juggler. He gradually incorporated comedy into his act, and was a featured comedian in the Ziegfeld Follies for several years. He became a star in the Broadway musical comedy Poppy (1923), in which he played a colorful small-time con man. His subsequent stage and film roles were often similar scoundrels, or else henpecked everyman characters.
Among his recognizable trademarks were his raspy drawl and grandiloquent vocabulary.
"I love children as long as they are well done"
For Amy, Wendy, Eddie, and Dave... (The rest of us know him well... Joe because Paul loved to watch his movies)
Many food trucks were on the site for those that did NOT go to the brunch
Joe needed help to get out of the car
You tell him Amy!
"Easy to get in... Need vasoline and a crane to get out!"
(It was shocking and then he found out it was a Volt)
Double check the wine!
Is it an Easter Parade?.... We see all the "bonnets"
Love the shirt!
Kathy makes her next wine selection... It's difficult but someone has to do it
Black and White is always classy!
Here it goes...
"Now that there was good!"
A toast to wine tasting! ... and clicking!
"Anyone want water??"
What a handsome group!
Thank you Joe
Thank you Bob
Something new... A "selfie" with a DSLR!
"Hope we have lens insurance!"
Down it goes! Slurp!
Definitely a "sign of the times"
Guess who works in the same school district?
Two fisted drinker
"I mix the red wine with the white wine... I love rosé wines!"
Did You Know? - A rosé (from French rosé; also known as rosado in Portugal and Spanish-speaking countries and rosato in Italy) is a type of wine that incorporates some of the color from the grape skins, but not enough to qualify it as a red wine. It may be the oldest known type of wine, as it is the most straightforward to make with the skin contact method.
The pink color can range from a pale "onion-skin" orange to a vivid near-purple, depending on the varietals used and winemaking techniques.
There are three major ways to produce rosé wine: skin contact, saignée, and blending. Rosé wines can be made still, semi-sparkling or sparkling and with a wide range of sweetness levels from bone-dry Provençal rosé to sweet White Zinfandels and blushes.
Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes and can be found all around the globe.
Wendy and Amy light up the area! Did you hear what they were whispering?
(We brought in a whisper capturing device... Translation is below)
The herd is forming...
Bob shows off his new shirt.... "Da Vin Intervention"
Did You Know? - The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or figurative language.
A pun differs from a malapropism in that a malapropism is an incorrect variation on a correct expression, while a pun involves expressions with multiple correct interpretations. Puns may be regarded as in-jokes or idiomatic constructions, as their usage and meaning are specific to a particular language and its culture.
Puns have a long history in human writing. Sumerian cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphs were originally based on punning systems, and the Roman playwright Plautus was famous for his puns and word games. Punning has been credited as the fundamental concept behind alphabets, writing, and even human civilization.
One and a half fisted drinker... Water counts for 1/2!
"OMG... I did not know!"
Here is to anything!
Kathy asks Joe the all important question...
What is the difference between wine and duct tape?
Dave and Wendy enjoying the day
We have been partaking of the grapes since 10:00 am
Glasses in hand.... Ready to escape!
The pathway home
Here we go!