Blending Gets Underway (Page Three)
Dinner is done, blending cheese and meat try is out and bottles await.
Serious blending requires serious snacks... We have SERIOUS snacks tonight to go with the blending activities.
The cheese and meat board arrived... It was beautiful
The meats were outstanding!
Penny for your thoughts
Bob eyes the meat and cheese tray... Donna does not know it yet
Cyndy puts a cork in it!
Empty bottles await their contents
Many trips back and forth to the barrels
Bob and Marlowe master the valves and tubes
Marlowe fills the bottles to the desired height
Cork insertion classes are underway!
Did You Know? - Cork is an impermeable buoyant material, the phellem layer of bark tissue that is harvested for commercial use primarily from Quercus suber (the Cork Oak), which is endemic to southwest Europe and northwest Africa. Cork is composed of suberin, a hydrophobic substance and, because of its impermeable, buoyant, elastic, and fire retardant properties, it is used in a variety of products, the most common of which is wine stoppers. The montado landscape of Portugal produces approximately half of cork harvested annually worldwide, with Corticeira Amorim being the leading company in the industry.
Lisa reads her recipe...
The formula must be followed precisely
Marlowe attempts to figure out how to put in 1/64th merlot into the bottle.
Lisa reveals her secret to Marlowe...
Can't tell your blend without instructions
Now we know what we are blending
Michele is ready for the blending to begin!
Everyone seems to like the merlot
Mom brings a surprise...
Mom can't find the surprise in the bag
The Fire Department limited the number of candles we could use
Careful... Last time the cupcake ended up two tables over!
(We should have named her Windy)
The flames are gone
Donna shows off her bottle and its newly acquired artwork
"Paul did this one!"
Mom and daughter... Sharing blending notes
Good glass to use after hours of blending
Great picture... Girls and barrels
Good Night All