Wine Blending With Friends And Family

"Who is this –moderation– people are telling me to drink with?!" – Anonymous

Blending Gets Underway (Page Three)

Dinner is done, blending cheese and meat try is out and bottles await.

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery

Serious blending requires serious snacks... We have SERIOUS snacks tonight to go with the blending activities.

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
The cheese and meat board arrived... It was beautiful

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
The meats were outstanding!

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
So good!

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Penny for your thoughts

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Bob eyes the meat and cheese tray... Donna does not know it yet

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery


Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Cyndy puts a cork in it!

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Empty bottles await their contents

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Many trips back and forth to the barrels

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Bob and Marlowe master the valves and tubes

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Marlowe fills the bottles to the desired height

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
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.

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Lisa reads her recipe...

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
The formula must be followed precisely

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Marlowe attempts to figure out how to put in 1/64th merlot into the bottle.
Lisa reveals her secret to Marlowe...

 

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All smiles

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Can't tell your blend without instructions

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Now we know what we are blending

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Michele is ready for the blending to begin!

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Everyone seems to like the merlot

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
CLINK!

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Mom brings a surprise...

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Mom can't find the surprise in the bag

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
The Fire Department limited the number of candles we could use

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Careful... Last time the cupcake ended up two tables over!
(We should have named her Windy)

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The flames are gone

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Donna shows off her bottle and its newly acquired artwork

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
"Paul did this one!"

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Mom and daughter... Sharing blending notes

   
Good glass to use after hours of blending

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Great picture...  Girls and barrels

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery
Good Night All

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery

Wine blending at Laguna Canyon Winery