Sunday, July 18, 2010

Old Mission Peninsula


 

One of my favorite trips is to the hill county and wineries.  The countryside is always so unique and the scenery breathtaking.  I enjoy the personalities of the hosts in the tasting rooms.  I sometimes wonder whether the wine totally sells itself (of course it does!) and just how much the personality of the host and ambiance of the venue adds to the experience!  

  As much as I'd like to pretend I am knowledgeable about the perfect "marriage" of wines with specific meals, that is just not the case.  I usually gravitate towards Rieslings and semi-sweet wines, with an occasional Merlot that tickles my fancy.   And I'm drawn to the silly names of some of the wines.  One of our favorites has a pooch for a mascot and a bottle named in his honor.  (Yes, I like OPI nail polish for the same silly reasons - someone has a great job thinking up those names!)

And dare I say, shhhh - it's our secret - sometimes I throw an ice cube in the wine glass regardless of whether it is suppose to be served chilled or not!

What wines do you gravitate to?  Do you have a favorite?  With ice or without?

It's been a while since I've participated in Mosaic Mondays and I miss them.   Please join Mary at Little Red House to enjoy many beautiful mosaics.






23 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

We had some wonderful Reislings when we were in France a while ago, but I tend to like the dry reds...Malbec, Chianti, etc, Your mosaic is wonderful,and I like the addition of the corks.

Traci said...

I'm not a wine drinker, but if I could go and get photos like yours, I'd still go! Lovely mosaic!

Snap said...

I'd love to visit the wineries in the HIll Country. Something that is on my list!

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful mosaic, thank you for sharing your time in wine country.

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful winery mosaic!Have a nice week, Mary

Dishesdone said...

Enjoyed your mosaic! Beautiful wine country shots!

Lori E said...

I'm with Black Eyed Susan, above. Give me a juicy Malbec and no ice ever, even in a white wine. But hey that is just me. We should drink what we like. Ice? Really? Oh sorry.

Karen said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the visit. You have beautiful mosaic.
Have a great week...
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Rajesh said...

Beautiful mosaic of country side. They are very refreshing.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos of the winery. I do not use ice and love the reds.

GrandmaK said...

Beautiful pictures! I especially like the one of the tree lined lane. Have a wonderful day! Cathy

colorchic said...

What nice photos you captured on your wine tasting. I happen to be a "light-weight" when it comes to wine and tasting usually consists of visiting one. I love a Pinto Gris, but "really" love Champagne!

Diann said...

What a fun mosaic! We enjoy going to our local wineries and touring around the vineyards.

altar ego said...

My husband and I were at an outdoor event yesterday where wine was self-served from a box. It was over 90 degrees, so needless to say even the red wine was a bit warm! Ice cubes were the only thing that made it drinkable.

I'm a dry white girl myself: chardonnays and pinot grigiots are my choices.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous mosaic!

Vee said...

Beautiful mosaic with a lovely blend of colors. Iced wine sounds good to me.

Anja said...

I only knew the name of one I like, because I cook more with than drinking it, Silvaner made in Franken, Germany.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Have a great week!

Anja

Mary Lou said...

I don't drink wine but love grapes and vineyards!
Thanks for visiting me and commenting on my mosaic today.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful photos.
I like Chardonnay or Riesling, chilled, but no ice cube. Soft reds are okay.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

LadyNoor said...

It's definitely about the journey!

Ah yes, the perfect wine... What do I know, I drink merlot with everything and I usually keep it in the fridge for 20 minutes prior opening just to give it tad of chillness. It's a disgraceful! :D

Love your mosaic!

Anonymous said...

Love your vineyard mosaic. Occasionally we go to one in Central Florida. I like it because there are some hills and valleys there. I makes me feel like I'm in another state:) I tend to like whites better than reds and always prefer the slightly sweeter ones.
Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

Diana said...

lovely mosaic! What a beautiful place to visit.

Cathy said...

Your wine country mosaic is lovely. I live in wine country too and love summer and fall and the ripening of the grapes.

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