Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Day After and Happy Hour at the Local Winery!

It got pretty cold down here in the country last night. Upper 20's I think it was but we slept nice and warm under our electric blanket WITH a heating pad for extra warmth!

We kept the small electric heater on low all night.
This morning the sun warmed things up nicely.
Maggie found her new favorite spot to sit! 
She used to fall down behind the couch - and then she couldn't get out.
This was last year when we were living in the camper.
It happened more than once! We would hear her from UNDER the couch and have to rescue her!

Louis Dean spent the morning fishing while I stayed in the camper to read.

The ranch has had some rain lately!

Normally this is NOT a pond!

This afternoon we had our THIRD Thanksgiving Feast!
My favorite dish today was Sherry's black eyed peas!
Next year they are going to grow a whole FIELD of them down here!
We all sat around after we ate and visited! This is what makes a holiday - visiting with each other.
Dean has so many funny stories to tell and we sat and talked and laughed and laughed!
Late in the afternoon we  freshened up and headed out to our evening's entertainment!

Happy Hour with live music at the local winery here tonight.
My handsome step son and his lovely wife enjoying a delicious glass of wine - made from grapes right there in his neighborhood!

Tehuacana Creek Vineyards is on Highway 6.
It is named after the Indian tribe who used to live in the area.
You pronounce the name - "to-walk-in-a-creek."

We had a wonderful evening!

Our grandson, Robert, is SUCH a good sport!
He was bored out of his mind but you couldn't tell!!

Our two wines of choice!
The Mulsum is a 2000 year old recipe!

There was live music and we had a BALL!!

"Mulsum - This is our most unique wine and our number one seller since its release on Valentines Day 2008.  This is the wine the ancient Romans used to drink before they sat down for their feasts.  It is white wine sweetened with honey.  They called it Mulsum which in latin means "mixture". We have recreated it exactly the way it tasted to the Romans using a 2,000 years old recipe.  It is a sweet wine, but because it is sweetened with honey and not sugar it is not overly sweet.  Instead it has a natural roundness in the mouth with all the delicate fragrances of honey.  This is a wine you can sip, slightly chilled, on any occasion or enjoy with hot ethnic dishes as the honey gently coats the spicy flavors.  But beware, just like the Romans you are apt to end up with empty glasses quickly.  This is the kind of wine that becomes the talk of the evening..."

Notice the white cup? It is Glogg!

This is a very special wine which is meant to be served warm.
It is flavored with cinnamon, cloves and other spices and is perfect for a cold winter's night!
I bought TWO bottles! One for my annual Ladies Christmas Tea on December 17th and another for the family gathering on Christmas Eve!

My favorite moment of the evening? 
When I asked the winery owner (pictured on the left ) what wine HE was drinking!
Chardonnay from a BOX!!
I LOVE that!!!
He said if he drank HIS wine he would be drinking up his profits!

We ended this day with a campfire!
Another perfect day from out here on the range!!!


Luann said...

We use to drink "Gluhwine" in Germany which is served warm and sounds flavored exactly like "grogg" I will have to go there someday and buy some. The mulsem sounds like the german "icewine" which was crazy good and very expensive lol. Sounds like a good time at the old corral tonight.

Vee said...

Oh the wine meant to be served warm sounds delicious on a cold night. And oh my! It sounds very cold in Texas. It is here, too, but we expect it. Keep having fun!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great time you had! The wines sound very interesting. I bet some of them would make lovely gifts.


jackie collins said...

Oh, I must give it a try! Especially the warm wine with cinnamon. MMMmmmmmmm.....

Susie said...

Linda, You and LD sure live life to the fullest. You enjoy whatever you are doing. What a beautiful outlook. That Robert is a great kid. Blessings to all of you. xoxo,Susie

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...a nice getaway...and the best of times with family! I've been away myself for a few days, so I'm just catching up here. Warm spicy wine on a cold night sounds delightful!

Say What? said...

You have fun everywhere you go. I love that!

Carla said...

Sounds like a fun time and you were doing two of my favorite things....
listening to music with an adult beverage. ;o)
I'd never heard of that winery. Sounds like some tasty wine