Wednesday, October 17, 2007

May we always have wine to gladden our hearts and to share in communion with our friends.
For you Shasta Daisy .... a toast to a vintage year harvest.


kenju said...

Beautiful grapes! We had gift wine from Armenia for dinner tonight: Pomegranate is the brand name; red, of course, a little sweeter than I am used to, but quite good.

The House on Big Island said...

"God in His goodness sent the grapes, to cheer both great and small; little fools will drink too much, and great fools not at all" - Anonymous

Your toast is wonderful, Muskie and much appreciated....


Awareness said...

Judy.....are they lush? I had the opportunity to share a bottle of wine with an old friend last night, and it was such fun. Dry white it was..... :)

Daisy ..... great quote. I found these grapes at the edge of my backyard! The vines had grown/matured so much that they finally produced a bounty.

The House on Big Island said...

Undoubtedly "Vitis Riparia", an indigenous North American grape which loves to grow along river beds and fence lines.

The berries are small and intensely flavoured but, alas not the most useful for wine as the sugars are normally very low and the flavours, historically not really suitable.

However, they are loaded with natural pectins and with some added sweetener they can make great jam!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!