Temecula... The Thornton Winery

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Did We Hear The Word "Thornton"? Doesn't That Mean Champagne??

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Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
Up the hill and to the tasting room

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
Rather dramatic entrance

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
Out of the car like a shot

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
They left so fast the doors are still open

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
Bunny is ready to taste whatever they bring


This takes "fluffing" to a new level


Did You Know?
- Tasting flight is a term used by wine tasters to describe a selection of wines, usually between three and eight glasses, but sometimes as many as fifty, presented for the purpose of sampling and comparison.

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
No no! Please, no more food!

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
"I'll have one of each!!"


Bunny's baby is at home guarding the house

Did You Know? - There are five basic steps in tasting wine: color, swirl, smell, taste, and savor. These are also known as the "five S" steps: see, swirl, sniff, sip, savor. During this process, a taster must look for clarity, varietal character, integration, expressiveness, complexity, and connectedness.

A wine's color is better judged by putting it against a white background. The wine glass is put at an angle in order to see the colors. Colors can give the taster clues to the grape variety, and whether the wine was aged in wood.

 

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A flight of champagne arrives at the table

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
They were all very very good

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
Great colors

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Decisions decisions

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"I like being surrounded"

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Shhhhhhhh... Serious champagne taster at work

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We need new glasses

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Flasher at work

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Always Mr. Serious

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4:30 so it is time to go north... We are dancing tonight

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A genuine champagne smile

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An "Oh oh smile"

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"Oh, do we really have to go... really??"

Champagne Bucket Champagne Bucket Champagne Bucket

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Clink... What a marvelous sound

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Beauty and the beast

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Bunny performs her magic trick

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"No more pictures..... "

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"Maybe just one..."

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Neat artwork in the gift shop

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God Bless America

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"Help... I am being held at a winery.... Na, no one would believe that!"

Thornton Winery 3/28/2011
Sue studies the menu's for our next adventure

Back To Los Alamitos So We Can Go Dancing


OK... I admit my hands were shaking!


Our dancing friends had a great setup this evening


Geo Valli begins with a patriotic song


Wow!


Home grown... No wonder they are so fresh


A table fit for a King


Meanwhile at the poor folks table


Sarge is happy to see us

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