Trump Beer & Wine Tasting 8/25/2013

Let the vino flow....

Time For The VIP Brunch

This is our third year at the annual Trump Beer and Wine Festival! Great time was had by all! The Zaitz and the Roberts joined us this year along with Cindy and Bill! Every year it gets better! We had brunch at 10:00 and tasted wine from noon until 3:30... A terrific afternoon!

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We Is Arrived

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64 degrees with a fast moving fog....

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Check in was easy

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We be greeted by the official mimosa drinkers

But First.... The Brunch!

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Red carpet treatment

Did You Know? - More generally "red carpet treatment" and "rolling out the red carpet", refer to any special efforts made in the interests of hospitality .

The earliest known reference to walking a red carpet in literature is in the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus , written in 458 BC. When the title character returns from Troy, he is greeted by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra who offers him a red path to walk upon:

"Now my beloved, step down from your chariot, and let not your foot, my lord, touch the Earth. Servants, let there be spread before the house he never expected to see, where Justice leads him in, a crimson path."

Agamemnon, knowing that only gods walk on such luxury, responds with trepidation:

"I am a mortal, a man; I cannot trample upon these tinted splendors without fear thrown in my path."

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Great music in each room

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Best table in the house

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Bob shows off his "Vicky Card"

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Great table... Right by the fire

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Cyndy and Bill joined us...

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Did we say sea food???

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It kept on coming all morning

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Shrimp by the ton

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Bob kept licking the display

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Donna enjoys the flowers

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Beautiful presentation

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"Let me at them... Pesky vegetables"

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Vicky... Eat your heart out!

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Good friends made an excellent brunch a fantastic brunch

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Crab was in abundance

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Ed's fifth time through the lines

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We were here thanks to Bob

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Ladies and their diets????

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We peeked out the window and it was foggy... Back to eating

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What a nice looking group.... Little do they know!

We Must Taste Wine... Big Job But Someone Has To Do It!

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Follow the yellow (oops... red) brick road

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Our special glasses were ready!

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Here comes the group! Red carpet special

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Smile!! Your on Candid Camera

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Without a doubt!!

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We spent time in the "VIP" area... Nice wines

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Comparing wine notes.... Bob had an F-sharp

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Cyndy and Bill

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Noon.... Time to drink!

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Cyndy and Bill take off - Watch the first step.... and the second and the third and.....

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"Come on Bob!"

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Glasses are nearing empty... Time to go downstairs

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All he needs is an arrow pointing down!!

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Off we go!

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"Hang on... The first step is a doozy!"

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"OK... We're off to see the wizard... The wonderful wizard of wine!"

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Bob, Ed, Bill and Paul had to leave!

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Nice crowd

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The fog was with us but high in the sky

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OMG.... More food???

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Our local Greek restaurant was represented

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Excellent excuse for hugging a stranger

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Look-a likes

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The Wine Bras were a neat idea

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The wine was flowing

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The clouds/fog still passed by once in a while but it was warm anyway

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Ladies.... Start your engines

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Let the truth be known


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Legs are us! Trump wine tasting 2013
Donna takes us to the fine art

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They decide to stand by the fireplace

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Oh dear... One of the glasses is empty... Calls for a wine run

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They just don't have what it takes

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We keep our glasses full

Trump wine tasting 2013 Looking East was a beautiful sky

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Looking West the marine layer is lurking on the horizon

Did You Know? - A marine layer is an air mass which develops over the surface of a large body of water such as the ocean or large lake in the presence of a temperature inversion. The inversion itself is usually initiated by the cooling effect of the water on the surface layer of an otherwise warm air mass. As it cools, the surface air becomes denser than the warmer air above it, and thus becomes trapped below it.

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Sue is on the search for a new wine

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Wine, shade and a beautiful day.... Life Is Good

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All gone.....

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We are going to Malibu tomorrow

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They're back!

And We Had Music

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The band played on

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Time to dance!

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The grass will never be the same

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Time to rest


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The sound of clinking glasses woke Bob right up

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The corks were popping all afternoon

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Pretty good wines

Did You Know? - Romania has one of the oldest wine making traditions in the world, its viticulture dating back more than 6000 years. Due to the hot dry summers, the location proved to be successful and the grape vineyards thrived. Since the medieval times, wine has been the traditional alcoholic beverage of the Romanians.

Later on, during the medieval ages, Saxons emigrated to Romania, bringing along with them different variations of Germanic grape vines. However, by the 19th century, most of these grape vines were replaced by grapes from Western Europe.

In the 1880s, phylloxera (a pale yellow sap-sucking insect that attacks the roots of vines) arrived in Romania from North America. The phylloxera wiped out a majority of Europe's vineyards, including those in Romania. Eventually, many of the Romanian vines were replaced by those imported from France and other foreign nations, such as Merlot, Chardonnay, and Pinot noir.

In 2008, Romania was the twelfth largest wine producing country in the world, and, in 2009, the eleventh largest.

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The Roberts hold up the stone wall

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Checkout the glasses.... "Tonight's the night"

Did You Know? - Glass engraving is a form of decorative glasswork that involves engraving a glass surface or object. It is distinct from glass art in the narrow sense, which refers to moulding and blowing glass.

Glass engraving encompasses a variety of techniques. One notable form is intaglio work, with images and inscriptions cut into the surface of the glass through abrasion. Glass engraving tools are therefore small abrasive wheels and drills, with small lathes often used. Engraving wheels are traditionally made of copper, with a linseed oil and fine emery powder mixture used as an abrasive.

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Looks like a scene from Grease

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Lookout... Here they come

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The course has a beautiful view

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Looking up the coast

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"Hey.... Let me in... It's mine"

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Kathy has identified what she wants for Christmas this year

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But first they have to walk the line

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"Who put the foam in my wine?"

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Kathy helps Ed get home

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Follow my step

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Three and a half hours of wine tasting.... So far

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Bye bye wine

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"I don't want to go... Please don't make me go.... Please!"

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To Baccus

Did You Know? - Bacchus is the Roman name for Dionysus , the god of wine and intoxication.

Dionysus was the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology.

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Here come the kids....

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Love the glasses.....


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All smiles

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What? Tonight's the night??

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Sue provides some direction

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Till we meet again

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We Head For Old Ranch!

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Paul demonstrates how to appear to be taking a small nap!

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Meanwhile the serious conversations get underway