Hello Dear Friends!
I am so happy to be back here after a hectic week of paper work involving house sales,bonds, etc. Hopefully, I can also catch up with a few blogs and get some "me time" at last!
It is a Saturday evening here and the temperatures are plummeting rapidly in Cape Town. So, time to reach for a good bottle of red wine and to light the fire and a few candles. My current red wine indulgence is Vruchtbaar Cabernet Sauvignon ~ full of gorgeous blackcurrent! Just the thing for a fireside evening.
Anyway, the wine and fire got me a dreamin, of course ...of fabulous cellars that I have had the pleasure of visiting and the obvious next step was to dream of my own personal cellar or wine room.... So, grab your glass and lets sip our way through a few together...
Ahhh.... you all know by now, that the colours just has me captivated already ~ never mind the sublime nectar hiding in the bottles.
Makes me think of the line in " A Good Year" when Uncle Henry tell Max that "I enjoy making wine because this sublime nectar , is quite simply incapable of lying"
" All the planting, all the harvesting, all the fermenting, it's nothing more than bottling the truth
Par example : If perchance, one year it rains too much, the wine will tell you that very easily, by the depth of its colour...
And if it rain too little, it will tell you that too ...in its aroma and bouquet
Pick too early, pick too late, it matters not, the wine will always whisper into your mouth with complete unabashed honesty, every time you take a sip..."
My word, I can't seem to get away from this movie!!!
Pure wine theatre above!! Wouldn't you say?
" When the wine is in, the wit is out."
Thomas Becon (1512 ~ 1567)
These two rooms are more intimate but sacrificing none of the theatre....
" Here's to the corkscrew ~ a useful key to unlock
the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly"
Lets move in and not leave!!
" If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?"
"Wine is bottled poetry" ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Good wine ruins the purse; bad wine ruins the stomach ~ Spanish saying
" In water one sees ones own face; But in wine, one beholds the heart of another" ~ Old French Proverb
" Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it" ~ Anon
Um... I can totally confirm that this one is true!!!!
Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder, because they are there. ~Judith Viorst
Well, dear ones I wish you a beautiful Saturday night.
Here's hoping that you are sharing a bottle of wine with a good pal and making memories!
Thank you for your company
" So much wine ~ so little time" ~ Veronica Clark
All images from my Pinterest Board called " Tipple Tales"
Lift yer glasses to all the fabulous photographers!!!