Good Eatin' by Kelly
|Crock Pot Mulled Cider|
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 quarts cider
1 tsp. allspice, whole
1 1/2 tsp. cloves, whole
2 sticks cinnamon
Put all ingedients in a crock-pot. Tie whole spices in cheesecloth or put in tea strainer. If spieces are added loose, strain before serving. Cover: cook on low 2 - 8 hours. Serve from the crock-pot with a ladle.
Great for those cool fall evenings!
|Scott & Kelly's Corner |
Our first Balloon Rally was awesome. We couldn't have had a better group of people in the park. The BBQ and band were lots of fun. What we enjoyed the most was when we looked out the window of our RV in the morning and saw the sky full of those big colorful balloons.
It's now apple and pumpkin picking time and we are going to head over to the new mystery corn maze and see how long it takes us to get through it or lost, whichever comes first. Also don't forget about the up coming 5K Vineyard Run/Walk and Grape Stomp in early October.
See you soon,
Scott & Kelly
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Comments from the tasting room
Paul Gregutt (paulgregutt.com) has a number of interesting comments from tasting room servers. These should help guide us when we are out tasting at the winery tasting rooms.
Is this you?
There are some things that should not be tolerated in a tasting room. Not just for the sake of the employees, but out of respect for the other patrons, and for the hard work and talent that has gone into the winemaking. But your friendly wine pourer will never tell you Mr. or Mrs. Consumer, that your thoughtless disregard for common courtesies is REALLY CHEESING THEM OFF! Here are a few comments from tasting rooms.
"There seems to be this thing out there, that tasting is all about getting the buzz on, vs. getting an education about what is happening in the vineyards or the cellars, or learning about the specific wines the winery is selling. Can we mention that tasting is all about buying good wines from the winemakers, learning to pair wines with foods, sampling new vintages etc... not about getting a buzz on."
"Pay the tasting fees if you are not purchasing. Again and again they sneak out without paying for their tastings, or they think that if one person in the group of 7-8 buys one bottle that the rest of them don't have to pay."
"In a busy tasting room, please get your pour and move away from the tasting bar to make room for others to enjoy as well. It's irritating to try and taste when people refuse to move, and harder for those who work the tasting room to keep people moving."
"A ride on a tour bus/van/limo should not give you a sense of entitlement. Sharing a glass to avoid a $3 tasting fee is tacky and a sure sign that you aren't there to buy. And just because your dog can fit into a purse does not mean you should take it everywhere with you."
Some of these make you laugh, others not so!!
On The Wine Front
|Get into the act and help make the next great wine.|
Grape stomping at Airfield Estates
Yakima Valley Grape Harvest is moving into full swing!
by Paul Gregutt