Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Backyard Wine Tasting from the past...

We had a beautiful grapevine along our back fence at the olden house we sold last winter... 

This particular year, we were blessed with a lot of rain....

The grapevine grew like crazy and was totally LOADED with grapes.

I decided to have a WINE TASTING PARTY
right there in my own backyard.

This kind of photo shoot just tickles me to death...
it's just like playing HOUSE when I was little.

My favorite wine on the planet is



It's sweet..not TOO sweet...just right.

It's a light wine and very enjoyable...

Most desserts go well with wine, I think.
The above.....little STRAWBERRY CREAM tarts...

and another great dessert made WITH the wine....



Want the RECIPE....?
Here 'tis.

If YOU make it, please let me know how you like it....

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  1. All these gorgeous photos with blackberries got my attention since I am Blackberry Lane!!!

  2. What a wonderful vignette. I love wine tasting parties!

  3. Forget the wine, I want those strawberry cream tarts!

  4. Oh what a beautiful setting for a wine tasting:) Enjoy your day dear B.J. HUGS!

  5. O'Honey . . . this is looking and sounding lovely . . .
    I gotta get me some Blackberries now . . . YUM!

  6. You made your yard look just like Tuscany! Beautiful and how! I am not a wine drinker...instant headache...but if I were, I think this one sounds very good. The cake sounds amazing!

  7. BJ, your setting is so beautiful! Perfect for a wine tasting! Love those big, beautiful sunflowers in the background; and the grapes in the terra cotta pots are so cute.

  8. So beautiful - it looks like a backyard in Tuscany instead of Texas. :-)

  9. I will have a piece of that cake please!

  10. This post took me back to my parents home country Italy. Your photos are wonderful and I have never had blackberry wine but it sounds good and the cake looks delicious. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  11. Oh those pictures are so pretty, I would like to be sitting at that table with a glass of wine in my hand
    Blackberry anything is darn good

  12. Gorgeousness! I'm not a wine drinker but blackberry wine sounds delicious.

  13. What a lovely afternoon treat! Hope you are enjoying a beautiful summer.

  14. Oh I always love your photos. What a great tablescape. I love blackberries they are my favorite fruit. I wish they stayed around longer. Thanks for sharing this. I think I'll buy a bottle.
    Have a great Thursday,

  15. Hi bj, How fun to have a wine tasting. I love blackberries and everything looks so delicious. Your pics are wonderful and it looks like you are in Tuscany. I would love to be there enjoying your beautiful setting and tasting. Thank you for sharing.
    Also, thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. So nice to see you from WWAW.
    Have a great rest of the week.

  16. would be nice to have grapes in the backyard, would certainly be fresh.

  17. The wine tasting looks like fun to me!

  18. Such a beautiful setting...well done, BJ!! Your postings make me make the BEST items & you always seem to come up with stuff I've never tried, like that wine & the cake recipe. Oh & the strawberry tarts, too!! I think I've gained weight just looking at the beautiful pictures.
    LOVE the one of you & your DD wearing the same turquoise necklace...AWESOME!!! You're still as beautiful as ever & she is the spitting image of you.

  19. A very pretty vignette, and the wine and mini tarts look so yummy. Thanks for sharing a special event with us.

  20. Everything looks so pretty and yummy, but I have to tell you that my little finger just keeps scrolling up to the Johnny Depp photo and my little eyes are just feasting away...on him! If that quote were true, I'd make myself very afraid of him, too. LOLOL!

  21. BJ post!!!

  22. What a FUN post, bj. Uyo take the most beautiful pictures. I always LOVE coming here to see what you are up to- xo Diana

  23. I can't decide which I like better, the whole idea of a backyard wine tasting, the way your photos looked, or the recipe I just clicked to see. It all looks so wonderful to me and you are right that it reminds me of playing house when I was a little girl.

  24. What pretty pictures! You lucky duck to have a grapevine. I planted some a few years ago along the edge of the garden. The next spring hubby tilled them all under :( One of these years I need to try again and surround them with orange caution cones! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!



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