Monday, November 25, 2013

Drinking Wine and Catching Fire

Happy Hunger Games! 
Marla and I worked out a perfect plan for some quality sister time.  Dan watched the girls while we went wine tasting, followed by dinner and the new Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire.  Wine tasting and dinner is my birthday present from my sister.  
There is nothing better than drinking outside on a sunny day, at a time of day when it is only socially acceptable to be drinking when you are at a winery, accepted only be the other winos (which is good enough for me!).  

We started at Masia de Yabar, one of Temecula's younger wineries.  The owner made wine in Argentina before moving to Temecula Valley.  
There was only one option for white wine, along with their Brut (which is very tasty), so my sister had to go to the dark side.  

Lisa, a family friend that we have known since I was about 1 year old and before Marla was born, drove up from Vista to taste Temecula wines, and to see the movie of course.  She had never been wine tasting in Temecula.  I think we took her to the perfect place, Frangipani (or as I like to call it Fancy Panties).  
In this picture I was saying through my teeth, 'where's my wine?  I don't have my wine?'.  
Don't worry, I found it.  

Frangipani has a great set up.  There are two windows that connect the bar to the patio so you do not have to leave the sun for wine samples.

This is the picture of they day.
Luckily the nice man who offered to take the picture did not object to climbing on a small padded chair and balancing to take the picture with the best view.  

We enjoyed adding two new wineries to our list.  It was the perfect beginning to our afternoon, which ended with Catching Fire (which was so good).  
We are already ready for a repeat wine afternoon when Mockingjay comes out!  
I can't wait!  

1 comment:

  1. Two wineries and the sun was setting... man, that was either slow tasting or lots of tasting. The photo of the day was incredible but the ones with the sun setting on them are award winning. Wow.

    I love the 'Fancy Panties' wine glass photo. How totally fun all that was. Nice way to celebrate #33- good dragging it out.

    Temecula is beautiful. Nice showing it off.


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