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I decided to do a very different take on the Weekly Photo Challenge topic.

In the liquor business, spring means it is wine-tasting time!

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Wine-Tasting Sign

The highly popular event started at 1:00; my friends and I arrived just after 2:00, and I was customer number 493!

My Tasting Book

My Tasting Book

 

Forgive the quality of some of the photos…there were hundreds of different wines to taste…and I was being jostled by the hoards of eager wine connoisseurs clutching the glasses and books, pushing their way to the many tables…

 

Sometimes it is hard to get near the tables...

Sometimes it is hard to get near the tables…

 

 

 

My tactic was to head to the food table first for some meatballs and cheese and crackers. You can’t go to every table unless you are extremely patient or very aggressive (and you aren’t driving home). I studied the book in search of some rose’s. …after all it IS spring and summer barbecue season is coming…

It is hard to take pictures when you are trying to handle a book, a pen, and a wine glass. I just couldn’t couldn’t focus properly with one hand, and people were moving.

Despite the blurriness of some of the people in this shot, check out the one woman not moving: the one on the left in the neon green shirt, truly paused in her tasting…

Not sure if I like this wine...?

Not sure if I like this wine…?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But don’t bother to come after 3:00, because this is what you’ll see:

Corks and empty bottles abound...

Corks and empty bottles abound…

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Okay…so here’s the deal. I only have a point-and-shoot digital camera and a basic picture program on my computer. I can’t do any fancy special effects. So my response to the theme is about the story behind the unfocused picture.

My friends, my husband and I went to a wine-tasting event yesterday. It’s a lot of fun with hundreds of wine to taste for just $5.00. Yesterday we had a surprise: Bill “Spaceman” Lee, ex–Red Sox pitcher was at the event selling his wine. My friend, Fanny had just got an I-phone for work and has had little experience with it. The photo below was her attempt to take a picture of him while being jostled by the crowd and after many sips of wine. I proceeded to recite the first stanza (all I could remember) of a poem I wrote about him when I was 16 or 17, and tell him I went to see him pitch in the ’75 World Series, but got the facts wrong (damn wine). We got autographs, and I got a hug, but as for photos of the event…this is all we got.

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