27 October 2013

Raisin bleu ?

It looks like they could make blue wine with these, doesn't it? Why do we call it red wine, anyway?

These photos are already 10 days old. They are my memories of the
2013 grapes at La Renaudière, outside Saint-Aignan-sur-Cher.

P.S. We turned our clocks back (fall back, spring forward) overnight, so for now we have just
a five-hour time difference with the U.S. East Coast.


  1. I can't believe how blue the grapes are. The first flash I saw of the photo, I thought it was the most lush blueberry bush I'd ever seen.

  2. Someone once told me that you shouldn't use blue plates to serve food on, because none of nature's food is blue in colour. These grapes just show how wrong the person was. They look gorgeous. Can't wait to taste them ... as (red) wine ;-) Martine

  3. Hi Martine, B. and J.-L. stopped by yesterday and we had a glass of wine on the terrace under a warm sun. It was nice to see them again. I hope you are well.

    Mitch, those grapes do look a little like blueberries, don't they? I don't know what kind of grapes they are — Cabernet, Malbec, or Gamay.

  4. Love blue grape photos like these. I'm just five hours away today since I'm in Haymarket, VA visiting my brother and family. Getting an early dose of fall color.

  5. ... and a six hour difference with the Central Time Zone folks, here in St. Louis :)

    Those are stunning grape photos! I guess I could say, stunning grappe photos, couldn't I? Does that apply to a cluster of grapes as big as these grape clusters are?

  6. Hi Evelyn, hope the weather is good in the D.C. area. Have fun.

    Judy, oui, des grappes de raisin. De jolies grappes de raisin bleu.


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