Hi, friends! Happy Monday to you! How was your weekend?
We had a wonderful weekend with its highlight being a Saturday afternoon wine tasting that we hosted at our home.
My sister recently started her own business with the Traveling Vineyard called Uncorked with Steph, so we invited some of our family for an event with her as our wine guide.
Tasting wine was a ton of fun and my sister did an awesome job taking us through the four steps of wine tasting and explaining the various food and wine pairings.
The tasting itself was more than just trying different wines. My sister actually suggested specific food pairings for each of the bottles that we tried, and it was crazy how the different flavors would change and enhance the wines.
For instance, we paired both goat cheese-stuffed dates as well as sushi rolls with the Pinot Grigio and each one brought out distinct flavors in the wine. It was really cool!
And, of course, I loved trying so many new wines. I almost always pick Sauvignon Blanc when I want a glass of wine, so it was fun trying new ones, especially wines I wouldn’t normally pick for myself. I actually found a red that I liked!
We really had a great time at the wine tasting, and I can’t wait to host another one soon. (Perhaps for my birthday? Wouldn’t that be fun?!)
And it was soooo nice catching up with our family. We all shared some good laughs together, and a wine tasting was the perfect excuse to get together!
The evening concluded with more wine and a couple of pizzas.
A little someone decided to eat his slice under the kitchen table. I actually think he was trying to hide from Murphy! Ha!
If you’re local and would like to host a wine tasting (it’s free and SO FUN), please reach out to my sister via Facebook! (She’s also on Instagram @uncorkedwithsteph.) Related: If you love wine, Traveling Vineyard is an awesome way to make some extra money. Feel free to chat with my sister about that too!
Question of the Day
Would you rather drink…
White or red?
Sweet or dry?
Oak or unoaked?
Big and bold or crisp and clean?