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Friday, January 31, 2014

My boyfriend's brother's girlfriend (who also happens to be the BF's ex sister-in-law, same brother but long story) invited me to a wine tasting.
I have never been but always wanted to. I envisioned a relaxed cozy atmosphere with small groups mingling around but that wasn't even close to what is was. For one it was in a very large city about 60 miles away and it was a fund raiser for a nationwide, well known cause.

I watched people for a few minutes and then just wandered from table to table on the outskirts of the rooms, yes rooms. Upper and lower levels with I've no idea how many tables or people or vendors or merchants or wineries. I do have a book from the event, not a booklet but a book, so I could actually look if I really wanted to find an exact number. You can probably tell that I'm not going to do that. I didn't get a chance to visit more than two tables in the center areas. One because I liked the color of the guy's shirt (weird I know but it was purple) and the other because it was 'middle sister' which I am by the way.

Many or the high end wines I would never had tried any where else and local talent (meadery from town in southern part of the state) I was pleased with every single one of their mead offerings. Vendors had cupcakes (avoided) chocolate covered strawberries (ate two) eggplant something, salad, lobster thingy, steak tips and on and on. They served you very tiny servings, about one fork full, maybe two but they were all delicious. Try and track those though, go ahead I dare you!
So I drank too much which you probably surmised but I had a great time and would plan much differently if (who am I kidding, when) I do any other one. Less drinking and more planning is actually the only plan you need.
So me and the girlfriend/ex-wife are now pretty good friends and for any one wondering, she was the designated driver, door to door service even!
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  • no profile photo CD8522718
    I have never been to one of these either, but you made it sound really fun!
    2495 days ago
    I love a glass of wine in the evening. Haven't had one in awhile.
    2495 days ago
    Sounds like a lot of fun! The picture at the bottom reminds me of how I'd drink wine!! Glad you and BF's ex/gf get along...that makes family get togethers more fun!!

    emoticon = me after a wine tasting!!
    2495 days ago
  • NHES220
    Sounds like fun! I love wine tastings.
    2496 days ago
    Wow! That sound awesome! Did you get me some merlot?
    2496 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Cute poster, I'm glad you had a nice time. I've never been to one, but would love to go sometime.
    2496 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    Cute poster, I'm glad you had a nice time. I've never been to one, but would love to go sometime.
    2496 days ago
    How divinely fun! emoticon
    2496 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2014 10:46:09 AM
  • no profile photo CD14517558
    Sounds like my kind of day....Love your blog and how to bring wine back to life. emoticon
    2496 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4337255
    Wow! Sounds like a good time and glad you got to connect with another lady and have fun!

    It's always a challenge to track when you eat out, so yah would be very challenging to track that.

    I'm not sure if you watch How I Met Your Mother but there is a an episode when Lily and Marshall host their first wine tasting party in attempt to be cultured/ grown up and it's just not going well, they wanted to drink right away and another couple says no we have to wait 30 min for the tanins (sp?) and they reply freakin tanins. Anyway, your bottom pic of secrets to enjoying a good wine reminded me of that episode. lol.

    Happy Weekend!
    2496 days ago
    Sounds like super fun !!!
    2497 days ago
    Great way to end the blog - I laughed about the "mouth-to-mouth" statement!
    What a FANTASTIC event!!! I hope you used the book to circle the wines you liked. Sounds like you already had it figured out. I know after I wander around and even taste two or three I tend to completely forget what it is I had.

    I think it's a great plan to repeat it next year!

    BTW, the opening line reminded me of a line in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" which is what I thought you were writing!
    2497 days ago
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