On Tuesday night my grrlfriends Wendy, Sharon, Lois and I attended a wine dinner at a local restaurant. The four of us hadn’t been all together for a fun night out in ages so this was way overdue. And it was way fun!
The wines were all from Cupcake Vineyards and the spokesperson for the company was entertaining and informative. He introduced each course and explained why the wine would accompany that particular food. He talked about how wine should be fun and not pretentious and he encouraged us to taste and think about why we liked what we liked. He also walked around and answered questions while pouring wine.
There were 4 different wines, one for each course. With the grilled romaine salad we had a Chardonnay. With the red pepper bisque we had a Sauvignon Blanc. With the rolled and stuffed pork tenderloin we had a Malbec. Finally, with the chicken we had Red Velvet, a blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Red Velvet was definitely my favorite. I’m no wine connoisseur but it was full bodied and fruity and a little bit spicy. I think Sharon and I are going to split a case, that’s how much I liked this one.
Four glasses of wine along with some really delicious food and the company of my dear grrlfriends made for a memorable evening. It was just the thing to brighten up a Tuesday night in January.