The saddest Sundays are always the ones when you’re in a long distance relationship. Normally, Sundays are the days of travel, the days of farewell, and the days of planning the next visit. LUCKILY, I’ve already got plans to see Ryan next week so let’s focus on the past week. Because it seems like the theme was WINE (and lots of it.) No worries, though, because every now and then, it’s good to mix up a Six Pack Sunday with a little wine. No worries, craft beer continues to be my jam… But hey, when in
1. The Blind
Ok, I thought (at first) it was the wine talking. And then I thought maybe it was just the Ole Miss cup. But check this out.
This was our wine tasting/aroma educator, Barbara, at the Science of Wine event at the Museum of Life & Science. But I just checked it out. And she looks JUST like Miss Sue from The Blind Side.
Kathy Bates, you have a wine-o doppleganger and she’s teaching the wine lovers of the Triangle!!
2. Champagne Wishes and Caviar… Nightmares
Know what goes well with a sparkling wine tasting?
Well, at least, in my opinion. It’s not something I normally enjoy (Mama isn’t made of money!) but for the fancy Sparkling Wine tasting that Ryan and I enjoyed for our four year anniversary celebration, it was the food pairing for wine #2. It was also the first caviar Ryan had ever tried.
The man was not a fan.
Oh well, more for me.
3. Button, Button, Who’s got the button?
Do any of you celebrate the Summer of Riesling? (Only 129 days left for 2012!!) Well, it’s one of my favorite things about summer… And now, thanks to the folks at Six Plates, I’ve got the button to prove it!
Don’t Fear the Riesling, y’all.
4. Just Call Me Lucy
There’ll be more on this later… But here’s a teaser.
5. Never Fail with Kale!
I was having a lousy day on Wednesday. You know what made it better?
I’d never tried it before and I followed this recipe for something quick and easy. SO GOOD! Oh, and incredibly cheap. It was about 34 cents for more than a full serving.
Yes, Kale, I’ll be getting you all the time.
5. Classin’ Up the Joint
Our sparkling wine tasting was at the ever-swanky King’s Daughter Inn located in the heart of Durham. The digs were luxurious, and I wished that I had the cash money to stay there for a romantic weekend instead of just an hour or two. However, Ryan and I decided a better way to treat the Marcona almonds paired with Sparkling Wine #1 than just eating them…
That’s right, we played “catch the almond in your mouth” in a 4-star hotel.
Don’t worry, we caught every single one.
6. Love Biscuits
King’s Daughter Inn, you make one hell of a biscuit.
Honey & Cracked Pepper Biscuits, Bacon, & goat cheese?
AND Ryan tried (and LIKED goat cheese)!
This was the best decision I’ve had in a while, just saying.
Wine, you ain’t too shabby…. But, don’t worry Craft Beer, you’re still my Valentine.
Ever done any fun wine events or tastings?
Favorite food to pair with wine?