Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wine a little

Our neighbors have a yearly wine tasting party that is so much fun.
When we travel by car, we bank back and forth between wineries and quilt stores. We will also look at local scenery, walk in cities, visit parks, but wineries and quilt shops are plotted along the way before leaving home. My husband and I have different tastes with wine but both love the process of trying a new one and taking it home for later. Back to this party...

The rules are bring a bottle per couple to taste, keep notes on taste, and our host Steve compiles the results after the last tastes are poured. There is always good food, as Elaine tries out new appetizers each year, and always the artichoke dip, which is cleansing to the liver, heh, heh. The people are so much fun, and it's the only time we see some of them so we can catch up on their lives.

Just to keep this poodle related, (you know how I am) another couple we see here each year, live with two standard poodles, so we compare notes on grooming and antics with them.
If you have been to my blog before you know how much I value a connection between people. This couple knows how to bring people together!

And the wine winners this year were...

Everyone seemed to love them, both red and white.
What a way to start off the holiday season as we got together just before Thanksgiving. Good food, good friends, good times. All that and we could walk home!


The Inside Stori said...

What a nice evening you all must have had!

bearbuster said...

Sounds like a good group of neighbors. What a nice way to enjoy time together. Perhaps I'll have to steal that idea :+) Pat