Sunday, November 25, 2018

Ugly Sweater Wine Social

Join 3 Ladies on a Vine for their first partnership with Cork Wine Bar in Ferguson, MO. Wear your ugliest sweater and enjoy wine specials, plus holiday shopping. There will also be raffle drawings and a prize for the ugliest sweater. The event is free of charge, so come out and drink wine and be merry! RSVP now on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Adult S'more Wine Cocktail


Adult S'more Wine Cocktail

Ingredients
Chocolate Wine
Graham crackers
Chocolate for melting or chocolate syrup
Big marshmallows

Directions
  1. Melt chocolate or pour chocolate syrup in a bowl
  2. Place graham crackers in a plastic bag and grind into small pieces 
  3. Pour the ground up graham crackers into a bowl
  4. Dip the wine glass into the chocolate, coating the rim
  5. Next, dip the wine glass into the graham crackers
  6. The graham crackers should now be sticking to the chocolate
  7. Pour the chocolate wine into your rimmed glass
  8. Place 2 big marshmallows on a skewer stick or toothpick and torch.
  9. If you don't have a torch, burn them on the stove or place in the microwave for about 5 seconds to melt.
Now Enjoy!
Drink responsibly 

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Labor Day... Wear All White and Drink White Wine


It's officially Labor Day and the holiday is special and significant in a few important ways. 

Number one, us working Americans are celebrated for our contributions to society. We keep America thriving with our hard work and dedication. Plus, we live for our 3 day weekends where we can drink more wine and have an extra day to sleep it off.


Number two, it's officially the end of summer, our big summer farewell party. Labor day is hosts to
parades, barbeques, family road trips, and pool parties all across the country. We sure know how to celebrate, and what better way to celebrate than with a good wine. Do you have your wine selections on deck for the weekend?


And lastly, Labor Day is the last day to wear white, or is it? Historians believe the no white after Labor Day began in the early 20th century when people needed lighter clothes and colors in the summer months. There were no air conditioners and it was how they kept cool. Fortunately, we have air and times have changed. The rule now is to wear what makes you feel good. As long as there is white wine after Labor Day, we are good!



The photos throughout the story are from the amazing white party that took place at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. Our friends @leolaroyston & @sarandunmore attended the French-inspired Diner En Blanc, a worldwide event that originated in Paris France expanding six continents. All guests are required to wear white, decorate their table, and provide food and drinks. The location is a secret until the day of and you have to be one of the lucky ones to score tickets.


The committees in each city secure the locations and entertainment. The sea of white is absolutely gorgeous, especially the beautiful table-scapes. To find out if your city is hosting a Diner En Blanc, head on over to their website, www.dinerenblanc.com. We also suggest clicking on the hashtag #DinerEnBlanc on Instagram to see all the fabulous photos from around the world.


Host your very own Diner En Blanc, on a smaller scale, at home this Labor Day. Invite a few friends, wear white attire, decorate the kitchen table, provide a few hor d'oeuvers, and have the guests supply the wine. Our friend @leolaroyston suggests sipping on Dry Creek's Fume Blanc, a sauvignon blanc with notes of citrus and granny smith apples. The play of the name adds to the theme and the wine pairs well with most dishes.


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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Wine Swap


What better way to kick off the weekend than to share wine with friends and meet new people on a beautiful California rooftop!


My apartment complex hosted a Wine Swap, on a Friday evening, for the residents to socialize and unwind after a busy week and long commutes. The best part was that it was free of charge and all we had to do was bring a bottle. They also provided a scrumptious cheese and charcuterie platter and desserts for us to indulge. 


The vibe was open and inviting with no rules on how many pours or tasting order. We opened up what we wanted to sip and poured as much or as little as our hearts desired.


I selected Pine & Post Riesling for the swap with it's aromatic notes of jasmine and lychee. Its very crisp and bright with flavors of apples and pears. One of my favorites of the evening was Stella & Rosa Moscato. The semi-sweet wine is a safe wine to bring to a swap because it's not overly sweet and Moscato is loved by all! I also enjoyed Arius Chardonnay. It was not overly oaky, which I do not like about many chardonnays. You could taste peaches and apricots and smell the aroma of lemon zest.

As the sun set and the summer breeze felt so delightful after a hot day, we took a moment to appreciate the gorgeous sky with colors of orange, reds, and yellows. A guest soon pops a bottle of champagne and everyone claps, which signifies a perfect ending. 


With the end of summer near, why not host your own wine swap. No fancy rooftop needed. Invite new guests and encourage your friends to invite their friends. It's easy to mingle over a glass of wine. Taken from Ernest Hemingway, "wine and friends are a great blend."



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer Cocktail, The Winejito


Those hot summer days and nights call for a light & refreshing cocktail. The Winejito is a twist on the popular Mojito, which is made with rum or gin. Wine cocktails are becoming very popular even in restaurants because many customers do not want to consume a high alcohol content spirit or do not enjoy the taste of them. This cocktail uses crisp sauvignon blanc, fresh mint & limes, cool and sparkly Italian Limonata, and a hint of sweet agave nectar. You can make a single glass or whip up a pitcher for a night on the patio with friends or the perfect picnic. We experimented making this recipe using sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot grigio. The sauvignon blanc was the winning combination. It tastes just like a mojito, but better in our opinion! 


Ingredients

2 Limes
6 Fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup chilled Sauvingnon Blanc
1/4 cup San Pellegrino Limonata or club soda 
(The Limonite just gives it the spot on Mojito taste)
1 teaspoon agave nectar
Ice

Directions

*In a cocktail shaker mule the lime, mint, and agave together. 
You do not need a fancy tool, we used a ice cream scooper.

*Add ice & the chilled Sauvingnon Blanc and shake.

*Pour in a wine glass and then top it off with the Limonata

*Add more mint and a lime wedge