Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Tasting with Friends




Last night, we went to a wine tasting dinner at our club and it was a lovely evening spent with friends sampling great wine, as well as delicious food. The tables were beautifully set with all the wine glasses needed for the tasting and we were quickly introduced to the vineyard owner from Napa Valley, brought to talk about the wine making process and his vintages. His winery, Saddleback Cellars is a prominent winery in Napa Valley and is known for its award winning Cabernets. We love being able to enjoy a little piece of Napa here in Michigan :-)



Our dinner, accompanied by lots of laughter and fun conversation, paired beautifully with the wines. The tasting courses included mussels with a touch of citrus, paired with Chardonnay; stuffed shells in a deliciously spicy sauce, paired with a Zinfandel; a peppery T Bone steak, cooked to perfection, paired with a Cabernet Sauvignon and an interesting and unique dessert - a pear slice, topped with crumbled pancetta, goat cheese and drizzled with honey, paired with a dessert wine.

The Zinfandel was our favorite wine of the night and we came home with a few bottles to enjoy this summer, while having a candlelit dinner on our patio.

Happy Wednesday!



  1. What a fun night! My first thoughts before reading your post but seeing you surrounded by all those wine glasses was, "OMG! She's sloshed!!"

  2. Sounds like a great night! What a fun way to learn about new wines.

  3. What a fun evening. I love trying new wines. And how fun to have them so wonderfully paired with the meal. The dessert sounds yummy!

  4. What a fabulous girls night. Now that is something I've been wanting to do for a long time.

  5. You look fabulous!! What a nice way to spend the evening with good friends.

  6. What fun!
    And reading this made me VERY thirsty...


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