I hate to begin this post on a down note, but I didn’t have a very good day. Computer troubles, clouds, frumpy outfit.
But then it got better with a PB&J snack…
And then it got REALLY good with a party!! Spirits = lifted!
Our super cool neighbors hosted a Chopin + Chardonnay party tonight, which involved Chopin trivia and a blind Chardonnay tasting!
Sadly I couldn’t participate, but I did tons of smelling and very, very lightly tasted Matt’s top 3 favorites. Luckily we have the same Chardonnay preference so his choices were good ones! We (he) chose the bottle we brought as our favorite – blindly!
There was a lovely selection of foods – including lots of cheese, breads to taste (we brought several of ours), dips, shrimp and even some sushi!
I had some of the avocado sushi : )
We met lots of fun people and enjoyed discussing wine, babies and bread with them all.
The winning wine of the evening was one by Wente, which is a wine Matt and I have liked in the past. Our favorite wine, however, ended up being the one we brought – La Crema!! We are not ashamed to admit we like our chards buttery.
Honeymoon 2007! [So young!]
There was actually another La Crema in the mix too! From Monterey.
St. Francis was a top winner by the crowd and is another favorite of ours (our first Sonoma winery on day 1 of our honeymoon!) In fact the caption of this photo on the right is “St. Francis Chardonnay!”
I was also shocked when one of the bottles was revealed as Michel-Schlumberger! Recall back to 2009 when I visited the winery with Jenna, Tina, and BethT! It’s not a huge winery, so I couldn’t believe it when I saw the bottle tonight and had once sipped wines with the president!
We ended the evening with some Chopin “true or nots” before we crossed the street back to our place!
Wide-open Sunday tomorrow!