Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekend Wine and Appetizer Party

Happy Monday Bloggies!  (Also, a belated happy Father’s Day to the dads out there.)

One of the highlights of the weekend was a little cocktail party at our friends’ house.  With 4 couples, 4 babies all under the age of 11 months, and 4 bottles of wine, we all had a great time! 

Ava found a boyfriend, he’s 4 days older than her.  Shhhh…don’t tell – we were watching.

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We drank some delicious wines.  This was one of my favorites of the evening.  The 2007 Schug Pinot Noir.  While I usually favor bigger, bolder reds like merlots and cabs over pinot, this one was smoother and had a little more body than many.  I liked the medium body and rich fruit flavor.  I think it even tasted a bit of vanilla.  An excellent red for the 100 degree evening!


The Confluence is the one I wrote about last week from our weekend trip to the winery. 


It was good, but I think I was still savoring the delicious pinot to much to really enjoy it. 

Sarah made some simpe, light and tasty romaine boats.  You would never guess that a little sea salt, pepper, Girard’s Light Caesar dressing, and fresh grated parmesan could taste so good.  Caesar salad without a fork!  (A few had anchovies…swoons!) 


The rest of the spread.  I brought spring rolls and peanut sauce, they are hiding to the top right behind my wine glass.


One of the women that was there is a cheese conisseur.  Check her out at  She brought some amazing cheeses, but unfortunately, I forgot to keep track of the names/types.  I definitely have a lot to learn about cheese. 

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What a fun night with a great group of friends! 

What was the best part of your weekend?


  1. What fun! I bet the babies had as much fun as the grown ups!

  2. Wow! Looks like a fabulous time. I don't know much about cheese but I do know that I Love it. :)

    It looks like I'll be in town the week you'll be here in August...I would love to get together!!

  3. Sounds like my kind of party! Cheese and wine! (And babies!!)
    My favorite part of the weekend was my cousins wedding in Boston - it was amazing!

  4. Great get-together! I must confess that in the middle of reading your post, I stopped and poured myself a glass of wine. I definitely want to look for that Pinot Noir. It sounds perfect for the summer!

  5. yum that pinot looks awesome. I love when I can taste just a hint of vanilla. It makes it have suck a luxurious feel. That looks like such a great party! Love the appetizers.

  6. What an awesome get together! I love going to someone's house that likes good food like I do :)

  7. such a good set up! we go to Sonoma in July so I will definitely look for that Pinot. Can't wait!

  8. I know this is a super late post but it looks like you had a great weekend!
    PS. I've got 2 new workouts up! Lower body and upper - check out the Workouts page! :)