Happy Humpday! Is this week flying or is it just me? We are having a lot of fun with my mom, “NeeNee.” Ava loves showing off the things she has been learning, including taking her first steps on Monday. She is so proud of herself every time she walks now.
For today’s wine, I’m going to talk about a wine we had last Wednesday. The Josefina 2008 Syrah Rose’. This lovely dry rose hails from Paso Robles, California. When I went wine tasting in that area a few years ago, I remember the wonderful rose’s that area produced. For those white zinfandel lovers, this is NOT it. Dry, but not so dry that it isn’t refreshing on a warm summer afternoon, and full of berries, like you’d expect in a syrah. Nice and light, it was perfect with our picnic lunch. (Remember, we were on vacation. Wine at lunch is totally acceptable. :-)
This wine was a total steal at Trader Joe’s for only $4.99! Love that!
I don’t drink rose’ very often, and I think it is because I really do consider it a “lunch time or afternoon” wine. It doesn’t have enough structure to satisfy my “wine tooth,” so if I were to have it in the evening with dinner, I’d still want a glass of “real” wine. Does that make sense?
Do you have certain wines that you like, but don’t find “satisfying?”
And now, for the GIVE AWAY!
I was recently contacted by the Hain-Celestial Group to review their Family Fitness Fun Challenge giveaway package.
I received this package full of fun, healthy snacks.
As you can see, the Snackin’ Fruit Hearts are Ava approved! She didn’t have the patience to wait for mom to get her more.
I think Chase wanted to get in on some of the treats too.
The giveaway package for one lucky reader to win, will include:
• Garden of Eatin’® Popped Tortillas
• ALMOND DREAM™ non-dairy beverage
• Earth’s Best Sesame Street® Organic Snackin’ Fruit Hearts/ Rings
• MaraNatha® Organic No Stir Peanut Butter
• Health Valley® Granola Bars
• Free Earth’s Best Frozen Product Coupon
• Sports Authority® gift card ($25 value)
You can also visit www.Takea HealthyBite.com, beginning August 2nd, where you can register for the Family Fitness Fun Challenge and receive high value coupons and Sports Authority® Gift Cards.
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite wine
2. Mention this give away on your blog for an extra entry, and comment here telling me you did so
3. Bonus entry: register for the Family Fitness Fun Challenge and leave me a comment telling me you did so.
Winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, August 23rd.