DC Blogger Wine Tasting Party.
Last night Lauren was nice enough to have a big group of 25+ food bloggers over for a wine tasting party!
When I first stopped drinking back in 2008, I turned down most invitations for things that sounded like drinking events. These days I’ve gotten used to my role as a non-drinker, and I like to get out more, so I just make sure that there is always something refreshing for me to drink. That is always much easier when you have a fabulous hostess like Lauren who supplied a TON of flavored sparkling water!
By the time I got there the food was already being set out…
And as more bloggers arrived, the table quickly filled up!
I took my vegan spinach artichoke dip, which I think was a big success! There was nothing left at the end of the night – always a good sign.
The “wine tasting” was definitely much more talking than tasting – my kind of party. :) It was great to see so many familiar faces, and also to meet some new friends.
Many many thanks to Lauren – our lovely hostess. When we arrived, she had us all put our names into a bowl for a drawing. As she went to pull the names, I whispered to Lisa, “I am totally going to win this…”
Sure enough – my name was called! And I won a bottle of wine and a box of dark chocolates – so nice of Lauren to give away! We re-drew names to give the wine away, but I kept the chocolates all for myself. :)
I know this sounds really strange, but I am seriously the LUCKIEST person I know. Seriously – I win everything. Not a bad problem to have, I know. :) A loooong time ago I wrote a post all about my lucky past, and since then I have won even more. I have gotten into every race lottery I’ve ever entered, and let’s not forget the $99 bed. It’s crazy!
It was a fun night of food and friends. We have been in the DC area for 6 months now (weird!), and it’s really started to finally feel like home.
Highlight of the night – Michael, the puff ball of love. Too cute!
Tonight we are planning to have a hummus party (two people + a LOT of hummus) and NOT watch the Super Bowl! We might actually go to the movies. :) Hope you all had a great weekend!