I started this strict diet (you know, so that I can fit in my wedding dress (which just came in!!!!!)) on January 3rd, and I have not cheated once. I am very proud of myself. It is based on macronutrients that you need based on the time you workout and the intensity of your workout. It is pretty cool, but I also kind of miss treats and snacks. I really miss treats and snacks as I watch Matt eat a stacks of pancakes, cheeseburgers, chocolate chip cookies, drink beers on the weekends, and keep a 6 pack. How does that happen? Life is so unfair.
Did you see the article that Craig LaBan wrote about locally made wines that took home gold medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition? It was online on Wednesday and then it was the Inquirer on Thursday. It was a really nice article! Here it is: http://www.philly.com/philly/food/20170126_The_local_wines_that_won_San_Francisco_Chronicle_Wine_Competition.html. In addition to the article, Craig also had some great tasting notes on our 2013 Petit Verdot (which in case you decide to not read the blog from last week or the article, was one of the gold medal winners). Here they are: "Karamoor Estates 2013 petit verdot, $55: This 100 percent petit verdot is made only in years when the fruit is right, and the 2013 was a winner that delivered a deep purple juice jammy with blackberries, but that also unfolded as more interesting, with layers of black licorice, tobacco, earth, and a tingle of numbing Sichuan peppercorn spice that rides a light pucker of black plum on the finish. The price tag is prohibitive, but collectors will now realize this grape has a future in Pennsylvania."
Since this article went live, we have been getting lots of questions like, "Where can I taste this wine?". So, since it is not a wine that we wholesale at all, we decided that for the month of February, we are going to include the 2013 Petit Verdot in every single one of our on-site tours! Speaking of our on-site tours, there are 3 dates in February (tickets have been selling fast, though. So, hurry!). I know that I have made mention of the Friday, February 3rd tour prior to today, but we added the tour on Valentine's Day and we added another tour on Friday, February 24th as well. The tour on Valentine's Day is a special one! We are going to give out a bottle of our pretty and very pink bottle of 2015 Rose to each couple that signs up. What a treat!
I hope that you have some fun things planned for the weekend. I know that tonight I am stuffing wedding invitations...wahooo! If you are ever looking for some top notch invitations, check out LoveLeigh Invitations. The owners are so nice and they did an amazing job with our custom invites. Super easy to work with as well! And a quick turnaround. I think that I will need a glass of Rose while I do the invitations. Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Until next time....