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Alecia Duloc
 
May 26, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

It's National Chardonnay Day!

It's National Chardonnay Day AND Friday of Memorial Day Weekend!  The official kickoff of summer!  Warm weather, barbeques, more vacations, and super busy work time...here I come!  I looked at our calendary and Matt and I have something EVERY weekend (whether work or enjoyment) until August 5th.  Is that crazy or is that crazy?  I have a feeling that I am going to blink and this summer will be over.

This weekend, Matt and I are heading up to New Hampshire with my family.  Hopefully we can time the trip where we do not hit too much traffic because that can make a 6.5 hour car trip an 8.5 hour car trip in a snap!  I'm looking forward to the weekend though.  It has been a while since we've gotten up to our house on Lake Winnepisaukee and it's always so great once we are there.  There is something about the lake that is very relaxing, but then you add my crazy family and it's a lot of fun too.  It is the perfect balance!

So there have been a lot of wine related National Days this week.  On Wednesday, we had #slurpheardaroundtheworld and on Thursday it was #nationalwineday and now today it is #Chardonnayday!  Because of all these wine holidays, we had to offer some great sales.  Hopefully you got to take advantage of them (judging from the amount of deliveries we are making today, it appears many of you did!).

Next Friday we have a group from the Main Line School Night coming out.  There is a group of 12 people coming and we are going to have a tour and a tasting with them.  We will explain the winemaking process, we will tour the winery and vineyards, we will explain what we are trying to accomplish, and we will taste at least 5 wines with them.  It should be a great time!

We are going to have limited tour dates in the month of June (and July) because we don't have many free Fridays in June due to scheduled Karamoor events and then Shaina is on vacation the last week of June and I am in vacation the first two weeks of July.  So, for the time being our only scheduled tour date is June 16th.  We hope that you can make it!

I hope that your Memorial Day Weekend is filled with fun and sunshine.  Remember to be thankful on Monday for all that you have as we remember all of those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice in order to defend our freedom.  Until next time...

Time Posted: May 26, 2017 at 6:54 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
May 19, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

A wedding wrap up....and some Karamoor stuff too!

Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Well, wedding palooza is officially over.  What are Mom and I going to work on now?!  Matt and I went to Saint Lucia for our honeymoon.  It was great.  We stayed at the Viceroy and when we were leaving, a guy at the airport told us that it's where Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, and etc. stay when they visit the island.  I have no idea if that is true, but it would make sense if they did.  The resort was gorgeous, but food and drink were SO expensive.  Like a tiny pina colada was $16.  I mean......how's a girl supposed to drink 20 of those without breaking the bank?  Anyway, I'd definitely go back.  We went deep sea fishing one day - only caught 1 fish in SIX HOURS.  That is a lot of trolling.  We only got 2 bites all day!  The fish that we caught was an awahoo...it was like 2 feet long and about 30 lbs.  LOL.  The 2nd bite that we got seemed like it would be a little more exciting because it broke the line, and almost ripped the fishing rod off the boat!  But, we didn't get to fight it for too long (hence the broken line...).  We also went ziplining, we went to this cool waterfall, and we checked out the volcano.  The volcano was pretty awesome.  There was this mud that you were suppposed to rub on yourselves and then you let it dry and then you get into this hot spring (which was hot hot hot!) to rinse off.  They say that the mud has healing properties...  The thing that I can't get over is that the way that they get the mud.  The mud comes from a cave basically inside the volcano and this guy has to go and collect it!  I would not want that job, that's for sure.  It seems like it could be a real gamble with death.  Not only could you get burned, but like the whole walk up the volcano is over the lava rock and it's all sharp and craggy and you could def roll an ankle.  Anyway, Matt and I enjoyed our time on the island, the people that live there are just so nice.  I would say that the coolest thing of our trip is that I met a guy that I knew from my last trip to Saint Lucia which was 20 years ago!  I took a vacation with my mom, dad, and brother in the 90's and we played basketball and made friends with 2 men who worked at the resort...Andre and Leei.  WELL, we ran into Andre at one of the restaurants that we went to when we were exploring Soufriere!  Luckily, Mom took a picture of me, Dad, and Zack with Andre and Leei, so my dad sent me a picture of the picture so that I could show Andre.  It was so cool.  Obviously we took an updated picture :)

Anyway, in the midst of all my wedding happiness, we have been humming right along here at Karamoor.  Lots of things in the works, lots of things happening.  This week we are replanting the 2.5 acres or so that we ripped out 2 years ago.  The vines that had to be removed were Merlot grapes and we have been replanting them with more Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot!  I was out there in the field yesterday as they were replanting (because we were filming it with WHYY) and it was so hot!  I felt so bad for all of them because I was melting just standing there, I can't imagine how they felt digging the holes and planting the vines.  Typically our vineyards have been planted with a big tractor that is lined up with a laser, but because this was a replant and the end posts were already put in, we had do the 2.5 acres by hand.  Here's a picture of our vineyard manager, Joe, looking like an Italian Indiana Jones!

So in addition to this replanting, we've almost completed all of our bottling.  The only one still remaining is our 2015 Merlot!  There won't be too much of this, but I had the pleasure of giving this a taste yesterday.  I think that you will all be very pleased with the 2015 Merlot!  

There are a lot of other exciting snippets I could share with you, but I think that I will save those snippets for next Friday...which is already Memorial Day Weekend!  Yeesh!  Anyway, I hope that you have all been doing well and that you have some excellent things planned for this weekend.  I looked at the weather and it seems like it will be a perfect Spring weekend!  Not like a confusing August weather weekend.  It's May, Mother Natuture!  Until next time...

Time Posted: May 19, 2017 at 10:05 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
May 5, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

Yep...still Duloc...for now!

You guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We got married!  It was literally the most perfect day.  Other than the fact that Mom was sick.  I felt so bad!  She was so sick, she couldn't get out of bed until she was scheduled to get her hair done, and even then I think she was only there because she had to get ready.  She didn't look sick by the time we were all made up, and by the time we were ready to walk down the aisle, I think the adrenaline had kicked in.  But...besides Mom being sick, it couldn't have been a more perfect day.  Everything was perfect.  The ceremony was at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and if you know anything about the Greek Orthodox religion, you probably know that this is usually quite a serious ceremony.  Not in our case.  There was a lot of laughter up on that alter...even the priest cracked a few jokes at the end.  The organist who was supposed to play the music as we were pronounced husband and wife....fell asleep!!!  So instead of music, we had hooting and hollering from all of our friends and family.  I don't think I could have planned it better in that regard...it just seemed very fitting that we leave the church with hoots and hollers.

After the ceremony, Matt and I bee lined it out of the church with the rest of the family close behind.  We boarded a trolley with the immediate family (there were 35 of us...haha...) to set off for pictures.  The rest of our guests boarded buses for a boozey city tour of Philadelphia (which ended at the reception venue).  Matt and I got photos by ourselves in Elfreth's Alley which is the oldest street in Philadelphia...where my veil blew off my head!  Classic.  Then we got back on the trolley and we went to this old vintage furniture warehouse.  It was awesome.  The lighting was picture perfect and I am so so so excited to see the photos from this photoshoot.  In addition to photos of me and Matt, we got photos of all the family members in a ton of different groupings.  There will be a photo for every person that was at this warehouse which is awesome.  After the photoshoot at the warehouse, we got back on the trolley and we took a picture under the El when we arrived at Front and Palmer.  I saw a proof of it and it turned out exactly how I had pictured it....I will share it with you when I get the photos back, but for now you will have to visit our instagram page:  https://preprod.instagram.com/karamoorestate/.

When we got into the reception venue, Mom, Auntie Des, Kara, and the lead female vocalist from the band(!) helped to bustle my dress.  Then it was party time.  The night went exactly to plan...other than Dad and I forgot a lot of our dance steps (but I don't think that anyone noticed...).  It was a wild wedding.  The dance floor was never empty!  The reception ended at 11:30PM, and the after party went until after last call!!

Matt and I are leaving for our honeymoon tomorrow.  We are super excited!  I am sure that I will have lots to fill you in on in TWO Friday's!  Hopefully then I have some photos and/or the video teaser to share with you.  Until next time...

Time Posted: May 5, 2017 at 8:04 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
April 21, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

Bottling, bottling, bottling!

It's April 21st!  That means that next Friday is the 28th!  Which means that my wedding is NEXT Saturday.  Can't believe it.  Tomorrow is Matt's local bachelor party (that lucky rascal gets two bachelor parties!), and while he is doing that, I am going to be doing wedding stuff.  Tomorrow morning I have to swing by the jeweler to make sure that my ring fits...hopefully I still like it!  Choosing a ring was hard.  I am glad that Matt just picked my engagement ring for me...because I am very indecisive.  When we went in to choose wedding bands, Matt was like, "I will take that one."  It took him like 4 seconds.  I had to go to two different stores, look at all the options, then go home and think about it, then go back for a second look...  After the jeweler, I am heading to Mom and Dad's (but Dad will be taking part in the bachelor party festivities, so he will not be there) to put together the welcome bags and then do a little DIY decor stuff (among a few other things).  Mom and I couldn't find any table number holders that we liked (because we are picky and none of the already-made-for-you holders were justtttttttttt right), so we are going to be spray painting them, then filling them with like this rubbery concrete stuff, and then we have these swirly table numbers made out of like thin gold.  Hopefully they turn out great because we do not have a back up!.  We also have to do the koufeta.  Koufeta are white sugar coated almonds and it is customary to give the koufeta to your wedding guests at the ceremony (and of course, to the bride and groom during the service).  The koufeta symbolizes purity (the white color), the new life which begins with marriage (the egg shape of the almond), the endurance of marriage (the hardness of the almond), and the sweetness of future life (the sugar coating).  Koufeta are always given out in odd numbers and that is because those numbers are indivisible, just as The Bride and The Groom shall remain undivided.  I'm getting so excited!!!

I am also excited about a few other things that happened this week!  Like...yesterday we had a film crew out from WHYY because they are going to be doing a little story on Karamoor Estate!  It is going to be about the journey of grape to bottle and background on the winery and winemaking process.  Not sure when it will air, but I will let you know.  In addition that awesome piece of news, we also bottled and labeled our Sauvignon Blanc (finished that last Friday) and this week we finished our Meritage!  In addition to Karamoor's Meritage, we also bottled the Meritage for AKA.  So...two Meritages!  Next week Kevin is going to be bottling our Cabernet Franc and our Merlot, and then we will be all done bottling until we do our 2016 Chardonnay in later August...but I will have other things to share with you after bottling.  Don't you worry!

I hope that you have awesome plans for this weekend.  It looks like it is going to be a little overcast (sadface), but I bet you will still make the most of it!  Until next time...

Time Posted: Apr 21, 2017 at 7:38 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
April 14, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

Wowza...2 weeks till W-Day!

Guys.  Holy moly.  2 weeks until wedding weekend.  Crazy!!!!!!!!!  I am going for my last dress fitting tomorrow.  Hopefully nothing crazy happens between then and 4.29....  Everyone has been asking if I am getting nervous, but strangely, I'm not.  I can't wait to marry Matt and my parents have been THE BIGGEST help ever in regards to the wedding, and because of that, I think that we are not feeling overly stressed (at least I am not...Mom may disagree).  There are a few things to take care of between now and the big day, but pretty much we are on autopilot.  You kind of just say a little prayer that all the professionals that you hire show up that day and do exactly what you discussed...  I'm getting so excited.  I love our menus for both the rehearsal dinner AND the reception.  It's a black tie wedding, but we are having pierogies by Matt's family's business "Silly Lilly's Pierogies" and then we are having beer on tap by our friends from Tired Hands Brewing....and of course Karamoor Wines!  I hope that everything turns out even better than it looks in my head.  I can't wait to show you all pictures!

Next Friday we are having our last tour of April - we probably will not have another tour until mid-May (after I return from our honeymoon).  It seems like next Friday is a pretty popular date because we are almost sold out.  I bet that means that we are going to have a really fun group.  I think there are 4 tickets left, so if you are interested, head to the store and buy some tickets!

On Thursday of next week, we are going to have a filming group out from WHYY.  How neat is that?  I guess I might want to apply some makeup on Thursday in case I end up on TV...  Wouldn't that be awesome?!  I could tell Matt that he is married to a TV star!  #jk.  They are coming out on Thursday because we have started bottling...finally.  Kevin is actually bottling our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc today!  He was supposed to start last week but some of our materials got hung up in New Jersey for some reason...I mean, New Jersey is not that far.  Why did it take those shipping companies a week to get it here?  My aunt commutes from New Jersey everyday...she probably could have gotten us our materials in like 1/8th of the time it took them.  Anyway, the point is that next week Kevin will be bottling our reds.  Probably our Meritage is the wine that will end up being filmed next Thursday...which is fitting because Meritage is our flagship wine!

Do you have fun plans this weekend?  I think it might rain tomorrow, but Sunday is supposed to be great weather.  Maybe I will be able to work on my tan!  I know that I already told you that I have my last dress fitting in NYC tomorrow, but TONIGHT (that's right, I have plans on a Friday that do not involve Netflix and bed by 9:45PM) my very best pal from college is coming over with her husband and her 2 dogs for a date night!  Can't wait.  Then Sunday is Easter!  It is both Easter AND Orthodox Easter.  Typically for Greek Easter (Orthodox Easter) my grandparents have a big celebration...but this year since all the family is coming in two weeks later for the wedding, my grandparents are going to Florida!  Those lucky rascals.  Matt and I are going to have a quiet early dinner with my parents...this way Dad and I can practice our dance for the wedding.  So, while it will just be dinner for Dad and me, it will be dinner AND a show for Mom and Matt.  I hope that you have plenty of Karamoor wine to accompany your ham or lamb.  Happy Easter and Happy Passover!!!!!!!  Until next time...

Time Posted: Apr 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
March 24, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

Philly Wine Week is almost over

Hello!!!!!!!!!!!!  What a different week this week has been from last week.  Last week was cold.  Snowy.  Quiet.  This week was sunny!  Busy!  Fun!  Doesn't this week just look like it was more exciting from my use of punctuation?

If you are part of our newsletter group, you probably know that we have been running all types of sales and specials for Philadelphia Wine Week.  In addition to those sales and specials, we had a BUNCH of stuff going on downtown.  I know that I mentioned all of it in last week's blog, but you guys....it was SUCH a great week.

On Tuesday, Kevin and I were at Tria Taproom.  The ONLY wines they served all day on Tuesday were ours.  It was awesome.  We talked to so many people.  It was super easy to pick out the Karamoor customers because they just had to have a glass of wine in their hand for us to know!  We had a lot of fun filling the customers in on everything they could ever want to know about Karamoor.

Last night was our event at A.Kitchen.  It was awesome.  What a terrific launch for the A.Vin Chardonnay.  Have you ever been to A.Kitchen?  So cute and chic and cozy.  I will definitely be heading there for dinner at some point in the near future.  Maybe after the wedding, because I wanted to eat literally every single thing that they brought out from the open kitchen last night.  It was total torture to let it pass by!  I am pretty sure that every person there enjoyed the wine because they all seemed to be excited to leave with a bottle to enjoy at home...

There are a bunch of other great events happening downtown through Sunday of this week.  If you are interested, here is the link:  http://www.phillywineweek.org/events/list/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=list&tribe-bar-date=2017-03-24.  Lo Speido is tapping one of the last kegs of Chrysos (our collaborative beer we did with Goose Island) and our keg red today, so I hope that you are heading there!

Sorry for the short post today, but I wanted to make sure I could fill you in on the fun!    I am off to make some deliveries!  Until next time...

Time Posted: Mar 24, 2017 at 11:38 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
March 17, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

Philadelphia Wine Week starts Sunday 3/19!

HAPPY SAINT PATRICK'S DAY!!!!!!  I'm not Irish.  I never had one of those green shirts that had one of those crazy sayings on it and I normally do not even wear anything green, but last weekend I was with my mom and we were driving through Frenchtown and I found the cutest green dress at this little boutique owned by a mother and her daughter!  So, I wore it today and I'm feeling festive. 

You are probably wondering what I was doing driving through Frenchtown.  Welllllllll, last Saturday I had my first dress fitting for my wedding dress up in NYC!  You guys...it was too big!  Wedding diet success!  My mom was concerned that maybe I wouldn't like the dress as much as I did when we bought it.  She had nothing to worry about.  I LOVE it.  Cannot wait to wear it on the big day!  After the dress fitting, I got my hair cut by the woman that is going to be doing my hair on my wedding day.  She is the absolute best ever.  Her name is Sanae and she is a stylist at Mark Garrison Salon.  Everyone is always like, "Ali, why can't you just have someone who is already in Philadelphia do your hair?"  I have tried!!!!!!!!!!!  No one cuts hair like Sanae.  I'm not so much of a girlie girl, so I never really know what I want done to my hair because I really don't give it too much thought.  I always just tell her to do what she wants, make it look good, and the only parameter is that I need to be able to put it up for working out.  She always gives me exactly what I didn't know I wanted.  Anyway, I needed a cut and I needed to schedule a date to do a hair trial.  Done and done!  On April 1st, you will find me back up in NYC for another dress fitting and my wedding hair trial.  I am so excited.

Moving on from the wedding stuff....next week is Philly Wine Week!  In addition to the events below, we are going to run some sales.  So!  If you aren't signed up for our newsletter, now is the time to sign up.  Also, when you sign up, you get a 15% off coupon that can be used on any order (including tour tickets).  So, what are you waiting for?

March 19-March 26 - Plenty Cafe (Passyunk Location) will be "Celebrating Local Wine" all week!  Among some other local superstars, you will find a Karamoor Estate wine that was blended for Plenty Cafe's.  The managing partners created this wine under the watchful eye of Karamoor's winemaker, Kevin Robinson.  Though it will just be at their Passyunk location next week, it will eventually be available at each of their locations over the next few weeks!  Give it a try before it is gone!!

March 21 - Kevin and I will be at Tria Taproom on Tuesday, March 21 for a "Karamoor Tap Takeover!".  We will be there from 5:30-7PM and Tria has 4 wines from Karamoor to choose from!  2015 Sauvignon Blanc, 2015 Rose, 2013 Chardonnay, and the LAST KEG of special 2014 Petit Verdot Blend!  Glasses will be available at attractive prices!

March 23 - On Thursday, March 23 from 5:30-7PM Kevin and I will be down at A.Kitchen & Bar for the release of A.Vin!  This is a privately labeled Chardonnay that we did for AKA.  A majority of the proceeds from the event on Thursday will be going to the Institute for Functional Restoration at Case Western Reserve Univeristy to help spinal cord injury patients (like Eli Kulp who was injured in the 2015 Amtrak derailment) regain function through new technologies.  Tickets for Thursday night are available here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/avin-chardonnay-release-party-fundraiser-tickets-32827573155

March 24 - On Friday, March 24 (all day!!!), Lo Spiedo will be having a Grapes and Grain day!  They will be offering glasses of our blended red keg wine and the beer that we collaborated on with Goose Island Brewing (Chrysos) for $7!  What a steal!

I just looked at the weather for the weekend.  Did you see that we are supposed to get snow AGAIN tomorrow?  Doylestown is supposed to get maybe 3 inches tomorrow night.  What is that?  Isn't Monday the first day of Spring?  I guess that crazy groundhog was right in saying that there were going to be six more weeks of winter.  Anyway, I hope that you've got some fun things planned for the weekend.  I have to meet with the florist tomorrow and then on Sunday, Matt and I have our last meeting with the priest.  I don't know what I am going to do with all my free time after the wedding!  Until next time...

Time Posted: Mar 17, 2017 at 8:15 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
March 3, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

Today is Mulled Wine Day!

You guys.  As I am writing this...snow is falling.  WHAT THE HECK!?  Last Friday it was 70 degrees.  Maybe it is snowing today so that it makes sense for you to mull some wine?  That has to be it.  Otherwise, it makes no sense at all.  I am glad that it chose today to snow and not last weekend, because last weekend was my bridal shower!  My grandmother threw it for me...she's the absolute best ever.  My brother and sister-in-law flew in from Chicago, my cousins came down from New York, and Matt's sister and sister-in-law came in from the Reading area...on top of which all my pals came (including my best friend from college who I haven't seen in about 3 years!).  It was great.  I went off diet for Saturday...which means that I had some (I kept it in check...mostly) mimosas, red velvet cake, and then some of my dad's world famous linguini with clam sauce and garlic bread.  It was totally worth it.  My dad's linguini with clam sauce is out of this world.  It is probably all the butter and garlic that is in it...which makes garlic bread the perfect accompaniment (because more butter and more garlic and more carbs!).

So, like I mentioned above, it's snowing so that you can make some mulled wine.  Which is great because it is Mulled Wine Day.  How appropriate!  Do you like mulled wine?  I feel like it is OK...I would much rather have a spiked cocoa, but to each their own.  Shaina loves mulled wine (which is why we have a "Shaina's Famous Mulled Wine" recipe).  I've posted the recipe here before, so instead of posting it again, I will link you to our Facebook page where Shaina posted it today:  https://www.facebook.com/KaramoorEstate/.  I bet she will be making mulled wine today when she gets home from work!  As I sit here writing about the snow and mulled wine, I am just realizing that this morning I did not wear a jacket...NOT GOOD.  I guess it is lucky that I do not have to walk too far to get to my car!

We only have 2 tickets left for next Friday's tour.  The tours (in case you are wondering) have been going really well.  Did you know that I give the tours?  I talk non-stop for about 2 hours (lucky tour attendees!)...well, almost non-stop.  Kevin chats for a little while about winemaking and Shaina helps with some of the chit chat during the tasting portion.  The tours are so fun for us though.  I really have enjoyed each and every one of them because the groups that we have had out have been so awesome (and I know the rest of the team agrees).  Karamoor wine fans really are the best!

Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend?  Tonight I am heading to the gym to workout (and will follow it up with some Indian food, but not my normal pre-wedding diet meal :(...not really too much of a sad face though because what I get now is prettttttttty delicious) and then tomorrow Matt and I will probably workout in the morning and then we have plans to go to the mall with our friends.  The main purpose of the mall trip is to help my friend find a dress for our wedding!!!  Also, Matt has to pick out bow ties...and a tuxedo shirt (not to be confused with a tuxedo t-shirt) for himself.  His tux came in this week.  It is blue and I really like it.  He looks quite dapper!  Anyway, I hope that you will be doing something a little more exciting than going to the mall...but if not, maybe I will see you there!  Until next time...

Time Posted: Mar 3, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
February 24, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

This weather is AMAZING!

You guys!  It is February 24th and it is 70 degrees outside.  I do not hate it!  I am the weirdo that likes winter (for the most part), but I do love this type of weather.  I like summer for pools, beach, BBQ, and fun with friends.  But I am not a summer weather type of gal.  I do not like to sweat unless I am at the gym...or on the beach....or at the lake...or by a pool.  You get it.  Either working out or close to a body of water.  That is probably why I enjoy winter.  Just add layers until you are warm!  But it is hard to grill and have fruity beverages outside when it is 10 degrees...

People have been asking what this weather is going to do to our vines.  Is it good?  Is it bad?  WELL.  It is good if the weather stays like this.  It is bad if we have a few weeks of this weather and then a frost.  Right now, the vines are still asleep...so even if it gets cold again this weekend, we will be OK.  If it stays warm like this for the next week or so, and the vines wake up and the buds start to push, we could be in a world of hurt if we get a frost!  So, let's hope that the weather stays warm....or stays cold.  Let's hope that Mother Nature just makes up her mind as to whether it is currently winter or spring!

Last night, we were at the Bucks County Locavore event.  It is always a great event, but last night (probably due to this weather) was amazing.  So many people came out!  There were so many great things to try from other producers as well.  Because I am on my crazy diet, I only got to try some tomato sauce...but it DID NOT DISAPPOINT.  Shaina got to try many more items than I did.  I was even able to introduce her to the most delicious Belgian Waffles the world has ever known.  Nina's.  If you ever have a hankering for waffles and ice cream and you find yourself in Doylestown (or Lambertville)...you MUST check out Nina's Waffles.  AMAZING.  After Matt and I are hitched, I am definitely going to get some waffles. 

I hope that you all have some great plans for the weekend.  Tomorrow morning I am having my makeup trial done for the wedding and then I have my bridal shower!!!!  I can't wait.  For either thing, really.  I am so excited to see all my friends and family, but I am also excited to have a face full of makeup!  Normally, I just wear chapstick.  I see that there is a 100% chance of rain for tomorrow, but I don't think that will put much of a damper on the festivities!  Anyway, don't forget that tomorrow is "Open that Bottle" Day!  It is the day to open up that bottle that you have been saving for the perfect occasion!  Perhaps a Karamoor Estate 2013 Petit Verdot?  Until next time...

Time Posted: Feb 24, 2017 at 10:38 AM
Alecia Duloc
 
February 17, 2017 | Alecia Duloc

Tomorrow is National Drink Wine Day!!!!!!

They have a holiday for everything these days!  When I used to listen to other Sirius radio stations besides the 80s on 8 (I have not changed this station in my car for almost 2 months...) I used to listen to the hits.  I think it was channel 2.  Anyway, every single morning they would always say "today is national (insert weird thing here) day!".  I mean, there are things like National Fried Shrimp Day, National Cupcake Day, National Chocolate Day, National Ice Cream Day....  I feel like everything that is semi bad for you has its own day!  I have yet to see a National Broccoli Day, Brussels Sprouts Day, Teeth Cleaning Day, or Go for a Run Day.  I feel like maybe we should insert some of those days to counteract all of the junk food days.  Can you tell that I have been eating healthy for too long?

Anyway, tomorrow is a National Day that I can get behind!  It is National Drink Wine Day.  There are a lot of funny memes floating around out there.  Remember when we didn't have memes?  Is there an inventor of the meme?  If there is, I bet that person is a millionaire by now.  Anyway, I pulled some of my favorites that I was able to find.  Here they are:

Betty White is the best!  Can you believe that she is 95 years old?  That is crazy.  She sure does have a lot of pep!  How is she so funny?  We need more people like her in the world.  

I hope that you are well stocked for National Wine Day.  Once Sunday rolls around and you find that you need to replenish your inventory...keep Karamoor in mind.  Don't forget that our 2013 Chardonnay is on super sale right now!  *Hilarious sidenote:  One time, my grandmother was ordering some takeout for a family get together.  The person on the phone asked her if she wanted "soup or salad", to which she replied, "Yes, I will take the super salad".  Super sale reminded me of that story.  Anyway, the 2013 Chard is on sale for $25.50 per bottle and then there is an additional 20% off full cases!  Getting the price to $20.40 per bottle.  Now that's crazy!

I hope that you have a great weekend.  Sadly, I will not be partaking in National Wine Day (you know...the whole prewedding diet thing...), but I do plan to eat some Halo Top Ice Cream and watch some movies.  I sure do lead a wild life!  Until next time...

 

Time Posted: Feb 17, 2017 at 10:45 AM