Friday Wine Tasting… Holiday Red

December 9, 2011

This year for the holidays I decided to host our holiday party at Cafe Routier in Westbrook, one of my absolute favorite restaurants.  The food is always interesting, with a menu that changes seasonally and features different regions around the world.  There is always a crowd and an energy that fills the space just about any day of the week.  Even though it sits on the shoreline of CT it reminds me of some of my favorite places in the city.

I feel so lucky to be able to live what I love every day, but even more blessed to have such an amazing core group of ladies that help to make it all that much more fun, and have helped in so many different ways to make this past year such a huge success.

True Event Holiday Party

Wine of the week…

La Granja Tempranillo and Garnacha 2009

Trader Joe’s $4.99

From the bottle:

La Granja 360, means in Spanish “The Farm 360”. It is located in a traditional Tempranillo and Garnacha grape growing wine region in the North of Spain. Now our farm has this very exotic animal to accompany the other members of the family. Cherry red colour of red fruity aromas. Full of flavor and a velvet finish due to the 2 months of oak aging. A great match with grilled red meats, pastas, pizzas and manchego cheese. 13.5% Alcohol

At the party Emily, from Paper Moss, surprised me with the most incredible bottle of wine, with a zebra on the label!  This is a bottle that will remain in my collection for a long time because I love the label so much!  Happy Friday!