Meet Britt, one of our resident foodies:
From a small farm town in So Cal to the big city of Los Angeles, Britt is living the life (on a budget but it's fabulous). You can catch her shopping her life away at Buffalo Exchange or Instagramming the latest trendy cafe in town. Not to mention a sucker for a killer Chai Tea Latte!
Meet Julie, our Vineal Vixen:
Julie Gauvin, accredited Junior Wine Expert and current serving Spokeswoman and Retail Director of Vine Winery, will be here to lend her expertise regarding all things wine. But most importantly, she’ll keep it interesting, light and fun for your drinking pleasure. Stay tuned as she helps you figure out what you like, where to find it, and what to pair it with. This newfound knowledge will give you that extra edge at the dinner table with friends, family or even on that hot date you have tonight. Check back every Wednesday to see what's new!
Meet Kasey, our LA Food Blogger:
This East Coast girl has recently traded in her New England Clam Chowda for California Rolls! Kasey has been whipping up delectable dishes in her kitchen since she was 10 years old. Combining ingredients and trying new concoctions became her favorite hobby. Kasey is a fabulous food blogger representing Kasey's Kitchen, her self-proclaimed food blog! Kasey attends a ton of fun food events around town and she is sharing her fun, healthy recipes with us every week!
Spice up a night in with friends by invoking a game of blind wine tasting. Ask each of your guests to bring a bottle of their choosing in a paper bag. You can be as creative as you’d like with the ground rules, but I suggest starting off with bottles under $10. The objective of the game is to guess the varietal of each wine and to pick a crowd favorite. If you’re looking for more structure as far a rules apply then check out this Urban Outfitters Wine Tasting Party Kit for only $9.99! It has everything you need from notepads, to glass-markers, reusable cloth bottle covers and cheat sheets.
The main advantage of a blind wine tasting is the ability to have you and your guests assess the wines in question without any bias. This will put all the wines being tasted on the same playing field by keeping the producer, price and even the appearance of the bottle you’ll have to taste a mystery. You’ll be amazed at how differently a taster can describe the same wine whether they know what it is or not by formulating an opinion without any outside influences. Kick back, relax and let the games begin!