Happy Thanksgiving Week! I have Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off from work (so does Evan!), and I'm very much looking forward to a five-day vacation filled with delicious food, college football and a little Black Friday shopping thrown in for good measure. See that I mentioned Black Friday NOT Thursday?! I'm quite upset that stores are starting their sales on Thanksgiving - it seems a bit ridiculous!
Anyway, we had a wonderful weekend which ended with the purchase of 30 bottles of wine. Wait, what?
I mentioned on Friday that we had plans to drive to Sonoma on Sunday and pick up our November shipment of wine through Buena Vista Winery's wine club. They were actually hosting a "Stellar Cellar Sale" and offering to-good-to-pass-up deals on amazing wine.
They hosted the sale in their newly-renovated cellar (it was like a rustic cave!); tables were set up and each table had a price sign on it. Four tables total with $5, $10, $15 and $20 bottles of wine. They were providing tastings, so you could try the wine and then decide if you wanted to purchase a bottle - or case! - of it.
We started at the $5 table because, well, we're cheap! We slowly moved our way around the cellar to each table and...well, we left with 24 bottles of wine. I should note that eight of the bottles were from the $5 table. We actually fell in love with a $10 Pinot Noir from Lyeth Estate and ended up buying a case of it. It is so delicious!
So anyway, we also picked up the November shipment (3 bottles) + a bonus wine club bottle + a brut rose for Thanksgiving + a re-order of a chardonnay that's in the November shipment (I fell in love with it during the tasting and needed another!).
Thirty bottles later, we arrived back to our studio apartment not knowing where to store all of the wine. I know, I know. Tough decisions!
I promise we don't normally splurge like this. Evan and I really enjoy drinking wine and discovering new ones to try. Wine is definitely something that won't go to waste in our household, so we felt like it made sense to stock up when the price was right. We shouldn't need to buy wine for quite some time now!