Sunday, February 27, 2011

saying goodbye to wine...

...the invitation I made for our wine tasting party and the picture was taken with my new camera, that I absolutely LOVE...

So in honor of saying goodbye to wine for a few years we decided to throw a wine tasting party with our Idaho friends in January. It was a blast! Each couple brought their favorite wine, at the door I threw it in a bag with a number on it and lined them up. We then tasted (who am I kidding...we devoured...) about 10 wines, white and red...without knowing the names of the wines or seeing their cute labels. We scored the wines individually then unveiled the bottles... we were shocked. Our favorite wine was...Carlo Rossi. What the heck?! Matt and I could have sworn our favorite wine all of these past years was a nice old vine marietta. Nope. Surprisingly the ol' carlo jug is our palette's wine of choice.
So as we all drank into the night, my girlfriends told me about how some of their pregnant friends were told by their doctors that they could have a glass of wine every night. That these pregnant women were so stressed out, that if a glass of wine mellowed them, then perfect. Seriously drinking during pregnancy?! Interesting. Pregnant women are incredibly hard to do studies on, how much alcohol is okay? At what point do you have the risk for fetal alcohol syndrome? Not that I will be drinking alcohol anymore, but its an interesting idea... how much do we really know about that prenatal period?! I am sure there will be a whole slew of items to avoid 20 years from now.

7 comments:

  1. Hi! Found this post off of pinterest and I LOVE the invite you used! Was it a template or did you design it yourself?? If you could let me know where you found it I would be SO appreciative!

    Thanks! KC

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    1. Yeah, I have the invites that I made myself... if you give me your email I can send it to you! I also have the score cards for fun!

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  2. Lindsey, is it possible to still get the template for the invite and the score cards. I am having a wine tasting to determine which wines to offer at my wedding. My email address is nikkimreddon@yahoo.com. Thank you for this wonderful idea.

    Nikki

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    1. sure! I hope I'm not too late... I'm still in this newborn-haze. I'll email you right now!

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  3. Not certain if I deleted it by mistake, but I have not been able to locate your email in my inbox or in my spam. I am so sorry to inconvenience you again but is it possible to resend it to me. My email address is nikkimreddon@yahoo.com.

    Thank you Lindsey. Hope is all well with you and your family and I wish you a Merry Christmas.

    Nikki

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  4. Hey Lindsey! My husband and I are hosting a wine tasting party next month and I absolutely love this invitation! Would you be open to once again sharing this item? If so my email is kjcatron@gmail.com Thank you!

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