What’s better than knowing your are halfway through the week and you realize you need a break from reality, so you figured you celebrate Wine Wednesday. I don’t work the usual Monday to Friday 9am-5pm so when I have an evening off from work this is my opportunity to pop open a couple bottles of wine, create a yummy appetizing spread, play some old skool jams and catch up with my dear friends. As much as I love a good happy hour, sometimes it’s nice to sit in the comforts of your home to truly enjoy the conversations and company you keep.
How to Create the Perfect Wine Night:
- The Wine – I was lucky that Natura Wines offered to send me a couple bottles of wine to host a fun evening event with my friends. I love drinking wine and to be honest I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and delicious it was to drink. My friends and I taste tested the sauvignon blanc and merlot and both wines were smooth and soft on the palate, and the best part about Natura Wines is that it is organic and gluten free. We polished both bottles and my girlfriend Wendy was vying to try another bottle. (Here’s the link to their website if anyone is interested in trying out yummy organic and gluten free wine – http://www.naturawines.com )
- The Spread – I bought most of my products from Trader Joes. I love how TJ’s has so many options to choose from, though I kept it simple: One soft (triple cream brie), hard (Syrah Infused) & basic (Sharp Cheddar) – they were the perfect assortment of cheese to serve to my guest. I also bought vegetables to roast, tossed them in olive oil and TJ’s garlic seasoning salt, roasted them in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes then voila! What I love about cheese platters is that you can add anything to it to complement your wine & cheese: cured meets, jams , honey, roasted nuts, berries, your options are endless!
- The Company – I enjoy a glass and sometimes two, but the company you keep is what makes experience enjoyable. There is no way I could finish two bottles on my own so I’m grateful that I was able to share it with a few of my dear friends. At the end of the night the best part of the whole experience is the laughter, the conversations and the memories you end up sharing.
Thanks for reading and I hope your next Wine Night is just as memorable as mine.
Disclosure: Although I received these products for free from Natura Wines, all opinions are my own.