Wine and Cheese, Yes Please!

When I find an interest in something, I go at it full throttle.  Testament to this would be my back to back weekends of wine "sampling".  Last night, I went to my dear friend Jenny's house for a Wine and Cheese party! 

Everyone was asked to bring a bottle of wine, which we all tried samples of.  It is a great way to get to try different wines - other people's favorites.  There was a great variety of different wines - many different reds, some whites, a sparkling pink, and a dessert wine.

Everyone was also asked to bring a different type of cheese and an accoutrement. Again the variety was fantastic. The different cheeses, breads and crackers, olives, dry salami, tapenades, pates, spreads... Ugh! So good! and a great way to try different kinds of cheeses and other such treats.




The lovely, WineSnob was on hand to offer her expertise..

There was great conversation, over good wine and good food.  What a fabulous way to spend a Saturday night.

 We even got a little lesson on "Beaujolais Nouveau"...

Good laughs with good friends...

The beautiful and gracious host...

There were 9 women involved in the demise of these plus a few other lovely bottles...

It was a great time. When I finally got to bed (and reality) at 2am (2am!!??? WTF, Tarable??!!) I found Ruby sound asleep on my side of the bed.  I nudged her over and fell into a wine induced sleep.

I was awoken bright and early to the sudden and unpleasant realization that Steve forgot to put a diaper on Ruby before putting her into our bed and apparently she couldn't hold it past 6am.

It's a good thing I have pictures of all the fun I had because waking up in a pee soaked bed at 6am after only 4 hours sleep and a few too many wine samplings the night before, has seriously made me consider putting my wine (or any booze for that matter) career on hold until my kids are teenagers.