Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Delivery

Look what the delivery man brought.

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And inside was this.



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Way back in October, Jim and I went to our second Buyer's Club Weekend at Hillebrand Estates Winery. It's a special annual event held for wine club members. We got to taste (and purchase if so desired) some of the goodies from their library, but the highlight was the pre-release sampling day. At this special event, we got to taste a selection of the new stuff. Some of the wines we tasted were straight from the tank or barrel and were not ready to be even bottled. It gave us a sneak preview of what to expect and a chance to buy bottles at a bit of a discount. We really liked this one so we pre-ordered a half case. It was recently released and came right to my door! We also got a half case of the 2004 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon.
So now I have the daunting task of picking which one to try first and what dishes to make to serve with it. My goodness, my life is full of such tough decisions.

12 comments:

KleoPatra said...

I love the bottles. They are gorgeous!!! Hope it's not too stressful for you to choose from all of these.

Bon apetit, Carrie!

Tanya Kristine said...

my god those are lovely! nicely presented...

i'm thirsty...

Melody said...

You've got to love that delivery man!!

Shananigans said...

We once got a “beers of the month” club subscription as a host/hostess present from some friends. I loved that 12 beers would just magically appear at my door without my doing anything at all. Those friends are obviously welcome to my couch anytime they like ;) Enjoy your box of happiness!

Megan the Vegan said...

Oh, I wish a package like that would show up on my doorstep! Awesome!

Urban Vegan said...

SOMEBODY is going to have fun tonight.

Ellen said...

Hmmmm..wonder if the delivery man was cute lol? Have fun drinking the wine..I'm sure you will have no problem figuring out which one will go with your dinner!

funwithyourfood said...

well it looks beautiful

karen said...

Those bottles really are beautiful. We used to drink a nice red with homemade veggie marinara. We would saute onions, peppers, mushrooms in olive oil and add peeled and crushed, lots of basil and some garlic, and add the wine to the sauce! Yum. Make some spaghetti and, if you like veggie meatsballs.

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

That is so cool!!!! I am very jealous as I love wine and love wine deliveries!!

Enjoy drinking it :)

-Crystal

P.S. - looks like you redesigned while we were away. I really like it - it's very clean and straightforward.

Sweet Pea said...

I too belong to the Hillebrand wine club. I love getting 2 bottles of wine delivered to my door every month. Enjoy your latest delivery.

Dori said...

Oh! Send that delivery man this way! I love it how small local wineries are popping up all over.