Thursday, December 19, 2013

Birthdays, Wine & Christmas-- Oh my!

Well people, there is 6 days until Christmas. Yes, if you have not gotten all your holiday shopping done, now is the time to get your butt to the mall.

On top of Christmas, there is exactly 1 day until I turn 29! And exactly 2 days until the 5th Annual Wine Tasting party. My favorite time of year for sure, and now you can see why.

We got the idea to throw this amazing party on our honeymoon. While in Italy, we went to this incredible wine tasting at 600 year old vineyard in Siena with a man name Pierluigi Giachi, owner of the Tenuta Torciano Vineyards. He has such a passion for wine and was so much fun to learn from, we thought, let's throw a party so we can teach our friends everything Pierluigi has taught us!

So what does the Wine Tasting Party entail you ask?? I'll tell you how to throw an epic one of your own!

-Every guest brings a bottle of wine under $20
-The bottle of wine is immediately put into a bag with a number, its all blind taste testing.
-This number will be used for voting on the officially voting board
-Everyone has two votes (I usually use holiday stickers for voting)
-Place the stickers under the numbers you like best
-The wine with the most votes wins a prize!!
(Please note: In case of a tie, there is an official dance off ;-))

Sounds fun, right?!!! Stay tuned for pics from this epic evening!

PS I am linked up with Everyday Fashion & Finance & Transatlantic Blonde


  1. Dear Kelly, thank you for your beautiful words, I'm very happy that you enjoyed the wine tasting and that I inspired this fantastic idea of "Wine Tasting Party". I hope to see you soon here in Tuscany, maybe this time for a Pizza Cooking Class and wine tasting, or a ride with the horses in the vineyard. ciao

    1. We hope to be back there soon!!! It is hands down the best memory my husband & I have from our honeymoon. We cannot wait to bring our daughter there in the future and do a Pizza Cooking Class with you! :)