Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Saturday 10 October – Wine Club!

Current location: Queenscliff
11.11pm, At our friend's house. Tonight we had 'Wine Club, which is a semi-complicated-but-very-fun evening. It consists of three couples: Dave & Emily, Brad & Cathryn, Andy & Lucy... Although Cathryn, of Brad & Cathryn, had actually been whisked away to Necker Island (Richard Branson's private island) so it was Brad & his two very cute dogs, who didn't help with the cooking/cleaning/conversation, but did keep us entertained.

The idea behind Wine Club is that each couple spends $60 on two bottles of wine, a red and a white. We all buy the same grape (a Pinot Noir and a Riesling) but Andy and I brought a $50 white and $10 red; Dave & Emily brought a $30 white and $30 red; and Brad & Cathryn the dogs brought a $10 white and a $50 red. We then blind taste-tested them, made notes and decided our favourite, the revealed the bottles/prices. Brad also made amazing food for us, including scallops (my fave) and loads of other gourmet treats. Very impressive!

The night was a roaring success, for multiple reasons. One, the company meant we laughed so much; we barely stopped laughing from when we arrived at 6pm to when we left at about 2pm. Two, the games, including Sardines (fast becoming a favourite), and heaps of games I don't know the names of. Three, we all agreed on the red and the white that were our favourites. And, somehow, luckily, they were both the $10 bottles! Man, I love having cheap taste.

1 comment:

  1. This is SUCH a good idea! Hurrah for £10 bottles of wine! :) xx