I wanted to check out these new textured glass pearls as possible beads for my eyeglass chains and lanyards. So I bought the large ones for myself.
My concern was would they be rough and catch on soft materials. That is a no. However they annoy my skin a little since the necklace is heavy but I am like the Princess and the Pea! If they were a smaller size they would be ok.
I will still wear them though since I love them!
I don't like taking selfies. It feels too unnatural!
I love Wilma Flintstone style necklaces!
Valentine's Day weekend was a treat for Jim and I. The Wine Connextion had a Michael David Winery tasting.
One of the co-owners of the winery was actually there all the way from Lodi, CA! I would have liked to have bowed down before him but there were a lot of people present. The company is run by 2 brothers, Michael and David.
Well they were running special sale prices off the store's already low prices. So a stock up happened!
I've mentioned the ultra delicious Freakshow in the past but we had not yet tried Petite Petit until the tasting.
It was amazing as expected! This has an adorable label. See the mice carrying playing cards and juggling the grapes at the bottom? This is the green room at the circus. Yes those are glasses of wine the elephants are holding! Let me just follow this with stating that I do not agree with the use of animals in the circus. It makes me sad to see. Anyway this is 85% petite sirah and 15% petit verdot, hence the name! Very full bodied.
The quotes crack me up. Robert Parker (the man behind The Wine Advocate) wrote that this one has "lots of blueberry fruit intermixed with graphite, licorice and a hint of tar." Graphite and tar? Well that's appetizing!
The Ink Blot wines are a little higher in price and were a first for us too. This is the petit verdot. It's just delicious. I'm not sure what I see in this inkblot except a turkey in the center ready to be cooked with it's wings out to its sides.
I see a butterfly in this one. Jim sees 2 seahorses. This is the tannat. This grape is from the southwest region of France that is now growing in Lodi, CA. More deliciousness!
They also had sexy wine available, but not part of the tasting including lust, gluttony, sloth and rage. They are red zinfandels like 7 Deadly Zins. We can't justify spending $40+ on a bottle of wine (although I'm sure they are worth every penny) so we stuck with the others!
The Earthquakes are our special occasion wines so we picked up both the cabernet and zinfandel.
Besides being so tasty, I love that this winery has fun with its labels and names! Not pretentious in any way.