If you’ve been a regular reader here at Weekends With Winter than you may know that I am apart of a wine club -“The Vagina Winologues”. We are 13 women who love wine and meet monthly to discuss, taste and indulge in wines around the world.
The way it works is that each Winologue (as we are affectionately called) picks a month to host and on that month the host picks a wine related theme. All wine club members then bring a wine that represents the hosts theme. It’s totally simple, fun and at the end of the night,very entertaining. The host supplies the food and ambiance and the rest of us show up and supply the wine.
Over the almost year and half that we’ve been meeting, we have enjoyed such themes as “Journey to the Motherland: An African Jungle Boogie” ( theme names can get pretty long) where we were tasked with bringing wines from the region of Africa and “Spring Showers Bring Wine Flowers” (they can also be pretty facetious) where we each brought a wine made with real flowers. This months meeting “The Vagina Winologues, a Toga Party” was simple in name but creative in execution. Fellow Winologue Krystal, tasked us with bringing wine from the region of Greece and to come dressed in our flyest toga creation.
I love when we get into the theme, everyone really goes all out in support of it. This month was no exception, what these ladies could do with a sheet and pillow case truly amazed me! Good thing I was behind the camera this month because I waited until the very last minute and didn’t come in the proper Grecian attire, however these ladies more than made up for that.
The food for this months meeting was also Greek inspired. Mediteranian was on the menu with selections like Greek salad, chicken kabobs, tzatziki, pita bread, and rice pilaf. For dessert we had the most delicious macrons from Trader Joe’s.
Before long we began to pass around the wine and of course that’s when the fun really starts. I brought this bold red Xinomavro and I loved it! The wine is aged for 2 years minimum and was very smooth to the pallete. I don’t prefer red wine because I feel it can be a little too bold in flavor but this one was perfectly rich. It didn’t leave the tart aftertaste that I’ve experienced with a lot of red wines and it was a perfect compliment to the food.
A favorite among all of us was the Santorini. It had the perfect acidity and no weird aftertaste.
As if the toga’s, food and wine weren’t enough of a nod to the Greek culture, we also got into a series of fun winolympic (see what I did there 😉 games, and we definitley lived up to the name…
Our first game had us using a sphagetti to pick up penne noodles
Our second had us transferring skittles into a plastic cup using only a straw
Our last and final game was the best of all! We used a stocking with an orange inserted at the bottom to knock down water bottles! We looked absolutely ridiculous which made the whole thing even more fun! I swear I love these ladies, we can always be our silly, crazy, AMAZING selves around each other without any judgement.
If you’re wondering where the “On The Run” title of this post stems from, well you need not look any further than Mrs. Carter herself. Beyonce and Jay -Z premiered their dual concert on HBO this past weekend and as the die hard Beyonce fans we are we had to tune in! You would’ve thought we were front row at the concert because we were on our feet dancing the entire time! It kinda made up for missing Jay and Bey when they were in Cali over the summer (kinda:/)
We were having so much fun even the kiddos joined in! No wine for them though 😉
Fun times! Each and every month I look forward to theese meetings and I love to share it with you guys. I encourage anyone who likes wine and hanging out with their friends to start a wine club.
To encourage you, I’m holding my first giveaway!
Chill, pour and preserve your wine right at the table with the HOST Chill Cooling Pour Spout, a quite brilliant kitchen gadget. No need for ice buckets or (heaven forbid) ice cubes in your glass, this ingenious wand fits into any wine bottle, acting as cooler and stopper in one.
How does it work? Just chill the HOST along with your wine in the fridge (two hours should do it). When you’re ready to serve, pour your first glass of wine then fit the HOST into the bottle. Each time you pour, the HOST acts as a spout, perfectly chilling your wine as it leaves the bottle – pretty handy when you’re out in the garden, or any distance from the fridge, in fact.
Speaking of fridges, the HOST comes with its own handy stopper. So if you want to save the rest of the bottle for another day, simply pop it in the top and return the whole lot to the fridge. Now that is magic.
Enter below to wine! I mean win! 😉
So Weekender’s are there any idea’s from this party that you’d like to incorporate into a party of your own? Are there some wines that you’re loving right now that you can refer? What about a cool wine club theme?