One of my favorite newer Wine Club traditions is Winesgiving, which is basically my ideal Thanksgiving with my favorite people. We all bring delicious sandwiches and snacks to a winery, split bottles of wine and catch up for several hours, laughing all the way. It's super fun.
This year, we trekked out to Saude Creek Vineyards in Lanexa. We were sorry to miss Erica, who had to go out of town, but we did have lots of fun and good food.
Winesgiving would not be complete without a stop at The Cheese Shop for their delicious sandwiches (topped with their famous house dressing), expensive cheeses, kettle chips and fancy chocolates. We split bottles of Saude's Tavern Red (a delicious Christmas-y wine with hints of cinnamon) and their other red blend, Saude Creek Red. Both were great!
This is my ideal Thanksgiving spread: Cheese and chocolate.
They had a singer and although we at first were annoyed about having to shout over him, we decided to get the party started by requesting two crowd-pleasers: "Piano Man" and "Friends in Low Places."
I'm so thankful to have a group of girlfriends in my life who are committed to each other the way we are. It's a rarity and a blessing. Happy Winesgiving to you and yours!