ithildin
26 August 2012 @ 04:29 pm
Being Social  
[livejournal.com profile] ninjababe and I finally went to a Cedar City Wine Club event. and we even talked to people!! Scary and strange, I know. It was held at the Iron Gate B&B, which is a lovely property. I now have a lodging recommendation for visitors in the area. And the occasion this time was the opening of the Iron Gate Winery - only one in the area. You have to go to Moab for the next one. I'd found out about the club via a Twitter followee, Larry the Wine Guy - another former Californian. It was nice putting a real face to the Twitter handle!

It's a nice setup - you bring a bottle of wine, and food to share. I tried something new, as our pears were just ready to be picked, and did a caramelized pear & sage crostini, with my own added touch of a little homemade pear liqueur in the pot whilst cooking. It came out quite nicely, if i do say so myself! And not just me - it got polished off. I'm always nervous bringing food, so I'm glad it turned out well.

This morning, I woke up with a crappy head cold, so am miserable. At least it held off till today.
 
 
ithildin
26 August 2012 @ 04:29 pm
Being Social  
[livejournal.com profile] ninjababe and I finally went to a Cedar City Wine Club event. and we even talked to people!! Scary and strange, I know. It was held at the Iron Gate B&B, which is a lovely property. I now have a lodging recommendation for visitors in the area. And the occasion this time was the opening of the Iron Gate Winery - only one in the area. You have to go to Moab for the next one. I'd found out about the club via a Twitter followee, Larry the Wine Guy - another former Californian. It was nice putting a real face to the Twitter handle!

It's a nice setup - you bring a bottle of wine, and food to share. I tried something new, as our pears were just ready to be picked, and did a caramelized pear & sage crostini, with my own added touch of a little homemade pear liqueur in the pot whilst cooking. It came out quite nicely, if i do say so myself! And not just me - it got polished off. I'm always nervous bringing food, so I'm glad it turned out well.

This morning, I woke up with a crappy head cold, so am miserable. At least it held off till today.
 
 
ithildin
26 August 2012 @ 04:29 pm
Being Social  
[livejournal.com profile] ninjababe and I finally went to a Cedar City Wine Club event. and we even talked to people!! Scary and strange, I know. It was held at the Iron Gate B&B, which is a lovely property. I now have a lodging recommendation for visitors in the area. And the occasion this time was the opening of the Iron Gate Winery - only one in the area. You have to go to Moab for the next one. I'd found out about the club via a Twitter followee, Larry the Wine Guy - another former Californian. It was nice putting a real face to the Twitter handle!

It's a nice setup - you bring a bottle of wine, and food to share. I tried something new, as our pears were just ready to be picked, and did a caramelized pear & sage crostini, with my own added touch of a little homemade pear liqueur in the pot whilst cooking. It came out quite nicely, if i do say so myself! And not just me - it got polished off. I'm always nervous bringing food, so I'm glad it turned out well.

This morning, I woke up with a crappy head cold, so am miserable. At least it held off till today.
 
 
ithildin
22 August 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Bottle Shock  
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] easilymused1956 for reccing Bottle Shock! When I looked it up after you'd mentioned it, I saw it was only $10 at Amazon, so I ordered. We watched it last night, and just loved it! For me, it was hugely nostalgia. That's the Napa of my childhood, before it was a pricey 'destination'. I remember going to the state park in Calistoga with a picnic lunch, and after, I'd explore the pioneer cemetery there. Then we'd go to Beringer for the tour of the wine aging tunnels, which I loved - it was always so cool in there compared to the summer heat outdoors. It all made me very homesick for California. Also had a bit of a crossover moment when Alan Rickman and Eliza Dushku had a scene together. Throw in Chris Pine and it was a Harry Potter/Buffy/Star Trek mash!
 
 
ithildin
22 August 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Bottle Shock  
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] easilymused1956 for reccing Bottle Shock! When I looked it up after you'd mentioned it, I saw it was only $10 at Amazon, so I ordered. We watched it last night, and just loved it! For me, it was hugely nostalgia. That's the Napa of my childhood, before it was a pricey 'destination'. I remember going to the state park in Calistoga with a picnic lunch, and after, I'd explore the pioneer cemetery there. Then we'd go to Beringer for the tour of the wine aging tunnels, which I loved - it was always so cool in there compared to the summer heat outdoors. It all made me very homesick for California. Also had a bit of a crossover moment when Alan Rickman and Eliza Dushku had a scene together. Throw in Chris Pine and it was a Harry Potter/Buffy/Star Trek mash!
 
 
ithildin
22 August 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Bottle Shock  
Thank you [livejournal.com profile] easilymused1956 for reccing Bottle Shock! When I looked it up after you'd mentioned it, I saw it was only $10 at Amazon, so I ordered. We watched it last night, and just loved it! For me, it was hugely nostalgia. That's the Napa of my childhood, before it was a pricey 'destination'. I remember going to the state park in Calistoga with a picnic lunch, and after, I'd explore the pioneer cemetery there. Then we'd go to Beringer for the tour of the wine aging tunnels, which I loved - it was always so cool in there compared to the summer heat outdoors. It all made me very homesick for California. Also had a bit of a crossover moment when Alan Rickman and Eliza Dushku had a scene together. Throw in Chris Pine and it was a Harry Potter/Buffy/Star Trek mash!
 
 
ithildin
05 December 2008 @ 08:09 pm
Celebration  
We just got back from our Repeal Day party. Good food, fine conversation, and great wine was had by one and all!
 
 
ithildin
05 December 2008 @ 08:09 pm
Celebration  
We just got back from our Repeal Day party. Good food, fine conversation, and great wine was had by one and all!
 
 
ithildin
05 December 2008 @ 08:09 pm
Celebration  
We just got back from our Repeal Day party. Good food, fine conversation, and great wine was had by one and all!
 
 
ithildin
03 December 2008 @ 12:03 pm
75  
Friday is the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, and Nin and I are going to a Speak Easy party being thrown by Ventana Vineyards -- there's even a secret password to get in!

Found this celebratory cocktail today:

French 75 Champagne Cocktail )
 
 
ithildin
03 December 2008 @ 12:03 pm
75  
Friday is the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, and Nin and I are going to a Speak Easy party being thrown by Ventana Vineyards -- there's even a secret password to get in!

Found this celebratory cocktail today:

French 75 Champagne Cocktail )
 
 
ithildin
03 December 2008 @ 12:03 pm
75  
Friday is the 75th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, and Nin and I are going to a Speak Easy party being thrown by Ventana Vineyards -- there's even a secret password to get in!

Found this celebratory cocktail today:

French 75 Champagne Cocktail )