Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wine Roulette

Dan and I just found out that grocery store wine doesn't 'age.' We had bought over time $20-$30 bottles and saved them, and they actually aren't good two years later. 

So we decided we needed to open all of our wine and start from scratch. We invited ten or so friends over for "Wine Roulette." Some might be good, others might be awful, and in true roulette form, you never know what you are going to get. 

Nothing like awful wine to get people to come over. We had appetizers and let the kiddos all jump on the trampoline and run around like crazy. Super laid back. We made everyone try each of the wines before picking a favorite (and had a few good bottles on hand just in case). 

I also bought a cookie cake because I wanted a cookie cake.

Olivia: "Wow mama. That a YOT of wine!" Yep.

Most were pretty bad, but we had 4 good ones that we finished up later. 

Overall it was a good excuse for people to come over, and a great way to get rid of a lot of wine. The next morning Olivia said "Emma never ate her cake!" I realized that Olivia thought this was Emma's first birthday party. We had been talking about Emma's party being in two weeks. And Olivia, with no concept of time, assumed this was it. Too funny! (How is my baby almost one?!??!?!) 


  1. Okay totally upset I didn't get an invite. You know who doesn't mind bad wine - someone who went most of the year without it!!! And way to ruin Emma's birthday party - didn't even give her cake (bwahaha)! Olivia is too cute!!

  2. Your creativity knows no bounds! What a great idea!

  3. holy cow- this is HILARIOUS! Whyyyyy don't we live closer?! The shitty labels have me laughing out loud. Yall are too freaking funny!

  4. What a perfect way to use up the wine!