Winesday Wednesday 6/17/15

We’ve approached the hump, my friends. Which means it’s time to share this week’s wine! Usually this time of year I’m into beers, but for some reason red wine has been the ticket! Might be because it’s the easiest for me to slowly sip in between feeding for the little guy. (WAIT. I promised no baby talk today!)


After my hair appointment on Saturday, I swung by the liquor store to pick up a couple of bottles. I knew I had to be quick because I needed to get home (again, for he who will not be discussed today!) and it was hailing/raining like crazy. And I think I had to pee. I think. I wound up selecting an old favorite and a new blend from an existing favorite!

First, I picked up Wayne Gretzky Okanagan The Great Red



I couldn’t find this particular wine on their website (weird), but the bottle reads: The Great Red showcases the best of British Colombia by blending Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Mouvedre, and Gamay Noir. The grapes underwent traditional red wine making techniques and were partially aged for 10 months in American and French oak. The result is a smooth blend with flavors of jammy fruit, vanilla and cedar with a hint of floral and a nice even texture.

I usually don’t buy blends like this because it feels to me more like a table wine and I don’t want to pay $$ for something that could be so generic. BUT- this one was good! It tasted both complex and smooth and was nice to enjoy with a snack plate…and on its own about 5 hours later when I finally got around to it. I recommend!

The second wine I purchased was Sterling Vintner’s Collection Pinot Noir



This one is an oldie but a goodie. I love that this wine has somewhat of a sweet finish without being overly sweet. I prefer to drink this wine alone (but let’s be honest, I’m always eating, so it’s inevitably paired with something). I definitely recommend this wine- especially if you want to bring a bottle to a gathering. It’s a people pleaser!

Hope you all have a fantastic Winesday Wednesday and don’t forget to tag me in social media so I can see what you’re drinking!!

Thursday Sharefest

Lots of random things to share with you tonight:

First off. Read this article and then give it a round of applause (or if you are in a public place, mentally golf clap). Honest to God, first thing I did was to go online and check for any wine specials at our local liquor store.

Second, this article gives sound advice at what not to do while working out (Spoiler alert: Donuts and free hugs are mentioned). Sadly, his last pointer is probably something I should do. Regardless if I am working out or not.

Third, I just made these cookies. And ohmygawd are they good. And I feel slightly less guilty for eating them because there is no flour. Did you hear that, mom? No flour. Click on the link for the recipe. If you can’t figure it out, call me and I’ll show you. Honestly, they’re super good. Bring a batch over to Sheila’s. I expect a thank you card in the next 7-10 business days. (I made mine with almond butter, because Costco sells that shizz for 6 bucks a pop. Hells yes)

If you eat too many of those delicious cookies, try this workout. I did it when I was home for Christmas, and I loved it. She explains each move on her site if you have any questions. These are my results from when I did it in December

Hmmm, now that I’ve dug this up, I think I’m going to have to do it again tomorrow to compare results! (This altitude change/baking-a-lot situation might have hindered my ‘scores’. I’ll let you know tomorrow.)


To Sum Up: Don’t be at the gym while you drink wine and eat flourless cookies. And squat a few times after.