¡Feliz Viernes! Today is a sort of half day in my world. . . 2:00 closing means everyone checks out at about. . . 11? Just kidding, there is lots to do before the long weekend, but I could not be more ready!
Last night, Michelle from Fun and Fearless in Beantown and I hosted a little blogger wine, cheese, and cupcake event at the Boston Wine Exchange, a store I may have visited a few times before. (Love it.)
First, the wine.
John Avery walked us through a tasting of 8 or 9 wines, and he had a ton of great information about each one. We started out quiet, but we ended up a chatty group after a few tastes!
There were some summery whites like the Enanzo Chardonnay which had a slight oaky flavor to it. Despite this I really liked it; the oak was subtle enough to make it a very drinkable Chardonnay, and you know how I feel about this topic.
Eamon and John chose lots of great wines for us, but I most enjoyed the Foris Pinot Noir, the Enanzo Tempranillo, the Bell Claret, and of course the Trentadue Chocolate Amore Port which I first tasted last summer with my culinary goddess good friend Jill. I bought a few wines after the event, and I will review them individually as I open them which likely won’t take too long
And what is wine without cheese? Rachel, who works for the PR agency that represents Cabot, brought by LOTS of Cabot cheese for us to try, along with fun gift bags that contained more cheese and a wine opener. I think all of us bloggers were familiar with Cabot, with its delicious variety of high quality cheeses in some awesome flavors like Hot Cheddar.
Nothing wrong with a wine and Cabot cheese dinner. Nothing at all.
Once we had tasted through all of the wines that John Avery was pouring, we made our way back to the wine machine area for some Mix Bakery cupcakes and more Cabot cheese.
I found another new favorite wine in the 90 + Shiraz Viognier.
And new favorite cupcakes in Mix Bakery’s selection: chocolate with peanut butter buttercream, Mounds, with coconut cream filling, double chocolate brownies, and perhaps the best and most amazing dessert I have had ever, the rhubarb cupcakes with a vanilla bean cream on top.
Mix Bakery currently provides cupcake DELIVERY and will hopefully grace Boston with a store very soon. I want to call Kelly right now for some more of those rhubarb cupcakes! If you have a special event coming up or have just been looking for a perfect cupcake in Boston, Mix Bakery is your place. I think they passed the “moist” test of all of us bloggers
Thank you SO much to Eamon from The Boston Wine Exchange, John Avery, Kelly from Mix Bakery, and Rachel for representing Cabot. We all had a lot of fun, and we will hopefully get together again soon.
You should join us
What’s on tap for the weekend? I have some island visiting, wine drinking, sun worshipping, dog walking, and sleeping to do! Have an awesome FRIDAY!!!