Last night Adam and I attended the Vino Voyage – a wining and dining tour on this beauty…
The giant bottle is hilarious. There was no mistaking of what we were about to do. 😆
Hi, Adam! 😀
I spy Tina and Mal
A quick disclaimer: I received two tickets from the event sponsors, Gordon’s Wines and Spirits, in exchange for writing an honest review about the event. Now let’s get to the good stuff!
There were quite a few people on board when we got there. Everyone with a glass at hand and ready to have a good time.
Ooh, someone I know! Hi, Meghan and Eric.
So I got my troops- Adam, Meghan, Eric, Tina and Mal. Now let’s drink!
Everyone enjoyed some brut and apps during the cocktail hour.
It got pretty crowded around the appetizer table. I had to elbow my way in to get some cheese. This girl was hungry. 😀
I shared this plate with Adam – a bit of manchego, smoked gouda, cheddar and a few crackers. I went back for 2 bites of hummus later as well. Yummy. Like I said before, cheese and wine is such a fantastic combo. I can eat this all day long.
And then it was time to go inside. That’s where all the good stuff was – and by good stuff I mean over 250 wines to taste!
How excited does Adam look? It always cracks me up because I think he has a “blog smile” – no matter how he looks, the smile is nearly identical whenever I whip up my camera. Anyways, just take my word for it – he was really excited to be there! 😀
SO many wines to choose from!
I had quite a few of these…
… and actually started cursing the fact that I promised to be the DD. There were just so many wines to be had, I really didn’t want to worry about driving. It’s ok, I slowed down a bit and it worked out (actually Adam ended up driving – we didn’t drink anything for the last hour or so).
A little food helped absorb some wine as well.
The food was not that exciting – just pasta with different sauces and a carving station with roasted prime rib.
Oh yeah… and some rolls.
We went outside to enjoy our meals quietly (I ate most of the tortellini and had maybe 1/2 a bite of the roast beef – this is really not my kind of food. I was craving veggies to be honest).
Don’t kill me Adam! 😳 I think he’s trying to do the “blog smile” 😆
We enjoyed some views of Boston for a few minutes as well.
And then found a few familiar faces again…
… and some jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce (I had 2 and could really have the entire platter. Yum!)
Dessert eventually passed my lips – the raspberry cheesecake (in the back) was pretty awesome. Adam shared the cheesecake brownie with me as well.
A little later dancing commenced on the boat. We did not join in but did a bit of “dancing while standing” … and drinking
At the end of the night, things started to look a lot like this:
Just kidding. Like I said, we didn’t drink much in the last hour – just chatted a bit and stand danced.
And since this was a wine event, let me mention a few favorites. I tasted a lot of reds (my usual go-tos) but surprisingly it’s not the reds that stood out for me. Here are my top 3 of the night, not in any particular order.
- Arrogant Frog Lily Pad White chardonnay viogner – I love the sweetness of viogner grapes – they balanced out the oakiness of the chardonnay nicely.
- Zonin prosecco – I’m usually not a big sparkling wine drinker but I really liked the subtle sweetness of this wine.
- Crios Rose de Malbec – another fruity light wine – perfect for picnics, patio and potlucks (as our wine expert explained) because it’s so versatile.
I guess I was in the light/fruity wine mood after all. All these bottles are in the $10-13 range, which is perfect for everyday drinking, especially in the summer.
We had a really great time at Vino Voyage!! I’m a little bummed that next one on September 23 will be smack in the middle of our vacation to San Francisco. I guess we’ll stop by some wineries while we’re there 😉
Have you ever attended a booze cruise like Vino Voyage? I like that it’s a classy fair but we still got to enjoy unlimited vino.