whoa, where has the time gone?

wow, i can’t believe we are already into the month of february this year! i don’t know about all of you, but the start of this year has totally escaped me and i definitely have not been staying on top of writing. definitely a goal of mine to get back into a more consistent pattern of posting. is it a thing to set a new years resolution a month after the new year?! well regardless, i am definitely going to set this goal.

while it’s been extremely chaotic between work schedules, total brain exhaustion and wedding planning – i could not have asked for a better start to the year. first, it’s running season! it has been incredible to get back into the swing of things and see some of my favorite running friends at each and every race. and no rest for the weary – i have a race tomorrow and then a 15k in the coming weeks. talk about go-go-go! and while i love being busy, i definitely value taking a step back and enjoying an evening with a glass of wine. shocker, i know – wine, me?!

thankfully, we’ve built up quite a collection of wine over the past couple months – thanks to the fabulous wine club, the grand tour by verve wine. seriously, i know i’ve said this before, but this wine club was by far the best investment we have made in wine! the quality of wines are top notch, and we are trying so many wines from across the world that we may not have had access to otherwise! so what have we tried recently?

recently, we opened a delicious cabernet sauvignon by hunt & harvest which we paired with a perfectly cooked t-bone reverse seared steak and red potatoes. it was like a match made in heaven! now this wine was from our special holiday edition shipment and wow?! completely delicious. it is described as “concentrated and intense, with notes of ripe cherries, blueberries, and blackcurrants, noted with sweet baking spice and black tea undertones.” definitely a great full-bodied wine.

another wine we have recently opened (from our january shipment) was the domaine chiroulet ‘let terres blanches’ côtes de gascogne. this wine was incredibly crisp, comprised of 50% gros manseng, 40% sauvignon blanc and 10% ugni blanc. what i found most fascinating is the fact that “domaine chiroulet farms 45 hectares of vines, ranging in ago from 10-40 years old, across the rolling, southwest facing hills of the côtes de gascogne – which are often referred to as the tuscany of southwest france.” no surprise that i’d love this wine, especially with the comparison to tuscany! and the citrus element of this wine truly made it delightfully crisp and easy to drink. definitely one of my recent favorites from our shipments!

interested in learning more about the grand tour? visit grandtourwine.com and click here for a referral code to receive a discount off your first order from the grand tour wine club!

until next time

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