Favorite Things – 7
Living abroad has a way of rubbing off on a person.
The customs. The lifestyle. The cuisine.
Heck, when I lived in London, I managed to pick myself up a temporary British accent (which now seems super pretentious and highly ridiculous) but at the time I thought I couldn’t help it. I also thought it was super funny. Buuuuuut, it wore off real quick once I got home. Apparently, it was annoying. Haha
Some of the habits I picked up during my year in Belgium still haven’t worn off though. Did you know Belgium has over 1500 original beers? And 54 varieties of cheese? Belgium is known for a few key (food) things.
Cheese. Chocolate. Beer. Waffles.
They’re all still very much a part of my life. Maybe not in that order?
I loved the European lifestyle. Almost as if I had lived there in a past life. The train rides and bikes and buses, the table wine every night at dinner, pommes frites, Nutella. I brought home lots of Nutella, circa 1998. Like, I might have been a Nutella pioneer.
A love for vino also came back to the states with me. Right along with my second language (French). Si tu veux, on peut parler en francais. 🙂
Let’s keep our priorities straight, Stephanie. Back to wine.
Right now, on my rack I have a Meritage (CS, Merlot, Petit Verdot blend), an interesting French wine from the Medoc area, a couple bordeaux with labels that intriqued, and a Malbec from Argentina that I’m sure will pair nicely with some stinky cheese. I like it stinky…like super stinky. So stinky, in fact, that it seems more fitting to call it stanky.
I considered shipping some wine. Thought it over probably longer than I should have…and decided it’s a personal taste thing. Everyone might not love the dry reds that I do.
But…for the wine lovers, a few wine related goodies seemed appropriate. While I was hunting for this prize, I stumbled upon a couple great mixes and thought to myself, “Who doesn’t wanna win a giveaway that requires you to pick up a bottle of Pinot and make a drink?”
That’s just crazy talk.
Peach Bellini and CosmoRita wine mixes, that can also be mixed without alcohol, and a 12″ ceramic wine cork collector are about to find a forever home. You have no idea how close I came to keeping these…
You can check out Blackwell Cottage, where I bought this cool stuff, here. And if you’d like to show some love, I know they’d appreciate it.
And if this giveaway isn’t for you…don’t wine about it. There’s more to come!
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