Guest Post: Ali from His Birdie’s Nest

Guest Post: Ali from His Birdie’s Nest

Today, I’m excited to introduce Ali from His Birdie’s Nest! One of the things I love about her blog is that she does a post every Friday listing 5 reasons why she loves her husband. It’s so sweet and so fun to read! Today, she has a post to share about something else she does on Fridays–crack open a bottle of wine!

Every Friday at my house we have what we like to call “Wine Fridays”. Hubs and I get a bottle of wine, sit on the couch, listen to music, and talk about our week etc. Sometimes it’s just a bottle of Two Buck Chuck and sometimes, it’s something a little nicer.

2buckchuck

Recently my go to wines have been from Cupcake Vineyards. I discovered them at a little liquor store near my house, on our way to a friend’s place for Memorial Day. At first I was embarrassed to buy a bottle of wine with a cupcake on it, thinking surely it was marketed toward women and a crappy bottle of wine. It may be marketed toward women, but it is a great bottle of wine and now one of my favorites! Their red wine, named Red Velvet, is also delicious!

cupcakewine
Which got me thinking about what other wine lovers’ go to wines were? I went to Twitter and here’s what I found out…
NoviceChef petitechablis Fixed
three MrsSnoCone
redwhite

Wine Image Sources: Charles Shaw, Red Diamond, Valreas, Guigal, Nobilo, Red Truck, Ménage a Trois, La Crema, Bogle, Green Fin, Apothic Red, Pancake

A couple of these I’ve tried, but a lot of them I haven’t. I can’t wait to try them on our next Wine Friday! What is YOUR go to wine?

  • I love this post – now I have a ton of new wines I want to try out! I LOVE La Crema, and I actually first got hooked on it when I was up in Philly for Mike and Mandy’s wedding! 🙂

    [Reply]

    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest Reply:

    Thank you, Amanda 🙂 I’m craving La Crema now too. I might have to get some for this weekend.

    [Reply]

  • Ok I am a dork but the picture of Green Fin at Trader Joes almost made me cry!! I miss Trader Joes so much I wish someone could put it in a box and ship it to me!!

    [Reply]

    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest Reply:

    Send me your address, I will totally send you a TJ’s care package!

    [Reply]

    Hemborgwife Reply:

    I will send awesome Swedish chocolate and candy in return!!

    [Reply]

  • oh man, 2 buck chuck brings back some memories.  and the story behind it makes me laugh.  good times!

    [Reply]

  • Brandi

    I love Cupcake’s Sauvignon Blanc! Provenance up in Napa has a good one too

    [Reply]

  • Mmmm, wine! I tend to go through phases with the wine I like, but my current favorite cheap wine is Sutter Home’s Moscato.

    [Reply]

  • I’ve never tried Bogle’s Chardonnay, but their Old Vine Zinfandel is pretty good for a $10 bottle. My go-to used to be Columbia Crest’s Cabernet, but now that we have gone crazy and joined a bajillion wine clubs, the “go-to” is whichever is at the top of the wine fridge 🙂

    [Reply]

  •  My absolute favorite wine in the world is Castello del Poggio Moscato, which I discovered at Olive Garden of all places. I’m not huge on red wine, but I found Beso de Vino to be tolerable and not too strong when I tried it a few weeks ago.

    [Reply]

  • What a fun post!!! I don’t know if I have a “go-to” wine per se…because it is always changing when we discover new wines at Total Wine! If I had to tell you right now, La Playa Sauvignon Blanc from Chile (2010) is one I’m totally into at the moment; it’s crisp and bright, a really nice white…and at $7.99 a bottle it is so easy on the pocketbook!

    [Reply]

  • Ooh, I could go for a big glass of ANY of these right now!  🙂   Yum!

    [Reply]

Comments are closed.