When randomly scrolling Facebook one day or any day for that matter, all types of events populate on your timeline if a friend says they are going to an event or shows interest. Even if you like an event, more will populate for you to consider. Well, about two weeks ago, I saw a nearby event called Women and Wine and it was being hosted at a local eatery by the name of Market Table. This immediately sparked my interest because well, I am a woman and I love wine. I’m like the Olivia Pope of wine or so I think. LOL! At one point in my life, one of my goals was to be a sophisticated wine connoisseur; however, that is still a work in progress. Anyway, back to the story, so I saw the event and I purchased a ticket for $10. Now, one thing you will learn about me is that I am very independent in the sense that if I want to do something I am going to do it whether or not I have anyone to do it with me. I feel like in order to live a life worth writing about, I can’t sit around and wait for other people to tag along.
On December 13, 2017, I attended the Women and Wine Event at Market Table. Upon walking in, there was a guy standing at a table full of presumably delicious wines. A list of wines was provided that we would be tasting. Check-in was simple. All I had to do was provide my name and then just pick up a glass and start the tasting. We went from sweeter to drier in a sequence of light whites to robust reds. Everyone moved through the tasting at their own pace, which was nice.
The perks of this event were hands down the delectable hors-d’oeuvres. This was no mere cheese and cracker tray. There were hand selected meats and cultured cheeses. There were also these pimento cheese and bacon bites as well as another tasty savory treat with some type of pepper jelly. These complemented the wines very well. The wine distributor was very pleasant and provided a wealth of knowledge on each wine. The biggest perk of the night was receiving 20% off of any wine purchases made. I found three out of the six to add to my collection, but only purchased two. One red and one white. The white wine is the Lageder Pinot Grigio. It has a yellow shimmer with flowery and spicy notes and pairs well with shellfish, poultry, white meat, and mushrooms. The red I purchased is the Gerberas Garnacha. This red has intense purple reflections with an aroma of riper red fruit coupled with some floral notes and white pepper spices. Reds typically pair well with your pasta dishes and red meats.
As far as the atmosphere was concerned, I was immediately put in the mind of a bistro; however, it was a very informal ambiance and not one that really promoted mixing and mingling like I had hoped. I’m a social butterfly, so I like to meet new people in new places when I can. However, I did manage to meet one other lady who was there alone and we were able to strike up a conversation. More of her friends trickled in and joined us, so it turned out to be a delightful and conversational experience after it was all said and done.
All in all, I’d give it a 4 out 5. I will definitely attend in the future since they plan to continue it in the New Year, in search of divine wine finds.
Until next time…