My little brother is getting married on Saturday. Exciting, exciting.
This means that we’ve got lots of family in town. I haven’t seen some people in years. It’s been great catching up with people.
I started with my brother. We had a lunch date at this really cute, really popular lunch spot called Sweet Basil Pizza. They make pizza and sell it by the slice. They also have a punch card. Buy 10 slices of pizza get one free.
We had a Dude’s Day. We had pizza and beer. I gave him some Bulgarian pottery. We talked. Just the two of us. It was really nice to catch up with him.
After lunch, by brother N. had to do wedding things. So he dropped me off at home and I went wine tasting with my sister C. and my cousin J.
My cousin J. is newly 22 and said that he wanted to go wine tasting because he doesn’t know much about wine. So C. and I took him to a couple of our favorite wineries. We started at Trio. Karen knows her wine and was happy to teach J. a few things about wine and wine tasting without overwhelming him with details. Her Riot was a crowd pleaser and we bought a bottle for dinner.
From Trio we headed down the street to Tero Estates/Flying Trout. Ashley Trout was pouring. We had a great conversation with her and drank some wonderful wines. C. bought a bottle Deep River Red which is one of the Flying Trout labels and one of C.’s long-time favorites.
After this tasting room, we walked down Main Street to Fort Walla Walla Cellars neither C. nor I had been there to taste wine before. It’s a relaxed, friendly tasting room. The wine was excellent–big, bold reds.
The only problem with wine tasting when you live in Bulgaria is that it isn’t easy to get wine home in your suitcase. As such, I more or less try to buy what I’ll drink while I’m visiting and not more.