Happy Hour: Wine RIOT!
May 3, 2012
Before we begin, allow me to announce a scheduling change. I was going to announce the winner of the Birchbox giveaway today, but my Internet was out last night, and I couldn’t access the random number generator that I usually use to choose winners. So the Birchbox polish winners will be announced tomorrow.
Also, the reason Happy Hour is running today is because I am taking tomorrow off so that I can make some structural improvements to the site. I’m going to be setting up an introductory page for new readers, trying to improve the search function and the archive, and making some changes to the sidebar and header. I think that earns me a day off, right? Alright, let’s talk about Wine RIOT!
I know zero, and I mean zero, about wine. I have just never warmed up to the libation and the snobby, high-faluting attitude of many wine drinkers has done nothing to improve my feelings on the drink. So I sip Champagne and Bourbon and to hell with all of your Malbecs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and the rest. However, this weekend, I will be attending the local Wine RIOT! in the hopes of at least learning enough about wine that I won’t be embarrassed at dinner parties when the host asks which wine I would like. You can only dodge that question so many times.
Wine RIOT! is a wine tasting, but it’s designed to be enjoyable for oenophiles (that just sounds pretentious) and people who know less about wine than they know about quantum mechanics (like yours truly) The event is Saturday from either 1-5 or 7-11, at DAR Constitution Hall and tickets are $50. Who knows, maybe I’ll learn something, or at least, get tipsy trying?
I bought this dress on a lark, because I am easily the least boho person I know. But sometimes, it’s good to step out side your box. Plus, I love the paisley pattern. No, I can’t believe I just typed that either.
I’ll be wearing this to Wine RIOT! for two reasons, 1) I’m unsure whether it will be warm or cold in the Hall and 2) once I belt it and throw a flame-colored cardigan over it, it’s so comfortable that it’s perfect for looking casual but pulled together.
Enjoy your weekend, see your Monday!