Happy 2018, friends!
It was a whirlwind of a holiday season, hence my blogging absence the last month. With amazing travels and family milestones under my belt, I'm excited to jump back into the swing of things and create an ebb and flow for the new year.
I love New Years because it is a fresh start, a reset button. With Brews, Bites and Bottles this year, I'm excited to take this opportunity to grow and try out new techniques and skills to express my love for some of my favorite things.
Speaking of my favorites, I received a gift for Christmas that I want to share. Living in the Midwest, there's a certain variety of smaller scale vineyards we get the opportunity to try. So, I'm always excited when I get to try local wines from other regions of the country.
This wine comes from the state of Washington in the Walla Walla Valley. I can't get over how fun that name is. This Syrah is accredited to Amavi Cellars, a vineyard that is 100% sustainable and is "committed to making a positive impact both within our estate vineyards and within our community."
This 2014 variety has a really nice medium rich body with notes of blueberry, blackberry, and a plum aroma. It had a great balance and it's one that I wish I had easier access to.
The evening we enjoyed this wine, we made vegan tacos with beans, rice, peppers, corn, spinach and salsa. I'm out to prove this year that eating vegan doesn't mean salads everyday and boring meals.
What are you looking forward to in this upcoming year?