Image courtesy [yellow tail]
So I had a [yellow tail] wine extravaganza and I enlisted the help of you, my readers, to email me and leave me comments with suggestions on how exactly to carry out the whole thing. And this past Saturday it all went off without a hitch. And so, this is the first post in a multi part blogging event on the wonderfulness that is [yellow tail].
I was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by [yellow tail]. I had enjoyed their Riesling a few weeks ago and blogged about it, and as sometimes happens the company took notice. Usually I just get a thanks for the shout out, but [yellow tail] informed me that their red wines were all vegan.
Really?!? My interest was piqued.
And so they offered me some samples. I was soooo excited. So was my sister. Her first response was, "Ew! Why isn't all wine vegan?!?" I know, it's gross to think about. According to [yellow tail] the white wines use gelatin to fine them. A small amount, but it's still there. Insert the chill bumps. My omnivorous sister agreed.
And so I jumped at the chance to sample the vegan red wines. I have quite a few things to post about vegan wines/wines in general in the future, and I figured this would be a good way to get going on that.
So imagine my surprise when I came home to this:
So excited. I'm always thankful for free samples from companies, ways to expand my foodie repertoire while on a tight budget, and this is by far the best experience yet. This is the first time as a foodie I have really had the resources to draw in outside people and my passion into more of a reality. Act on my foodiness if you will.
(Also please note I am a fabulous interior decorator and hand picked the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" futon cover myself.)
So yes, I was beyond giddy. If my boyfriend didn't live far away and I wasn't always trying to find ways to get to him (i.e. asking for plane tickets for all my presents), and if I had thought of something as great as this earlier, asking for supplies to host my first wine gathering would have been the ultimate Christmas/Birthday/I'm a wonderful child present. (Hey Mom!)
So now we all know where I'm coming from. And my adventures into the world of become a legitimate oenophile and foodie are taking great form.
In the days to follow I will describe to you how our wine tasting was set up, the results, the food, and reveal the three vegan red wines I still have yet to sample and that will get their own spotlights whenever I can drink them with the boyfriend.