Salutations! The last few months have been a whirlwind of activity between completing my MBA, getting married, and traveling to Costa Rica. And now I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving. Crazy! I’ll be updating on food and wine for the holiday season soon. Below are a few of the fun experiences from the last few months:
I was fortune enough to work with Chateau des Vaults as my last project in the MBA program. I traveled to Angers, France, and toured the vineyards at Domaine du Closel. The estate has been making wine for almost 500 years! Madame de Pontbriand’s grapes are hand-picked and the wine is bottled on the estate. Great care is taken to maintain the highest quality product. Recently, I found out that a local wine bar in Austin, Vino Vino, was carrying Chateau des Vaults Chenin Blanc. My former classmates and I were very happy to stop by enjoy it!
My husband and I were fortunate enough to have our wedding at Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood, Tx, back in October. It was a crazy few days, but everything at the winery was perfect. We had the best time! I don’t have enough great things to say about everyone there and wine is fantastic!
Big Reds and Bubbles-Driskill Hotel
The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas hosted a wine event at the Driskill featuring big red wines and champagne. Below is a list of my favorite wines:
2009 Vineyard 29 Cru
2009 Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec
2010 Chappellet Cervantes Mountain Cuvee
2008 Concha y Toro Don Melchor
2008 Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon