Saturday my sister, Lisa and I attended a Spanish & Portuguese wine tasting event at Vine and Barrel. If you remember my recent post about my Portuguese heritage, you know that my family is Portuguese and I try to attend anything Portuguese, if I can.
Vine and Barrel is owned by a Petaluma native, Jason Jenkins, whom I went to high school with way back when. The wine shop is located in historic downtown Petaluma in a building that was once a speakeasy and served as both a brothel and card room at one time. As you walk into the wine shop, you could almost feel what it was like way back then. In the front door, you walk into a long, narrow room with high ceilings. Wine bottles line the dark red and warm tone tan painted walls. A chandelier hangs from above in the center of the room, giving it a cozy glow.
Lisa trying out some Portuguese wine.
The tapas that were served were Delicious! My favorite, of course, were the bacon wrapped dates. Almost like my Portuguese Roll ups but these had an walnut stuffed inside and a tangy sauce (possibly BBQ sauce) over the top. SO GOOD! I think I ate four or five of them!
I've been eating WAY too much bacon lately.
I think I may have a problem.
The tapas were plentiful and all included with the $30 per person cost of the event.
There were a number of wines to taste from the Spanish and Portuguese regions. I really enjoyed tasting the different varietals. They're so different from the California wines I'm used to. This is what makes visiting a wine shop, such as Vine and Barrel so different than wine tasting at wineries......you can taste wines from around the world, all under one roof.
They have over a 600 bottle selection available. Something can be found for every budget.

Back for one more snack, before it was time to leave. I can't say no to cheese either.
If you ever get the chance to attend one of these events, do it, you will not be disappointed!

Views: 3

Comment

You need to be a member of Mom Bloggers Club to add comments!

Join Mom Bloggers Club

OUR TOP MEMBERS. PARTICIPATE TO TREND

1. Trishawna Robinson

Scarborough, Canada

2. Steph

Manchester, United Kingdom

3. Lauren Markman

Concord, NC, United States

ADVERTISEMENT

Advertisement

MBC CUTIES

Our current cutie was uploaded by Alea FrankwickUpload a photo of your cutie. They may be featured here. See all of the cuties.

Our Latest Food, Travel & Lifestyle Posts

Five Ways The EazyHoldUniversal Cuff Helps Kids with Special Needs Deal With Daily Living Activities

Most parents find that training their non-disabled children for life's activities is challenging enough. However, parents of physically challenged children have to be especially creative to make sure that their young people learn the daily life skills that they need to be self-sufficient. Occupational…

Building Boundaries – Building a "Swimming Pool"

As mentioned, positive parental authority is built on values such as: personal example, good communication, seeing the goals of others, seeing others, tolerance and mutual respect, each according to his own set of values. Values are part of a framework of defined and given boundaries. In order for you to…

Advertisement

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE

© 2016   Created by Mom Bloggers Club.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service