Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wino Wednesday #1 (& #RedBalloonsForRyan)

Today I am so excited I could burst for the first Wino Wednesday link-up with Amanda from Kids & Cabernet Each week join in and link-up with your new (or old) favorite wine and maybe what you would pair it with! Simple right? Right! Thanks Amanda for starting a link-up that is clearrrrrly right up my alley! (hehe) 







Also, I read about a tragedy today that really touched me and I want you all to be aware as well. Jacqui over at Baby Boy Bakery lost her 3.5 year old son in a terrible accident on Friday. The online/blogging community is coming together to show their support and send prayers her way with the hashtag #RedBalloonsForRyan. you can read more about it and see his adorable picture here http://www.livinginyellow.com/2014/05/redballoonsforryan.html (and also find other ways of helping the family out by donating, etc.)

I don't even have kids yet but give yours extra hugs and kisses. I think of my niece and nephews and breakdown. Be thankful for your family and never take anything for granted. Please send your prayers to Jacqui and her family. Thank ya'll! I am not trying to be lighthearted by switching themes in this post but I am sending so many prayers to this family that is hard not to add them into my Wednesday post.

#RedBalloonsForRyan
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Ok so here it goes:  I haven't really been out shopping since our kitchen was just finished (which you can see in yesterday's post!) but I was gifted a really good bottle of wine last week by my co-workers so I thought it would be perfect for the first review! It was delicious and since it was a gift I am not sure of the price- however, when searching online it comes out to be under $20 most of the time!

"An approachable blend with aromas of rich, dark fruit and baking spices on the nose yielding to fresh plum, blackberry, violet, dried fig, vanilla bean and Chinese five-spice. The wine is juicy with plum and blackberry flavors, prominently layered with smoky and sappy maple oak, roasted almonds and hazelnuts. Our Josh Cellars Cabernet finishes long with fine, firm tannins."
 you can check out their other wines here: http://www.joshcellars.com/

I believe a good cab goes with anything so drink up and enjoy! (maybe next week I'll actually switch to a white wine!) But in the meantime, stay thirsty my friends! 

 


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23 comments:

  1. I've seen this wine and have always wanted to try it! I may just need to now :) thanks for linking up!! Xoxoxo

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  2. Wine always seems to taste better when it's gifted aka free :) Haha

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  3. And btw, my heart breaks for Ryan's family... I couldn't even imagine their pain :(

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  4. My heart hurts for Ryan's family :'( Thank you for sharing...I'll be lifting that precious family up in prayer <3

    What a delicious gift! After seeing the gif of Olivia Pope I'm now craving wine and popcorn ....at 9:27am. Not great timing for that ;) Ha!

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  5. I just heard about the tragedy this morning - what a terrible loss for that family and I can't even begin to fathom what they are going through...heart breaks for them!!

    I so wish I liked red wine..I'm such a white wine fan!! But I'll pass along the rec to Gary who loves red's!

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  6. I just heard about this tragedy, so sad. I can't even imagine.

    Love the wine choice!

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  7. The story of Ryan is so heartbreaking! #redballoonsforRyan

    On a happier note -- my favorite thing about this is the Olivia Pope wine-drinking gif. PERFECT.
    xo

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  8. I was bawling my eyes out last night over that family and their loss. So heart breaking. On a happier note, I love Josh wine! My hubby's name is Josh which is why I first got it, but it is consistently good!

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  9. Wow, I can't even imagine what Jacqui is going through right now. My heart goes out to their family.

    On a happier note, that wine sounds amazing!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  10. I never go for red wine, but when I do, I love a good cab! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Oh Olivia and her wine addiction! :) But she always has the coolest wine glasses!

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  12. Im not a huge red wine fan, i'll have to try that one! Maybe one day very far away when the baby is not still breastfeeding lol..... I miss my wine:(
    Mariel Collins
    Living For His Glory
    livingforhisglory2@gmail.com

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  13. I don't drink, however I have to comment due to your post about the little sweet boy that was lost from this world way too soon. It broke my heart into thousands of pieces when I found out about his sweet life ending. I can't even imagine it. I'm not a momma, either, but the thought of losing a future child whom I don't even have yet scares the crud out of me and makes me not want to have children, however I'm dreaming of the day I become a mom. Thank you for sharing that beautiful story and encouraging others to donate and check out the story.

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  14. that wine looks interesting, i think my hubby would like it! im not a huge wine drinker.

    that poor family, it just breaks my heart. not a mother, but i cant even imagine. sending my thoughts their way.

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  15. You know I'm just now easing into the red wines but that sounds so good!! And oh how my heart hurts for their family. I pray I never know that kind of pain. Sending them so much love & countless prays!

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  16. Josh is one of our FAVORITE wines! Glad you like it!! Prayers to Jacqui and her family - I can't even imagine! xo

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  17. I had that brand in a hotel gift basket....it was pretty good!!

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  18. What a sad sad thing to have happened.... Makes you appreciate everyday and every glass of good wine. Xoxo

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  19. I read about the tragedy earlier in the week and it's just heartbreaking, a reminder of just how precious life is. On the other hand, this is a genius link-up, right up my alley, I may have to join in next week. : )

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  20. I love reds, so I'll definitely give this one a try. Love the Olivia Pope wine drinking gif!

    -Heather
    I do what I want.

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  21. I want to say I've had this before, but it's been a while. Thanks for the reminder I need more cab in my life ;)

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  22. I've had Josh Cab before it was very good! I hadn't heard about this story till now but I'm heading over to Living in Yellow to read it now. Sounds so sad! :(

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