June 28th, 2013
Malibu Wines, Malibu CA
A couple of weeks ago, one of my oldest and closest friends came to visit me from Boston. Not only was it her first time in Los Angeles, but it was also her first time in California! (No pressure right?) The whole trip was an absolute blast, I must say, but I think the both of us agreed that our Wednesday spent at Malibu Wines was probably the highlight.
Now, I've been to several wineries up near Santa Barbara but I have actually never been to this quaint, much closer vineyard. In fact, I'm shocked I didn't know about it. One of the many perks of living in California are the gorgeous wineries, and I was quick to pick up wine-tasting as a hobby... a hobby I was eager to share with my east coast pal. I'm pretty sure she's hooked now too! (this is my way of bribing my friends into visiting me more;)
There is just something about sipping wine during the day in a beautiful vineyard, while eating a wall of cheese, and listening bartenders throw around silly descriptor names like "chocolatey, biscuity, and clean", that just screams AMAZING! Don't you agree? I personally love pretending to know what I'm talking about by throwing out this one phrase over and over: "Oh it has a great finish!" I think I heard someone say that the first time I went to a tasting and it's been my go-to ever since.
The thing about wine tasting is that although you are drinking alcohol all afternoon, it still appears to be quite classy. With that in mind, you want to dress accordingly. I wore this Forever21 dress that gives off that extra little air of sophistication (the kind I need in order to pull off my wine-tastng lingo with conviction) and paired it with some basic sandals (walking threw dirt in heals after a few glasses of wine is a challenge I decline, sir!) I hope this outfit inspires new hobbies, sophistication, and a tall glass of wine this lovely July evening!
Oh yea, and then I became a member. Oops! Looks like I will be going back again soon.