Wednesday, February 22, 2012

OBA February Meet Up

Last night was one of my very favorite monthly events - the Ohio Blogging Association's monthly meeting. I know it's a guaranteed fun time no matter what is planned. But I knew this month's event was not to be missed for another reason - WINE!


Greg of Wine & Design graciously let all us crazy bloggers take over the store for the night. It was my first time there and it definitely won't be my last! Such a cute shop loaded with wine, awesome decor and comfy couches. I decided that I'm going to do a crawl of Starkweather once the weather is a little nicer and grab a bite at Lucky's, indulge my chocolate obsession at Lilly's and then finish up with some vino at Wine & Design. Sounds like a perfect night to me!
Tammy of Miss WineOH treated us to quite a spread that paired wonderfully with the line up of wine. A special thanks to her very talented friend who made the homemade pepper jelly - dee-lish!




My favorite wine of the night was surprisingly bubbles! Normally real champagne is a little too dry for me but I fell in love with the 2010 Monmousseau Champagne. And at only $14.99 it is now my go-to bottle of bubbles. I controlled myself and only got one bottle...for now!


My second favorite was not-surprisingly a red. It was a 2005 Crianza Camparron and was also a great value at $12.99 a bottle. Tammy has the complete tasting notes if you want to know more.


As always, a ton of fun was had by all! This is the list of everyone who came this month:


Alicia from Poise in Parma

Danyell from @chariturbanista

Holly from Rust Belt Runner

Jen from Why CLE?

Jill from Thrifty Volunteer and friend Rick


Jody from The Days Go On

Julie from Wearing Mascara

Kasey from @KaseyCrabtree

Kimberly from SMITTEN…in cleveland

Lindsay from @LMeggas

Nidhi from NIDHIZZLE

Raizel from OmStone Aromas

Reanna from Big Shot Dot The I

Sara from Finding The Time

Stuart from @sos_jr


And a big thanks to Kristian who surprised us by bringing in Pazcki in honor of Fat Tuesday! 

Next month, we are going to be working at the Cleveland Food Bank Monday, March 12th from 6PM to 8PM. Click here for details.

3 comments:

  1. haha LOVE the French over my pic! Thanks for the mention. It was great seeing you and enjoying another Ohio Blog Assoc. event.

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  2. Sounds like a great event. And I'm glad to see the next meeting will be working at the Food Bank. Another great idea! Thanks for posting! (I love sparkling wine - some of them, I should say. I'll have to check out your recommendation!)

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  3. Such a fun night! As always, great seeing you!

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