We went to Napa a while back with some friends. And over the two and half days we were there, visited 17 wineries. Seventeen. I guess we really wanted to maximize our wine country experience. You can imagine after visiting 17 wineries in that amount of time that, well, we just had a really great time.
Here is a picture of Aaron and me at Prager Winery, which specializes in making port wine. This was about the fifth winery we visited on Day One. I don't actually remember that it was the 5th...I'm just guessing based on the shade of purple on our teeth.
If you are looking for something different to celebrate Valentine's Day with your sweetie, or your friend...or just yourself, how about a bottle of port after dinner with these little port sippers?
Except I wouldn't recommend splitting, or drinking alone, a 750ml bottle of 19% alcohol content wine. I mean, unless that's the kind of night you are going for, wink, wink. Once again, Prager outdid themselves...huge bottles, huge glasses. They don't mess around. The good thing is, port does keep longer than regular wine once its opened.
Maybe you'll want to opt for the smaller bottle of port.
Like this 375ml one from Andretti Winery in Napa. Did you know racecar drivers can make wine? Cute little bottle to go with the cute little port glasses.
And one day we'll be able to share our own port wine. A few years ago Aaron made a pretty delicious ruby port from Frontenac grapes. We liked so much we even served it at our wedding with chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. We got accolades from our guests. At least those that liked it made a point to tell us they loved it. One couple said they enjoyed it so much they went around to all the tables and drank the half empty glasses of other guests once they hit the dance floor. And those that maybe didn't care for it were nice enough not to tell us on our wedding day. We have nice friends like that.
Until our next port wine making excursion, we're going to tackle this Prager tawny port since we just read the label on the bottle and learned that tawny ports do not get better with age and we probably should have drunk it a while ago. Oops.