Why avo-toast with your morning coffee when you can pesto toast with your evening wine? I'm just saying... Seriously though, now that Halloween is officially behind us we're on to my favorite holiday months - bring on the sweater weather, good food, and of course, the good wine. I feel like a giddy kid every year when November rolls around and I can start holiday decorating, looking forward to holiday meals with friends and family, and having a reason to cozy up and relax with my unnecessarily large collection of soft fluffy blankets and equally unnecessarily large collection of wine. Neither of which I'm apologizing for because they all felt like necessary purchases, and well you can never have enough of something you truly love, am I right?
Oh and another way I can justify all my wine purchases? A good sale. A sale always justifies a purchase...right? Just kidding, but it certainly makes me feel a lot better about it! I stocked up on 15 new bottles to try at Grocery Outlet this week for under $100. Every bottle was rated 3.5 stars or higher with an average ticket much higher than I paid when I searched them on my Vivino app! (To follow me and see all my steals and reviews hover over social, and click WINE (VIVINO) in the main menu bar of my site)! I was so impressed with the deals I was able to snag and equally impressed with the couple bottles I've opened thus far. See that Pra Vinera Chardonnay down there? $5.99 regular, $4.80 on sale y'all!!!!
I chose to kick off my wine tasting & holiday season by opening up a bottle of Chardonnay - I loved the Pra Vinera I paired with my meal. It was the perfect mix of oak, butter, and fruit flavors. It tasted fantastic with my new fav. easy dinner to get me through the hectic holiday season... fancy toast, haha! I mean if fancy avo toast is such a thing for breakfast, I can surely make fancy wine pairing toast a thing for dinner, right?!
Grocery Outlet wine dept, I don't want to openly admit how many I scanned and browsed through before putting my cart together, ha!