Happy Hour Friday: Apothic Red

It is hard to believe that we are leaving Charlottesville in just about two weeks. Time has truly flown by. I feel like it was only a few months ago that we were moving into our current apartment and now I am furiously wrapping my dishes and glassware for our next move. With work now beginning to wind down, I had a goodbye lunch with some colleagues last week and we went to a wonderful French restaurant in town called Petit Pois. I had the most delicious seared hanger steak that was cooked to perfection with shallots and herb butter. To top it all off, my steak came with the most delicious french fries and I gobbled up every last bite (I'm sorry I don't have a picture of this for you)!

So what does my phenomenal steak have to do with apothic red wine? Well, nothing directly but I wanted to share my tasty lunch with you before I talked about the vino. As a little going away gift I was given a bottle of Apothic Red and let me tell you that this California wine is so tasty! According to apothic.com, It is " a captivating blend of three distinct grapes, with the dark fruit flavors of Syrah, brambly spice of Zinfandel, and a smooth elegance of Merlot. Apothic Red reveals intense fruit aromas and flavors of rhubarb and black cherry that are complemented by hints of mocha, chocolate, brown spice and vanilla. The plush, velvety mouthfeel and smooth finish round out this intriguing, full-bodied red blend." At under twenty dollars a bottle this wine is not to be missed! You can purchase this wine at most major grocery stores in any city.

I am off to Curacao this weekend to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday! I hope that everyone has a great memorial day weekend. If you need any ideas for your memorial day cookout check out the meal ideas in the leftover section of the blog!

I will hopefully be sitting here in a matter of a few hours!

Photo from worldcitypics.com

Enjoy Your Happy Hour and your long weekend!


Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Ooh you are so lucky! Happy birthday to your dad and have a safe trip and a wonderful time!

Saranya said...

Have a nice trip and Enjoy :)

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

Wow! I'd love to be sitting there too. Happy Birthday to your dad! Good luck with the move.