Wine You Drink When…It’s going to be a long week.

It’s been a tough couple of weeks at work and this is the first five-day week in a while, so I’m trying to figure out the best way to get through it. Wine! Duh! Tonight I opened a beautiful Cabernet Merlot that was one of my best purchases this summer. Hester Creek is one of my favourite BC wineries for a variety of reasons! First of all, it’s absolutely gorgeous! There are flowers and several patio spaces that overlook the beautiful green lawn and the mountains. The staff are always so friendly and make wine tasting fun. Arguably the most important reason is of course that they have absolutely delicious wine!

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This wine is a satisfying “big red” while still smooth and easy to drink. Tonight, I paired it with a DIY charcuterie plate, and also dark chocolate, while I watched some gloriously out-of-date HBO. In addition to prosciutto, olives, and applewood smoked cheddar, this Cab Merlot was a perfect companion to season one of Game of Thrones. I know, I know, I’m sooooo late to that party. But, even I can only hold out so long resisting Jon Snow’s gorgeous locks and Cersei’s crazy reign of terror.

I plan on getting through each of the evenings this week with a carefully regimented schedule of all the things I enjoy. I’m keeping the bottle in the fridge to ensure its longevity. It needs to accompany my stress colouring book, my Jenny Lawson novel, and re-runs of New Girl. I have nothing but faith that it’s up to the task!

May all of our Fridays come swiftly! Happy sipping, winos!

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