Girls on Grapes

by Jenny on March 29, 2011

As soon as 5 o’clock rolled around I was out of the office like my pants were on fire!  Maybe a better analogy would be, “I was out of the office like someone told me Ben & Jerry’s was outside with a lifetime supply of unlimited ice cream”.  Now THAT would be fast! ;)

I was in a hurry because I had to get home to meet my friend Jeremy and get our fun roomie night started.

First we headed to Ra Sushi for happy hour.

I agree!

We started off with some edamame to share and I ordered a side of steamed veggies and a sushi roll for my meal.

Steamed Vegetables

I wanted to try something new this time so I went with the Tropical Roll.

“Cucumber, mango and avocado rolled and topped with spinach tempura bits and spicy shrimp mixed with masago and manga salsa.”

 

Tropical Roll

 

So, so, so good!

So good!

 

Definitely happy with my sushi choice.

Up Close

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant on Urbanspoon

After finishing our sushi we headed to a local wine store, Bin 604, for a Girls on Grapes Wine Tasting.

Bin 604

Girls on Grapes is a wine club for (duh!) girls only!  The store holds special wine tasting for members and we also receive discounts on different wines of the month.

Girls on Grapes

This month’s wine selection was Chardonnay.

Tasting Menu

We tasted six different chardonnays from different areas of the world: Italy, France, Chile, and California.  Along with the wine, they serve bread and different cheeses (and sometimes fruits) for pairing with the wines.

Bread Dish

Cheese Tray

It’s fun to learn different things about each make of the wines and to really experiment with flavorings and various cheeses to see which really make the taste of the wine pop.

Tonight’s selections varied in their exposure to oak during fermentation and it was neat to learn about and be able to taste the differences.

Tasting Line up

Chardonnay Cheers

Pouring

Bin 604 offers a wide selections of wines.  I could browse the options for hours!  After the tasting was over, Jeremy and I did just that for a bit.

Wall of Wine

What a fun night!!!

Biggest Loser time, however, I’m struggling to keep my eyes open…may be an earlier night than I planned!

Hope everyone enjoyed their Tuesday!!

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