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I was wined and dined by Mirassou Wines!

Posted by on October 15, 2012

Mirassou Wines is one of the sponsors at Bloggy Boot Camp put on by the SITS Girls, and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I received an email asking if I’d be interested in joining in on a private dinner.

You have to understand something, this was a DREAM come true for me.  My love of wine truly began when I moved out to California.  Not too many people in my family drank it, so I never crossed over, but I discovered the wine in the grocery store (back in MN, we can’t sell it!) And I began to take bottles home with me.

It also helped having some fun winos who happened to be bloggers running group night wine chats in which I fully begin to explore my love of wine.  See how we were wined and dined that evening.

I am a sweet white wine girl.  I love my moscatos, my reislings, and my sparkling wines, but over the past few months I have noticed my palette can handle the majority of wine, and I have an appreciation for them all.  My palette still hasn’t fully reached the Merlot level.

We were picked up from our hotel room at the South Point then taken over to Mandalay Bay up to the Foundation Room. As soon as we got into the room, David Mirassou met up with us and offered us a glass of wine.  Our evening started out with my very own fave: Moscato.  You know it’s going to be a good night when the first thing served is my favorite glass of wine.  Just a few weeks prior did I discover that Mirassou had their very own Moscato.

Where this was our pretty incredible view.  We all took turns getting a picture taken with the skyline behind us, and of course, a few of us, had our glass of wine with us.

After taking a peek at the view we were brought into our room where David began telling us the story of how his family came to California.

And lo and behold, our first course soon arrived shortly after:

They truly tried to pair a course with the wine they were serving at the time.  The pairings complemented the wines quite well.

Our waiters were also very lovely as they brought in the courses, taking our plates away, and of course, pouring our wine throughout the evening:

As we enjoyed our meal, David Mirassou would tell us his stories whether about his family, his children and the grape stomp they just partook in, or about each variety of wine we were going to have next.

Each flavor and variety of wine was really well thought out, nothing was truly over the top, and I could appreciate a little something out of each one.

That being said, I was even enjoying the varieties of red wine that were showcased: Pinot Noir, Caberet Sauvignon, and the Merlot.  My palette for wine is changing, and I’m finding I have a soft spot for Caberet Sauvignon.  The Mirassou variety is no exception.

We got to try out every variety that evening from Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonney, Pinot Noir, Caberet Sauvignon and Merlot.  I could find myself drinking them all except the merlot because my palette isn’t to that level yet.

But I have a feeling I’ll always go back to my favorite: Moscato.  (I did pick up two bottles today!)

We even had our very own magician show up to entertain us.  You can find him at sethgrabel.com.  He pulled limes, pears, and even doves throughout the night, and even made a 20 dollar disappear and reappear in front of our eyes.

And of course, we just had to get a picture with him.

But our night couldn’t be complete without a group shot:

We also walked home with a wonderful bag of gifts including a Mirassou T-Shirt, A USB Drive, A Signed Bottle, and an at home tasting kit which I will totally be utilizing with the next virtual tasting the Mirassou’s host.

Thank you for a fun evening Liz, David, and my fellow SITS Girls.

Disclosure: I was invited out to dinner hosted by Mirassou Wines.  This is my recap and all opinions are my own.  I love wine, so I’d happily do this again and again.

 

9 Responses to I was wined and dined by Mirassou Wines!

  1. Raquel

    Looks like an awesome night and what a pretty place! What a great opportunity to meet the owner. Let me know if need any help finishing that bottle ;)

  2. Jen [Tiny Oranges]

    It was so great connecting with you at the Mirassou dinner! Love the photos! What a great night filled with good food, good company & phenomenal wine. The Pinot Noir is my new favorite!

    • Jamie

      The flavors of the Pinot Noir were great, and it blended perfectly with the food it was paired with… the slider..

  3. Audrey Allure

    What an incredible view — sounds like a fun time!

  4. Holly (Woman Tribune)

    We can’t buy wine (or any other alcoholic beverages) at our grocery stores in Pennsylvania, either. When my fiance goes to Ohio on business I usually travel with him and keep him company when he isn’t working for the three days he drives out there for, and we always go to the grocery stores and convenient stores and look at the alcohol-lined shelves in just complete disbelief.

    It looks like you had a blast at the Mirassou Wines private dinner, and it is SO COOL that you got to attend and have that experience. Love your photos here, and you look psyched to be there!

  5. Wendy

    Looks like a wonderful time! It was a joy to meet David the next night and I too, fell in love with Moscato!

    • Jamie

      It was something I’ll never forget, that’s for sure. The wine is really good, and I am so impressed with. I really could find myself drinking all of them minus the merlot ;) LOL..

      but moscato, that is my back pocket wine, meaning, I’ll always bring it out no matter the occasion ;)

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