wine + bacon = good

Sunday, January 11, 2009

last night my dear friends muffin and captain hosted a wine tasting and bacon party with a twist.

everyone brought one bottle of wine priced $15 or under in a brown paper bag so that no one can tell what kind of wine it is. everyone lines up around a table and tastes the wine one at a time rating it either high, moderate or low. the white and the red with the highest rating by the group is winning wine - easy peasy.


part of the fun though is realizing that expensive isn't always best - i sneaked in a $30 bottle of red that didn't score very well at all. the win bottle of white ended up being a $3.99 chardonnay from drug mart. we are classy winos apparently.

on top of the copious amounts of wine that we all consumed there was a food side to the party. muffin chose the glorious pork product of the gods bacon as the secret ingredient and everyone had to bring an appetizer that included bacon. i mean do i really have to describe how good this vegetarians nightmare appetizer spread was? iiiiiiit's bacon!

after all the wine was tasted and bacon was eaten it was time for pure nonsense like stupid human tricks. i learned an interesting little tidbit about my friend drew last night that involves his ear. i think this 10 second you tube video says it all. (yes, i know it is sideways, tilt your head people - work with me)



try to do that with your ear. i'm serious, try - right now. stick your ear IN your ear. not as easy as it looks is it. after this i'm on a personal mission to find all of my friends stupid human tricks and get them on tape. who's next?

all the brown bagged bottles of wine ready for tasting

big pete (who was home visiting from denver) giving her wine the thumbs up

the winning wines with their owners mitch and erin

all the girls getting together for a group shot

our fine hostess muffin and the klutz

the night could pretty much be summed up like this, MOB with forks behind her ears

good times, my friends good times.

38 comments:

  1. $3.99? What was the name of that wine????

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  2. i don't think you could come up with a better combination of things if you tried.

    and seriously, what was the name of the winner?! $3.99 is amazing.

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  3. A party surrounded by bacon food is my idea of heaven. Pure heaven!

    I tried the ear trick. I can't do it, but I am going to practice until I can.

    Sounds like a fun party!

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  4. What a great idea for a wine tasting!!! I had a wine party a while back but it just ended us drinking the wine we brought and not really trying anyone elses. What kind of bacon apps was there!! I'm thinking bacon is definitely a good way to get the guys to attend!

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  5. This is a fantastic idea for a wine tasting! I really, really want to have one of these in the not so distant future. Love i!

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  6. What's up with posting on Sunday! Crazy girl.

    I can roll my tongue. Does that count as a weird body talent?

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  7. this sounds like a great game, i am gonna suggest it to my friends. I ma more of a cheese than bacon fan though, wine and cheese is heaven to me

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  8. LOVE this idea! I bought my BFF a kit for a wine tasting party for christmas and now I'm trying to encourage her to actually plan and have the party! :)

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  9. That's amazing! I think I need to throw a party!

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  10. ALEXA!! If you EVER post another YouTube of an ear trick, I might stop reading!! SIIICCCKKK!!!

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  11. Ok, this totally justifies me never buying a bottle of wine over $9. Great idea for a party.

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  12. fun times! I would love to have a wine party. Mmmmmm. My fave are the local wines, I'm low maintenance. I think the most expensive is $12.

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  13. That wine thing sounds like such a fun idea.

    I was wondering if you had all these nicknames for these folks before you started blogging, or if you created them as a way to talk about the people.

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  14. What a fun idea! I'm goign to have to try this soon...

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  15. From one wino to another -- I absolutely love this wine tasting concept :)

    And all that bacon inspired food sounds pretty much amazing*

    -Kelly

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  16. If I tried to host a wine tasting party all my friends would just make fun of me. Then not come.

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  17. That just looks like all sorts of fun! Mmmmm...wine...bacon...more wine...yummy!

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  18. Ah! Crazy! I totally know K.P! I used to work with her at an events company (M).

    We are two degrees of separation, lol.
    :) Becky

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  19. If I was there, I would've gorged myself on the bacon appetizers. Because I'm allergic to red wine. And I swear I get sympathy headaches when I drink white wine. But, bacon? Nothing's gonna stop this Jew from eating her pork!

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  20. What a fun night! Wine tasting parties are the best.

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  21. OMG. I threw one of these brown bag wine parties for the holidays, but the bacon idea is genius!!

    http://seattle20-something.blogspot.com/2008/12/most-wonderful-party-i-threw-this-year.html

    I love bacon! Next time I'm incorporating bacon fo sho.

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  22. Wine, bacon, good company, and Billy... sounds like a PERFECT night to me!

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  23. I dated bacon for a few months back in the 90's. Those were the days...

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  24. I dont understand why you would cheat by bringing a $30 bottle of wine.

    Unacceptable Alexa.

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  25. ju, chantel and i sat on my kitchen floor (or, i sat on the kitchen floor, they stood because.. i don't know. they think they're better than me) and we discussed, in depth, my inability to fold my ear in half. if drew had been there, he would have been beaming in his superiority.

    as always, awesome.com

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  26. Your parties always look like SO much fun!

    Is it bad I started to drool looking at the wine bottles?

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  27. OMG BACON IN ALL APPS. brilliant. i am so stealing this idea. mmmmmmbacon.

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  28. Lex - love your hilarious laugh at the end of the youtube - I miss that laugh - maybe I'll hear it soon! :)

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  29. This sounds wonderful. I've heard of a bacon wine party before, but I didn't realize they were so populare. Thanks for the tips!

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  30. Love, love, LOVE this idea. Next time you need my bacon ice cream. P.S. I love that all of your friends have bizarre nicknames. I want that for my friends.

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  31. Dude this is a genius party idea! I love the bacon aspect. Who doesn't love bacon?

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  32. My God, this sounds fun!

    What a great idea. :)

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  33. i followed this bacon party pretty thoroughly on twitter and loved every minute of it. also, why are you and your friends so damn pretty???

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  34. I would have brought a bottle of Night Train, which would have come in lower than last place. I also would never have been invited back as a result, which would have been sad, because I love both booze and bacon.

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  35. Looks like a fun party! Wine & bacon--love it! You just needed to add chocolate to the mix for complete perfection.

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  36. Awesome party idea...

    I tried a cupcakes and wine party, but a wine and bacon party sounds even better!

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