I started this blog back in March, upon my coworker’s suggestion. I love food, and I love to write, so why not combine the two? Little did I know that soon after, I’d be accepted into the Foodbuzz Featured Publishers program, and not long after that, I’d be invited to the St. Louis Wine Festival as a Foodie Correspondent!
Yes, I felt super official. 🙂
Andy’s mom happens to love wine, so when I was told I could bring a guest, she was my first choice!
There were so many wineries there! We’ll start from the beginning, but before I get started, let me preface this by saying I know nothing about wines! I know that I like sweet fruity wines, but that’s it. I don’t know a pinot noir from a chardonnay! So try not to judge me too much! 🙂
We started at Ironstone vineyards. Everyone was so friendly and willing to pose in pictures for me! Could it be because of the ‘Media’ nametag? I don’t know, but I loved it!
I requested a sweet wine, and they delivered! I tried two different wines: Obsession Symphony (a sweet, floral wine) and Ironstone Expression (a sweet rose wine). Both were delicious!
We headed to the Montelle Winery booth next, where I had a deliciously sweet Himmelswein.
My plan was to stick with sweet wines for the duration of the festival, but with a little urging from Andy’s mom, I decided to branch out. I tried an Argentinean red wine from TGIC Importers.
Honestly? I wasn’t a huge fan. Way too dry for me.
Back to sweet wines!
Les Bourgeois Vineyards was next. They had a ton of wines to sample (all of the booths did, actually!), but I went with their sweetest ‘Riverboat Red’.
And sweet it was! I think this was one of my favorite wines of the day.
My favorite wine booth at the festival was Quintessential Wines! They had unique wines and a guy who really knew his wines. I loved listening to him talk about wine!
Of course, they also had quite a selection to choose from. Decisions, decisions!
I ended up trying the Prosecco. It was bubbly and made me feel all fancy. 🙂
Some other wine-related highlights:
Trying Ten Buck wine from Mount Pleasant Winery,
Eating yummy chocolate from Cafe Cioccolato,
And looking at cute wine glasses and accessories from the Snobby Little Wine Club! Cute.
Oh, but that’s not all! I also scored an interview with a Belgian Chef, ate some delicious food, attended a beer seminar, and watched a really talented local celebrity perform some great songs! You want details, don’t you? That’s all coming in part two tomorrow, so I’ll see you then!
Here’s a tiny hint: