If a blogger goes to an event and doesn't take any photos with her fancy pants camera did the event really even occur?

For the benefit of this post I'm going to go ahead and vote yes.

For the past four years we have been invited to quite the event. OTBN. Or. Open That Bottle Night. It's pretty much the highlight of Matt's year. Because. Wine. Good wine. Good peoples. And a ton of laughs. I left the fancy pants camera at home because I'm a tad embarrassed by it sometimes. There I said it.

The general deal is as follows. Appetizers and drinking wine are provided. Delicious little treats for sure, nothing but the best. Everyone brings a bottle of wine for a tasting. And you must be prepared to sing for your supper. Bring a story. The logic behind it. Or at best some handouts. 

After everyone showed off their choices we moved on to a bit of a game. Five bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon at several different price points in brown bags. You taste and you rate what bottle goes with which price. And! I won! I am a Cab Sav girl what can I say. Ps: I never win anything. 

And as a reward for my good ranking I got this little beauty:

Then! As if all the lovely food and wine and company wasn't enough, the hostess handed out these succulent wine cork favors. My first succulent! With wine corks! Basically the dream of all dreams coming true.

We really do enjoy this event. Every year we are shocked that we are once again invited, and so glad that we are. We had so much fun that we lost track of the time... We waltzed in the door a few minutes shy of midnight only to find my baby sister and her husband fast asleep. Kids these days. They just can't hang.