We had a nice a celebration earlier this week. I was enjoying my birthday and a dear friend was celebrating a raise at their job! And it’s good to honor and commemorate feeling good and being happy! So I wanted to get a wine that had an appealing label and hopefully one that tasted good. And we were in the mood for Cab! I’m happy to have succeeded on both counts.
I was having lunch with some family nearby and I found myself at a World Market in Chevy Chase, MD. If you’ve been, you know how the place can draw you in and has a wonderful aura about it. If you haven’t, I would strongly recommend checking them out.
But, I honestly had no idea they had an exciting wine section!
I’m a massive fan of labels with animals or nature on them. So after some relaxed canvassing of their wonderful bottles, one of my purchases was The Archivist Cabernet Sauvignon.
This was so smooth and easy to drink! And it had the right amount of oak in it. And I am a big proponent of oak in my red wine. It tasted more like a medium bodied red as opposed to the fuller ones I’ve had. But I’m not complaining.
The synopsis reads that blackberry, cassis, and raspberry are found, along with vanilla and dried herbs. I honestly didn’t detect much fruit. I may have tasted some herbs, but that also could be the fact that the wine went great with our pizzas.
I’ve seen the wine listed anywhere from $11 to $17 online. I signed up to be an Explorer, so I got mine on the lower end. And I’d be happy spending any amount within those parameters for this great wine.
I forgot to mention we also celebrated by making our own homemade pies! You can see some of the ingredients we used below! No, wine was not used in the pie! But that might have been something.
And here are some of the pies we created.
This was a successful wine and pizza party! And I’m happy to have used a great bottle from an awesome store. I can’t wait to go back and get enthralled in all the beauty of World Market.
I’ll have much to say on this awesome store in the future.
Thanks so much!