Put A Cork In It

The best wines are the ones we drink with friends

GNO… more like GAO; a Girls Afternoon Out! 10/10 recommend grabbing your girls and going to an afternoon wine tasting. Just make sure to eat a heavier lunch or you will be all giggles and flushed faces at 2:00 p.m. like we were. My girlfriends and I purchased a Groupon back in December for a wine tasting and have been putting it off for months, until this past Saturday. All four of our schedules finally collided and 2:00 p.m. became an idea turned day date! Let the buzz and experience begin.

Put A Cork In It

My new fav saying or the OKC Bricktown winery?
The winery we went to was “Put A Cork In It Winery” in Bricktown in Oklahoma City. Upon arrival we were a little hesitant to attend the tasting at 2:00 in the afternoon. I actually called and asked if they would serve us before 5:00 p.m. Then again, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere. But clearly half of Oklahoma had the same mentality. This place was packed! We were lucky enough to find a table at the bar and we let the experience take flight.

The cutest server introduced herself to us wearing leggings, a jean button up and red bandana in her hair. She looked like she lives the calmest life and paints on the side. I was just waiting for her to express how she back-packed around Spain then again this tasting was all about us girls. Our server gave us each a small wine tasting glass with their logo on it, that we got too keep afterwards, and a piece of paper that listed the 12 wines in store for us. Each was separated by white, red and sweet red and a pen was provided for us to take notes. Of course our notes consisted of, “Yay or Nay or Gross followed with the occasional delicious.” We ended up ordering a large cheese plate as well because our afternoon salad did not absorb any wine and to be honest I wouldn’t have been able to drive without it. Twelve wines whoa baby!!!!

It was the coolest, classiest day date with my girlies. The atmosphere was funny, relaxed and informational about the wine as much as introduced us to brands and aromas us college students never knew existed. I studied abroad in Italy and went on wine tours but this was exceptional. I usually am not a huge red person but I fell in love with a few sweet reds. It was ravishing to hear what aromas and tastes should be on our palette as we sipped. The conversation was always amusing with my friends and the wine allowed the secrets and gossip to overflow. We have already started searching for another wine tasting and I myself have become curious about wine and the culture even more than before. I think everyone can benefit from going outside of his or her comfort zone or being adventurous with friends. Even if you aren’t a huge wine connoisseur the experience was well worth it! Memories check. Wine tasting check. What other experience is in store for us college gals? Who knows!

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