Only a week left until Christmas and the to do list seems never ending. It is so easy to forget that we rush into the madness of the season because we want to enjoy and celebrate the love and joy of family and friends. Enjoying a Ladies Night Out is a way to stop the madness and when it is a lovely event hosted by Butterfly Kiss Wines, it is even better.
Earlier this month on Dec. 5, I was invited to bring a guest to enjoy light snacks and sample wines from the California winemaker. The event was held at the eclectic Uptown salon The Beauty Box where we had the option of a quick touch up on our hairstyle or a manicure.
The main event of the evening was a chance to taste the different varieties offered Butterfly Kiss Wines – I chose their Pink Pinot Grigio and was not disappointed. My guest selected the Moscato, her absolute favorite varietal and I believe she found a new favorite winemaker.
I love rose-styled wines because they tend have a great balance of being light yet full of fruity flavor that complements a meal or a conversation – never dominates. Butterfly Kiss Pink Pinot Grigio really tasted like summer in a glass. I felt like it would be great with a light salad for lunch or just with cheese and crackers while laughing with friends. In addition to the Moscato, they also offer Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.
Although the 90 ladies in attendance were certainly pampered with the beauty treatments, food and wine, it was also an opportunity to give back. Guests were invited to give a monetary donation, or donate their hair. Three ladies graciously decided it was time for a shorter hairstyle, and donated their locks for charity. The $150 received and 36” of hair collected was given to Locks of Love, a nonprofit, which provides hairpieces for disadvantaged children struggling with long-term hair loss as a result of a medical condition.
So, if your holiday shopping list includes a wine lover, the affordable Butterfly Kiss Wines should be at the top of the list. Your friend will enjoy it and you can easily find it a nearby Market Street, Kroger or Tom Thumb for around $12 a bottle. Last night while in Tom Thumb I found it easily just looking for the pretty butterfly on the bottle. At it was even on sale for $10 and since it is so delicious that if you love wine, you should buy a bottle to put under your own tree.
For more information visit http://www.butterflykisswines.com.