Wine, Oh!

Yesterday afternoon I had the opportunity to attend an event for the Yelp Elite.  In case you do not know, Yelp Elite are members who write good, often, funny, and/or cool reviews.  It’s an invite only kinda thing and I love being one of the chosen few.  I receive invitations each month for elite events, but I’ve never been able to attend.  All of the missed opportunities were well worth the wait because yesterday’s elite event was the coup de grace of elite events.

The Capital Grille (which happens to be one of my favorite restaurant experiences, and yes it is an experience) hosted the Yelp Elite for the Generous Pour wine tasting event.  Imagine me and my momma in a room full of people sipping on generous pours of the most delicious wines.  And imagine passed trays of mini crabcakes sandwiches, filet mignon and grilled vegetables.  Now imagine how sad I was when I had to leave!

My mom was so happy to be there.  She truly loves wine and got more out of the experience than most people there.  She was asking so many questions and showing so much knowledge that they were pouring her doubles!

Before we left I had to snap a pic with Kathleen.  She is our fearless leader and I am always seeing her name in my inbox.  I was happy to finally put a face to the name!

Before we left we grabbed our gift bags.  Inside contained two delightful chocolate confections.  I wish I had a pic to show you, but I wolfed those bad boys down in the car.

After we had our fill of wines, we wanted to sit down and have a little nosh before heading the airport.  Unfortunately, they were not open for service except for the elite event.  So we headed over the Atlanta Fish Market where we continued our wine-spree and had a couple of delectable appetizers- oysters rockefeller and lump crab fritters.

All in all, it was a great way to end the weekend and a great way to send my mom off into the friendly skies. 

Thanks to Yelp and The Capital Grille for hosting such an awesome event!  The Generous Pour Wine event continues until September 2.  Check it out!

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2 Responses to Wine, Oh!

  1. Teems says:

    This looks so good! I would have loved to be around fermented grapes and crabcakes…Now I’m hungry! Maybe I should review on Yelp more. :-P

  2. dearlesley says:

    Sounds like fun….your hair is waay cute in these pics, btw! :)

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