A Fun and Surprising Friday Night

blog Cork & Oliveblog Cork & Olive3Friday night was a fun and surprising Meetup with 40 and Fun’s organiser Colin Flood and Laura Guest! The venue was Cork and Olive of Carrollwood’s evening of winetasting which included two whites and three reds. Montespina Verdejo,Spain the first white of the evening and was my first surprise. Not being a white wine fan as much as a reds fan I could imagine this being a perfect pool side choice. The others in line were Alan Scott Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand along the lines of a Pinot Grigio. Laura’s favorite of the tasting,The Rhoning Stones Cotes du Rhone, France, the first red of the night. Followed by Ringmaster Tempranillo,Spain and the Silver Creek Cabernet Savignon, California. My favorite was not among the specialties but rather served along with our grilled eggplant dip, hummus and cheese plate appetizers. The Douglas Hill Merlot,California 2007. A fabulous every day sipping wine and a steal at only 10.00 a bottle.The Cork and Olive’s owners Loretta and Hendrick, along with Tim and John of LoKoCuisine were our very charming hosts and made our experience very personal.The display of local artist work decorating the walls, the cafe area and the spectacular display of well chosen wines for sale make this an outstanding choice for Friday night gatherings. We all agreed that this would not be our last visit.

As is usual with Colin, he had an idea for us to move on to Skipper’s 29th Birthday Bash. By now Laura, Colin and I had determinined that spending the evening together having as much fun as possible was a great way to finish the evening and so we danced till midnight under the stars with three very talented and hot bands Soul 2 Earth, Pocket Change and 3rd Stone all of these you can checkout through MySpace.

Thanks to Colin and Laura, the the Cork and Olive and Skipper’s for a really Fun and Surprising evening!

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