It’s Friday night which has always been my favorite night of the week. When I was
cool younger I would be almost ready to head out of the door for a night of drinking and grinding on a dance floor in some club downtown. I’d be dressed in something skimpy and uber trendy, smelling great and oblivious to the fact that Saturday I would be broke and there would be hell to pay after facing an all nighter.
Now a days at 10 o’clock on a Friday night I am smitten to be sitting in sweats and listening to the radio drinking a glass (or two) of wine, knowing my alarm wont be going off at 5:45 am. I know, I know, age has started to get to me, but honestly, I love that I am not in my 20’s anymore and I love that I enjoy drinking wine and not 5 dollar shots. 10 years ago I’d probably spend an easy 65$ on shots, beer and tips when I was out “celebrating” just because it was a Friday night.
But in the past 10 years I’ve grown, I’ve mellowed, I’ve acquired responsibility and I’d rather buy a few nights worth of dinner or an outfit or a set of dishes with that money I once so foolishly disposed of so freely. This does not make me a stick in the mud though (who even says that). I’m still a party girl at heart and even broke old lady’s who like to buy china can afford to drink on a Friday night.
So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to a wonderful wine I’ve found… It’s fruity, rich and very leave in your mouth for a moment worthy. It’s called Barefoot Merlot and it’s under 15$ for a 1.5 liter bottle. It’s great with food (especially burgers or pot roast) and its great on its own. Pour a bit into a beautiful vintage wine glass you’ve gotten from a thrift store or a generous family member and let yourself wonder what was so appealing about wearing tight pants and uncomfortable shoes in an over crowded (and over priced) night club. Do you have a favorite wine under 15$ that makes you happy for a Friday night at home?
Cheers and TGIF 🙂