Perfect Spring Saturday

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend the Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend at my backyard the New York Botanical Garden. After a long week of back to back rain, I was glad that it was not only sunny, but hot enough to break out my new maxi skirt. Win-win.

Last time I attended the Wine Weekend, I sampled so many delicious wines and even took one home with me! My favorites Brotherhood Winery and Winemakers New York,  were there among so many others. I got to sample a rose honey wine from Mysto Mead and a sweet blush wine from Hudson-Chatham Winery. I wanted to buy some pear cider from Brotherhood, but I waited until the end and they were sold out of everything!

It was also great to see the new CHIHULY exhibit. Dale Chihuly’s colorful and intricate glass sculptures enhance the beauty of the garden and are simply beautiful. To think of how much effort went into these sculptures is really breathtaking. See for yourself below and be sure to visit the New York Botanical Garden to check out the daffodils!

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NYBG Wine Weekend

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I’m nowhere near a wine connoisseur, but I certainly do enjoy drinking it – unrefined palate and all. So when I heard that the New York Botanical Garden was having a wine tasting weekend, I made sure my schedule was clear.

The wine tasting took place last weekend featuring wineries solely from New York State, visitors were able to visit each booth for a tasting with a special souvenir NYBG stemless wine glass.

Of all the wine I sampled (which was a lot!), I most enjoyed Brotherhood Winery‘s Riesling and ginger cider and the sweet red from A & P Grape Distributors, which bottled the wine upon request, so you know it’s fresh.

After the tasting, it was such a beautiful day, Boyfriend and I took a walk around the garden, checking out the wetlands and azaleas.

It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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