Last night we had “wine night” and our annual holiday cookie swap. What a fun evening by the fire with wonderful neighbors and some great cookies to bring home!

Even though there were 8 of us, there seemed to be 9 bottles of wine. A few months ago we started to keep a log of all the wines brought to wine night so if there is something that someone really enjoys, we have a record of it to purchase in the wine shop. This stems for a great bottle of South African Meritage that we had one evening and nobody seems to remember the name, brand or vintage.

Wines of the evening consisted of:

  • Joseph Phelps 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet
  • Kunde Estate 2005 Sonoma Valley Cabernet
  • Jacobs Creek 2005 Reserve Shiraz
  • New Harbor 2007 Marlborough – Sauvignon Blanc
  • Nine Stones 2006 Barossa Valley Shiraz
  • Mezzacorona 2007 Vignetidelle Dolomite Pinot Grigio
  • Babich 2007 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
  • Funky Llama 2007 Shiraz
  • Black Swan 2007 S.E. Australia Riesling

In case you are wondering…no we didn’t drink all the wine, but did taste from all the bottles.

Now you are probably wondering about the cookies. I made 7 dozen sour cream ginger cookies. I came home with an assortment of 7 dozen cookies. Just going through all the bags, tins and boxes this morning and trying not to count the calories.

Some of the assortment I received are peppermint bark, chocolate chip cookies, peanut brittle, candied pecans, some type of almond shortbread bars (which was my breakfast), chocolate cookies, cookies with a jelly center and I think thats all.

It’s a good thing I have kids that will assist me in consuming these 7 dozen cookies. I might have to double the time at the gym to work off the calories.