It’s a Wine Tasting.. instead of a Whine Fest!

Child #1 and I went to a Wine Tasting.  She is a FRINK or a Friend of Ink…. which means she is a panel writer for Ink Magazine/Newspaper.  In case you are wondering Ink is a super hip newspaper/magazine  for people… who live in and around Kansas City. She was invited to meet the other Frink Panel writers.  I of course went because well.. #1 won’t drive.

We headed to 17th and Baltimore in Downtown Kansas City to the Cellar Rat.

We parked outside in front of this fabulous mural/painting by T. Wilson.  I don’t know who T. Wilson is.. but #1 and I thought it was a great mural.

Here’s #1 looking over the wine selection.

They have a HUGE selection.. (if you couldn’t tell) and some great beers, oil, cheese, and vinegars too.  We tasted 3 wines they were:

  • Dona Paula Sauvignon Blanc; Juicy and frmly built, with good definition and energy to the flavors of lime, grapefruit, tropical fruits and peppery herbs.
  • LaGarrigue Cotes Du Rhone; A big, sweet bouqut of Licorice, garrigue, kirsch liqueur, and black fruits is followed by a dense, opulent, medium to full boddied, supple, luscious mouthfeel.
  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap;  Has good concentration, with soft edges, shoing plum, anise & violet notes backed by a toasty finihs.  A blend of Syrah Mourvedre and Viognier.

My favorite? The Dona Paula Sauvignon Blanc. The red wine was good too.. but whenever I drink red wine I want to eat with it. It’s not my favorite (red wine) without food.

Cool art on the walls huh?

Here’s #1 with her favorite Boxed wine.. we both thought this looked like a milk carton.

How cool is this label?

Super cool logo/sign

Here’s something you don’t see everyday out where I live.. Trees growing on roof tops!  Out in the country our trees grow on the ground.  Ok.. I know, I know.. It’s a roof top patio something.. But there was just something about it that made me smile.

Here’s photo of the WHOLE building.