Today is my 28th birthday. To celebrate my twenty-eight years on earth, fourteen of my closest friends joined me for a wine tasting tour. My best friend who is finishing up her last semester in law school (yeah!) spent numerous hours planning and executing a flawless event. The day started out with my friends meeting at my home in Manassas. We rented a twenty-two passenger limo bus courtesy of one of my favorite vendors, Chariots for Hire. As we headed to Horton Vineyards (my favorite winery) we enjoyed lunch on the limo bus. Each of my guests enjoyed a lunch of sandwiches, pasta salad, gourmet cheeses, a mixed salad, delicious fruit, my favorite chips and Izze’s. We took a quick tour of Horton and learned how their wine is produced. Soon after, we got the opportunity to taste twelve of their numerous wines. As we had plenty of time left to kill we decided to head over to Barboursville Vineyards as it was a few minutes down the road from Horton. Although we didn’t enjoy the wines as much at Barboursville, the vineyard itself was gorgeous, well kept and the staff was very friendly. Our tour guide was very informative and we learned a lot about Virginia history. After a perfect afternoon of friends, laughter and wine, we headed back to Manassas and snacked on grapes, some of my favorite kettle corn and more wine of course! Upon arriving at my home, my group of friends were treated with handmade citrus salt scrub favors, serenaded me with “Happy Birthday,” and we enjoyed my favorite cupcakes from Sprinkles! Thank you all for the birthday wishes and making my birthday so very special; I am truly blessed. Here’s to my best year yet. Cheers!