Bikinis in the Snow Week 8 – Wine no Whine
This week on Bikinis in the Snow, the challenge was to give wine another try. Neither of us are big wine drinkers. I’ll drink it on occasion at events or with friends. I never order a glass at a restaurant and have no idea what to bring to a party. When asked to bring wine to a party, we usually end up re-gifting a bottle that has been sitting in our pantry.
As an Austin influencer, I invited to a wine tasting VIP launch of a new app called Whats My Wine. We decided to make a date night of it. Normally, either I would have either not gone or gone with a friend.
Morry and I got dressed up. Well, dressed up for us. I put on a dress!
We sampled some different wines and networked at the party.
Our plan was to go to another wine tasting earlier in the week. We had it all planned out, but when we arrived at the store, the doors were locked. The hours listed online were different than the one’s listed on the door. That was quite annoying.
How did I feel before trying this challenge?
I was open to learning more about wine and spending more time with Morry.
How did I feel during the challenge?
It wasn’t what I thought it would be. Because of the mix-up, we didn’t get to do as much learning as we planned. The event we went to was crowded and not well organized. We did sample some wines, but I would have liked to be able to talk more and learn more about what we were sampling. I still enjoyed having a night out.
How do I feel after the challenge?
I am glad we tried this, but I would like maybe try it again in hopes of improving our wine knowledge and experience.
What did I learn?
I don’t think this was a challenge Morry was looking forward to, but I learned he can be open and willing to try new things.
Rachel Belkin is an Austin, Texas blogger, entrepreneur, speaker, freelance writer, and educator. After selling her lifestyle blog for six figures in 2021, she teaches business, blogging, and influencer marketing strategies that helped her build her business on part-time hours. Bylines include MSN, HuffPost, Medium, NewsBreak, and Hometalk. She has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, CBS Austin, and other news and media outlets.