Consideration is not what I got from my jet setting friend who promised to make paella and instead made reservations to fly to Costa Rica. No matter! Plan B is roasted pork with citrus slaw to make the most of my Cara Cara Cava Sangria.
For a little more heft to our wine pairing fun, I will be adding some Rioja.
My favorite Rioja wines are dark, spicy and luscious. I think of them as the Javier Bardem of wine, who sadly is not nominated this year, but both @brixchik_Xan and I hope he makes an appearance. It will be fun either way. Tempranillo always is.
To make it even more fun, we have a game where everyone attending contributes a bottle of wine. We fill out our ballots and at the end of the evening, the one with the most correct votes gets the entire Wine Kitty. Having a stake in the outcome is like Spanx for the sagging mipdpoint of the festivities. You know, the Geezers and Technical awards. As well, we will have papparrazi and a red carpet. We like to go all out for the Academy at Chez BrixChick---it's our SuperBowl Sunday
Rioja Wine is doing their part to make our event even more fun. They have a super cute graphic and ballots. And are sweetening the deal/ Click here to enter their Facebook contest Tweet #riojabuzz and you might win a great Rioja dinner.
I am grabbing my Vibrant Rioja shopping bag and filling it with some delicious Rioja wine tomorrow when I hit the Whole Foods. I know they will have some yummy Riojas and everything else I need After that, Mr. Demille, I will be ready for my close up!