On Saturday, we went to the 2016 Maryland Wine Festival with our best friends, which was a much-needed diversion from reality. We parked our chairs underneath an old holly tree, and shared bottles of red and white wine underneath its canopy all afternoon.
Occasionally, we'd get up and walk around, testing samples of wine from across the local region. I ended up buying this Boordy Vineyards Petit Cab, partially because I enjoyed the taste, but also because its charming description: A cabernet sauvignon with soft tannins and aromas of cedar, tobacco, briar fruits and plum.
We also browsed the local artisan and vendor tents, and was super excited to see the local yarn being sold at Alpacas of Windswept Farms tent. After careful consideration, this beautiful skein of Alpaca and Mohair came home with me. It was the softest of the bunch, with a gorgeous halo and bits of vegetable matter tucked into its fibers. Now to decide what to do with this beautiful yarn!
Isn't it nice when you get to shop local?