vindiego recap or whoa, i drank a lot of wine


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

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  1. Faye says:

    You and friend looked like you had a blast! I just checked the ticket prices and yikes – $95 for general admission? What did you think of the food samples – were there more selections than the Taste of Hillcrest? I can’t remember if you said the lines here were long for the samples. Those wine glass covers look like bikini bottoms. That’s a scary description of the kangaroo meat. I was hoping you’d say it taste like chicken. Not sure I’d ever want something I eat (non-fish) to have a fish tasting finish. I wish Cravory had a video of you trying to sign your name on iPad. I’d pay to see that right about now 🙂

    • mary says:

      Hi Faye! We did have a lot of fun! There is not as much food as Taste of Hillcrest – in addition to what was shown in my post, there were probably just a few more spots we didn’t get to try. The difference though is that the samples are unlimited (or at least until they run out) so you can could go back and get additional samples if you wanted to. It’s a cool event for sure, but I don’t think I’d want to pay full price for it (only because I’m not THAT into wine). I’m glad there is no video of my antics. I highly doubt I’d want anyone to see it (but apparently I’m happy to tell everyone about it).

  2. Fun event recap! The towel made me giggle. And good idea on the tote bag… I kinda already have way too many myself. Awesome selfies! =D

    I have to be careful at events with alcohol too! Sometimes I just do as much food as possible and then finish off with drinks. I like to split a liquor sample… or more like take a TINY sip of the sample and give the rest to hubby. Unless it’s some yummy kind of cocktail or moscoto. Then it’s all mine yo!

    • mary says:

      Thanks, Lynn! I wish I still had the tote bag from this event but someone’s little puppy dog ATE my tote bag. Siiiiigh. I will have to remember to bring my own for another event! I honestly do not normally ever drink as much as I did at VinDiego but since we partially paid, we felt like we had to drink up and get our money’s worth, haha. Moscato is my favorite kind of wine! I like the sweet stuff 🙂

  3. Man, that WAS a hell of a lot of wine you had! I would have had the whites and rose wines as well. I’m not fond of strong red wines. Or wines that taste like grass or wood. I veer towards the super sweet stuff or the sweet dry ones at least.

    Re: the tiny brioche from Le Parfait, those were actually choquettes,made of choux pastry (basically cream puff dough but without the cream inside). I didn’t like Le Parfaits version. We had excellent choquettes in Portland at St. Honore Boulangerie (a few blocks up from the Peculiarium). I liked the big pieces of pearl sugar on there. It does look like salt, haha.

    • mary says:

      Hi CC – Uhhh, yeah. It was way more than I expected to drink, haha. I had trouble with stairs at the end of this one… don’t plan on drinking that much in the future but luckily there was no hangover, either. Thanks for letting me about about the “tiny brioche”. I couldn’t find the “real” item on their website. I still wish I had been able to try those choquettes in Portland!! Guess we’ll just have to go back someday… 🙂

  4. stacey says:

    Just so everyone knows, Drunk Mary is every bit as cute as this makes her sound. Though there were many amusing moments, the quote of the night was probably “standing is hard.”

    I did indeed have weird dreams that night, and I do blame the lamb/kangaroo/chili in my belly. It may not have helped that after the event I downed an iced tea then sat down to watch hockey while drinking beer and eating (more) chili. That’s a lot of things that don’t go together in a day.

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