Several weeks ago, I was invited to attend a book & wine event at a local restaurant I’d been dying to try downtown. Not just wine- but low calorie wine. And not just another diet book, but one that focuses on real foods for real people. We could taste these new wines & meet the author, Christine Avanti.
The event took place at the patio at Haven, which a very popular restaurant that focuses on locally grown and organic fare.
I was intrigued by this “diet” wine, which was offered in 3 varietals & had fewer calories than regular wine. I was a bit disappointed that there was actually less alcohol (to reduce the calories), but I was pleasantly surprised by how good the wine tasted. I tried the Thin Zin, Slim Chardonnay, and the Mini Moscato and the Chardonnay was my favorite, but I thought the Skinny Thin Zin was very drinkable too.
Quite a few people showed up to meet Christine & try the wines. I was excited to see several familiar Houston bloggers in attendance & had a great time catching up with them.
Christine was lovely to meet- she answered tons of questions and is really passionate about whole foods and getting rid of all the toxic things in our diets. We snacked on several tasty treats that were from recipes in her book.
It was a really informative event to attend- I learned quite a bit about Christine her book, and the Skinny wines. We’ll definitely be headed back to Haven to try dinner there some evening- sans camera crew of course!
I haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, but I’m very much looking forward to it & I know that eating (more) clean is becoming an increasingly important thing to me.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Hubby is getting some exciting projects at work – always happens right before we head out of town.