Last night I went to a work event at the Capital Grille in Bethesda. The Capital Grille has been a partner for my organization for the past 6 years and has raised over $1.6 million for us during this time. This year the restaurant put on the Capital Grille’s Artist Series Wine Event and Artwork Tour. An artist was selected to paint an original artwork piece, which would also be used on wine bottles selected for this series to be sold. The Sommelier at the restaurant was in charge of selecting the wine for the series. $25 of the proceeds sold from each bottle of wine was then donated to my organization. This series lasted six weeks and spanned six different cities. Last night’s reception rounded out this series. In addition to enjoying the wine chosen for this tour and the delicious appetizers the restaurant provided, the winner of the original painting was announced. The artist was also there to answer questions and talk about her painting.
I had a great time at the reception, met a lot of great people, and enjoyed some good wine and food. As you know, I will never turn down those two things. 🙂 I also realized I know nothing about wine and learned a lot of tidbits from some wine experts. I guess Tommy and my membership at a local winery in Virginia is doing nothing!
I woke up bright and early this morning and headed to my first spin class at Vida. It was good. I hadn’t been to a spinning class in at least a year so it took a little time getting used to again. The bikes at Vida were very different from other gym’s spinning bikes. They moved side to side and even more so when you stood up to pedal. I think the whole concept was the less your bike moved as you pedaled, the better you were engaging your core to stabilize the bike? I’m actually not sure. I suppose that would be a good question to ask the instructor next time! I definitely prefer running to spinning, but it’ll be a nice change-up to do from time to time, especially as I begin to officially train for my second half marathon this coming week. YIKES. I can’t believe it’s that time already. I hope I can do it!
Do you have a favorite wine you like to drink? I tend to prefer whites, particularly a nice pinto grigio. I have found that I don’t really like chardonnay.