Pinot Envy

by jenna on December 12, 2009

Hi :)

It’s just as rainy and blah as it was yesterday but I’m in much better spirits. Maybe vino has something to do with it? 😉

I great cardio workout at the gym (30 minutes on the arc trainer + sit-ups on the bosu ball), a nonfat hazelnut latte and then met my friend Ali for lunch at Willow Wood in Graton. Had the most delicious toasted ham, brie and pear sandwich!


Tres French! :) It came with a random side of pasta that I didn’t eat…the sandwich was incredibly filling!

After lunch we headed over to Hartford Family Winery for their holiday party. It was a blast and I ADORE their wines!


I think my two favorites were the Fog Dance Pinot and the Hailey’s Pinot….I picked up a bottle of both. My kind of Pinot….rich, juicy and filled with fruit!





Tonight I’m going to dinner and a movie. :) I’m pretty excited because I’ve been wanting to see The Blind Side foreverrrrr (especially after Polly’s review!!)!

Stay warm and dry….I’ll be back!

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lindsay December 12, 2009 at 4:39 pm

I just love Pinot! I’m totally going to hunt for those two, I love a nice juicy red. Enjoy the movie!!


Evan Thomas December 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm

That sandwich sounds sooo good!


Sarah December 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm

you’ll love the movie! i want to see it again :)


Light Delight with TouTou December 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm

So finally you got your Pinot 😀 the winery trip looks well worth it! 😀


Kristen December 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm

Pear + brie is always a winner!! Have a nice evening!


Jenna December 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

that sandwich looks amazing


legalstyle December 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm

ohh i’ll be on the lookout for those pinots! enjoy dinner + movie!


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm

Brie, ham and pear?! Ohmigosh!


Cynthia (It All Changes) December 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm

I really want to see that movie too. I’m a sucker for a good true story.


Kristen December 12, 2009 at 5:17 pm

That sandwich looks so good! I get a lot of ideas for recipes from food bloggers eat. You ate a gorgonzola and caramelized onion pizza once now I make it all the time at home. Now I’ll have to try to make the sandwich :)


Carolyn December 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I had a similar sandwich for lunch!!


Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm

A sandwich with a side of pasta? That’s great. :) Glad you had a fun time at the party! Enjoy the movie, can’t to hear how you like it! I still need to go out and see it.


Lindsay December 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Hartford is great… LOVE that place! It’s gorgeous and their wines are terrific.

PS. I just booked a hotel in Napa for my birthday weekend! Yay for wine tasting…


Meghan@traveleatlove December 12, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I cry watching the Blind Side commercials! Hope you enjoy. Pinot is one of my favorites, but Sonoma Zinfandels are slowly passing it by!


kristi (sweet cheeks) December 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Oh I want to see that movie too! Hope you have a great time!


lz December 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Jenna, you sound like you had a fantastic day! The sandwich looks scrumptious. Enjoy the movie!


Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm

I really want to see that movie! Review please? =)


Heather @ sugar & spice December 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Wow, the sandwich looks amazing! Hope the movie was as good as everyone says it is! :)


Matt December 12, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I want to see the blindside too! I have heard it is really good!


eatmovelove December 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I never wanted to see The Blindside…until I kept hearing such good things about it!! Can’t wait to hear a review!
And yes, vino makes most things better.
How are you feeling about being away for the Holidays Jenna? I think it’s great that you have such great friends there that make for family kind of :)
Also, I love your sandwiches! I’ve been into them lately myself. That toasted bread looks delish!


Sam (Merit to the Carrot) December 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

That sandwich looks scrumptious. Especially with the pear! Fruit in sandwiches is always good.

The Blind Side is such a good movie! So heart warming :) Enjoy!


Liz December 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm

off to go drink wine…random malbec nabbed from my fiance at the end of their x-mas party, beggars, well, stealers can’t be choosers


Still Life in South America December 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

A sandwich with pasta on the side? Wha?!?

Your Pinots look delicious. Let us know your thoughts on the movie.


emily December 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Let us know what you think of the movie, I loved it! I think I love anything with Sandra Bullock in it.


Chelsea December 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Love the title :) That sandwich looks DIVINE!


Andrea December 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm

I’m not really into blogs that much, but yours is the only one I really do follow. I really enjoy your blog and am looking forward to your book coming out! Best wishes with your book.. and books to come! :)


Madelin @ What is for Breakfast? December 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm

What an interesting sounding sandwich combo but it looks incredible! I love a good sandwich, yum yum!


christie, honoring health December 13, 2009 at 5:09 am

That sandwich sounds divine! And the pinot, oh the pinot.


Nicole December 13, 2009 at 5:09 am

Pairing a sandwich with a pear and a great cheese is sooooo good!! Ham is the icing on top!!!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 13, 2009 at 6:12 am

Oh, I want to see that movie!! I heard it was a real tear-jerker :-)

Your sandwich looks awesome! As usual!


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 13, 2009 at 6:13 am

Okay, and I just read the title of this post and got it…funny stuff :-)


Karla December 13, 2009 at 7:00 am

I want to see the Blind Side! Hope you have fun!!

That sandwich looks delicious too!


Jil December 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

That sandwich sounds amazing…anything with brie on it gets an “A+” in my book. haha :)


diana(mymarble rye) December 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

brie+pear= best sandwich combo ever…other than pb&j of course.


Brittany December 13, 2009 at 7:50 am

mmmm wine!


Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather December 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

Yumm your sandwich looks divine. Pinot is the best in my book too!


Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) December 13, 2009 at 8:12 am

Friends and delicious gourmet sandwiches can definitely lift one’s mood. Hope the weather cheers up for you!


Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests) December 13, 2009 at 9:45 am

What a fun sandwich!!! I wish I liked brie because I always think that sandwiches with brie and fruit are so fun.


Jess December 13, 2009 at 9:55 am

Oh yum – melty brie cheese in cold weather is perfect? Pairing it with Pinot makes it SUBLIME! I’m SO jealous of how wonderful your time in CA is going!

I can’t wait to see how the Blind Side was!

Reply December 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I love brie and pear together. That sandwich looks amazing. I heard that was a really good movie.


Lindsay December 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm

LOL I just got the pun. “Pinot” envy. Excellent!


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