A few of weeks ago, I made the trip down to Auburn, Alabama for my sister's college graduation. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Polymer Engineering! Ahh! SO proud! I had a little break in my schedule, so I was able to extend my trip and stay almost a week. I don't get a ton of time off, so I was over the moon to have this much sister time! Aside from me trying to relive my college days, we took every opportunity during my trip to celebrate the graduate! We had brunch at Acre, right on Auburn's campus, and it was INCREDIBLE! Chicken fried bacon? YES PLEASE! If you find yourself in the area, I highly recommend stopping in. We also drove over to Decatur, Georgia (right outside of Atlanta) for a delicious meal at the Iberian Pig. It is a fun tapas restaurant with a really unique cocktail list. We all got a different one so we could try each. Best idea ever.
Believe it or not, we did do more than just eat while I was there ;-) One afternoon, Kristin gave me a little tour through campus, showing me the buildings where she had pretty much been living the last four years. To celebrate her never having to go back in them, we decided to pop a
little bubbly in the beautiful lawn outside of the engineering buildings! The University of Auburn campus is sooo pretty. Not as pretty as LSU's though ;-) Geaux Tigers!
It was the most perfect spring day, and rosé was definitely needed. Instead of going with a still rosé, the celebratory mood of the weekend called for some bubbles. Cue the Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé! The blend of Chardonnay, Glera, and a hint of Malbec made for the prettiest light pink color. Dry with soft floral aromatics, and not too fruit-forward. It is incredibly easy-drinking and lingers on the palate. While we decided to drink it sans food, it would pair nicely with a variety of foods. Light enough for a delicate seafood dish or salad but could also hold its own against a spicy dish. Because of its versatility, it would make for a great wine to bring to your next dinner party! Or just pop it open and enjoy it by itself! Cheers!