Tomorrow is the birthday of a very good friend of mine. The friend for whom I was putting together this pink champagne collection of goodies for Christmas. In case you were wondering I bought a little box of pink champagne truffles, a bottle of nail varnish named 'pink champagne' and I had to settle for a bottle of pink cider to finish it off, but at least it was pink and sparkly!
Anyway back to the birthday. I bought this bottle of wine in December as a present for a couple with whom we didn't actually end up exchanging gifts with and so it was surplus to requirements.
I know my friend enjoys a glass or two of wine at the weekend and so I knew this would be appreciated. The back of the bottle describes it as 'a deep, ruby red wine blended with rich and velvety chocolate flavouring. Inviting aromas of black cherry and dark cocoa combine in the glass and continue on the palate surrounded by hints of sweet vanilla. Nuances of creamy mocha linger on the smooth finish.'
Like the sound of that?
But what to go with it?
A little selection of other chocolately things, that's what.
A chocolate biscuit decorated notebook, a slab of ChokaBlok chocolate, a ChokaBlok spoon coated with chocolate and marshmallows for stirring into a mug of hot chocolate, cocoa and vanilla bath foam from Source and a tin of cocoa butter lip balm.
Perhaps if I was sending her a card through the post I could have used one of these stamps!