So to begin this story, I must let you know a little bit about my love life or lack thereof. I am the most non-dating chick that you have ever encountered. I dont have much leisure time. I hardly ever go on dates and I am fresh out of a Super Nightmare on Elm Street type, DEFCON 5, Hellraiser to the 10th power relationship. I don’t even mean to sound that drama-filled about it but it’s true. It’s until only recently since I’ve been on a quality date and I was married for 4 years. Yeah yikes! So I’m not used to even being around them outside of a friendship/work type capacity.
Then I end up meeting as me and my sister call him…. “Nature Boy”. He’s kind of what you imagine a Texas guy to be. Country music, hard-working, rugged and not familiar with the “Finer Things” in life. This is not because he can’t afford them. It’s honestly because he’s a very simple man. At first jump this was a little off-putting to me. I honestly wanted to tell him to shave our first encounter. Wanted to break the date actually. But something softened inside of me once I looked into his eyes. I saw a goodness behind his eyes. So even though our first date was utterly disastrous, I continued to see him. Lo and behold we have a lot of things in common. His rugged type of interests mirrored my own. So then our next few dates were fishing, walking in parks and nature hikes.
This allowed me to actually get to know him and him know me. Slowly, I developed a romantic attachment to him. Apparently he really likes me too because he’s made it known that he only wants to date me. Even wants to make it more of an official capacity like girlfriend status. BRAKES!!
At this point I’m not ready for all that. I like him enough to continue seeing him and so this is where we find ourselves up to this day. So yeah…. we are slowly taking our time to get to know and spend time with one another.
Yesterday I had a long day at work. Don’t get me wrong it was a good day but it was long none the less. I was freaking starving and all I could think about was what I could eat when I got off. Well he called me and wanted us to see each other afterward. He had planned a late night picnic!! 😁😁 So I went over to his place and he put some steaks on the grill. This was very romantic by the way. 😍😍 The stars were out he had the grill burning. Country music was playing and that’s not really my thing but it was romantic country music. LOL. So with the chill outside I threw on a blanket and watched in utter amazement while he was doing his thing on the grill.
He poured me a glass of wine to relax. Now If you know me you know I am soooo picky about my red wine. Some would say I’m a wine snob on a budget. LOL. Well broke people have the right to still be picky about what they drink!! Idc. 🤷🏽🤷🏽
So what is the perfect red wine to me? Well I don’t like sweet wines. I absolutely loathe Moscato. And that is I swear everyone’s go-to for wine. To me it’s like literally drinking sugar. I absolutely CAN’T stand it!!!! Now one thing I will say about Nature Boy is that he listens to me. I told him that l like reds that are LITTLE sweet with not so much bite. So the selection of the night was called Dark Horse Big Red Blend. He got it from H.E.B., our local grocery store chain. The price point was good too. $15 at most but can be found on sale all the time. I provided a link to the site below for you to read up more on it if interested. I really back this wine 110% and will make sure to keep some on deck moving forward!
Also I provided some other links to my other runner-ups for ❤ FAVORITE ❤ Red Wine Blends for you to try with similar characteristics and price points.
No more than $15 bucks
Hope you enjoy your wine tasting!!