On Wine and Escaping and Winning Money (Really, You Can Win $100)

Me + A glass of wine + My office – noise = My Chateau
I’m not all that fabulous with math (I blame calculators and Google), but figuring out my Chateau is pretty easy for me. I may not have a real Chateau anywhere, and I may only have the confines of this house to escape within every night. When I pour a glass of wine at the end of the day and sneak off to my quiet office after we tuck the kids in bed, though, it’s as peaceful as any place I could imagine.
The wind-down at the end of the day is a challenge. Every living thing in this house is STARVING, and most of us are cranky. Chances are, we have no idea what we’re making for dinner, and there’s a mad rush to make sure laundry that’s needed for the next day is getting clean and kids are getting cleaned. By the time we get through all of that, Scott and I are usually looking at each other with that face that says, “Ready for a drink?”

Some nights we break down and pour one before we get the kids to bed. (Yes, I drink my wine from a juice glass. I can’t be trusted with stems, and I broke all my stemless glasses. Juice glasses are my thing now.)

Since I usually get most of my work done at night, I typically head off to the amazing office Scott built us and sit at the desk Scott built me. In fact, he had something to do with 90% of the walls and floors in the office. He even built us some beautiful closet doors (seriously, they’re not your everyday closet doors). So I guess I can say that my husband built me a Chateau. I’m very spoiled lucky like that.

My nightly glass of wine is a wonderful way to reward myself and relax a little, and this week I had the pleasure of enjoying a couple bottles by Chateau Ste. Michelle. It’s actually a winery I’ve purchased many bottles from before, so when this review opportunity came along, I pounced on it. It’s a 100% natural fit for me. The wines were wonderful, as usual. I was given a bottle of the Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Riesling and the Indian Wells Cabernet which is also from the Columbia Valley, and they were just the nudge I needed to find my quiet, happy place each night.

Who needs a private real Chateau anyway? Just more bathrooms to clean, right?

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