I Don’t Golf, I Do Love Wine


Anyone who has spent more than five minutes with my husband knows he is obsessed with golf. OBSESSED. He talks about it almost as much as his back problems (which may or may not be caused by the golfing), watches the Golf Network religiously and plays just about any chance he can get. Me, not so much.

That’s not to say that I don’t like golf. I enjoy a golf tournament (there’s wine there), I don’t mind watching it on TV (great nap viewing) and I definitely don’t mind a golf happy hour.

Once golf season is officially in swing (that pun was totally unintended), Drew and I like to plan a few Friday evening happy hours on the course. He gets to spend way too much time practicing his game and I get to partake in my two favorite golf course activities – driving the cart and sipping on a little wine. Oh and we get to hang out without kids, which means we get to have a full conversation without being interrupted a million and one times.

Last week, we skipped out for a Friday afternoon date and brought along a couple bottles of Gran Reserva. I’m not sure that I make for the best caddy (okay, I already know I don’t) but we still had a great time. Plus, it’s so quiet out there which, if you have a child under 4 you know is a welcome relief. And there was wine. Anytime there is wine and quiet, it is a win in my book. If you haven’t tried Gran Reserva, make plans to grab a bottle next time you’re stocking up. I’m more of a white wine girl for our golf dates but we broke out the Cabernet Sauvignon once we got home (and then got the kids to bed). I’m not going to pretend like I know a ton about varietals, flavors and notes but I know it was good. Bold but not heavy with just a tiny touch of sweetness. Bottom line: we both liked it which is a victory in and of itself since, like golf, we don’t always love the same things.


Since Gran Reserva loves us and wants us all to be happy, they are offering everyone a $25 credit on a round of golf at major golf courses nationwide courtesy of Concha y Toro Gran Reserva. Which basically means a free date night (or girl’s day or just a round of golf for you).  Just grab a specially marked bottle necker where you buy wine. Oh and if you want to hit the course all year long or hook up your golf-loving significant over with a sweet gift, enter to  And you can win – one year of free golf – enter here:  http://clvr.li/2nLqvdg

Photos by Tabitha Booth

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