Strike it Baby!
I was invited to the Thorny Rose Wine launch on November 15, 2012 held at The Mission Bowling Club. I was beyond ecstatic because I've been wanting to go to The Mission Bowling Club for dinner and do a little Fred Flintstone's twinkle toes. Thorny Rose promised a night of bowling, jenga, food, Creme Brulee cart, and, of course, Thorny Rose's wine.
We were welcomed in the very dapper remodeled warehouse turned restaurant and bowling alley. I began the night with a glass of the Cabernet Sauvignon which was full bodied, round, and with berry notes. We immediately signed up to bowl and the night really began to take off - the crowd was active and buzzing with energy. The kitchen was pumping out bites of their famous burger, fried chicken, crispy fries with cheese, beet crostini, and I was fluctuating between gutter balls and strikes.
Creme brulee and Jenga
DIY bracelet charms at Thorny Rose
I ended the night with making my own arm candy (aka bracelets) and my date played jenga. There was also a station to print out photos that are uploaded onto instagram when tagged with #FeelingThorny or #MissionBowling -- such a cool and interactive concept.
"Thorny Rose; noun, a metaphor for life. With modern packaging, approachable positioning and bright-fruit, refreshing, medium-bodied style, Thorny Rose encourages you to enjoy wine drinking on your own terms"Thorny Rose's launch party really embodies all of these characteristics, the wine really shone at the party. I had a fabulous time showing off my horrible bowling skills, nibbling on bites, sipping on some reds and whites, and adding more arm candy to my collection.
By the way, my favorite of the four wine varities was the Sauvignon Blanc, it was crisp, clean, with apple bites. I think I will serve Thorny Rose Sauvignon Blanc with green tea creme brulee at my next dinner party.