A few weeks ago, when I was in Dallas for my cousin Megan’s bridal shower and bachelorette party, we wanted to buy some wine to enjoy on Friday evening. After browsing the wine aisles at her local grocery store we finally decided on two bottles. One was named Little Black Dress, which we chose for its name, and the other, pictured above, was Mission de San Antonio Valero from Fall Creek Vineyards in Texas, which we chose for its label.
Normally, I don’t judge wines by their covers, and I usually purchase based on taste or recommendation, but I guess being in Texas made me feel a little crazy, and I decided to trust my instinct!
The wine was good, but the label was even better!
Why do I love the label you ask?
Well I shall tell you:
- First, I love San Antonio because it is beautiful, full of culture, and its where I spent my 4 years during college. I miss it greatly!
- Second, it has an image of the Alamo on it and in GOLD no less! The Alamo is only one of the most defining images of Texas!
- Third, the Alamo, pictured on the label, has much personal significance to me, besides the fact that it is a part of Texas history. When I was a freshman in college, I got “stuck” in a semester-long class about the Alamo. It was ALL Alamo, ALL the time! At first, I was not enthusiastic about this class, as it had been my last choice. But it grew on me. I learned alot, met some great people in the class (some of my first friends in college), and had the opportunity to learn from one of my favorite professors, Dr. Linda Salvucci. In addition, this class introduced me to genealogy. As out final project, we had to write a 10 page paper on any topic relating to the Alamo. I had a great, great, great (ok lots of “great”s) uncle named Edward F. Mitchusson from Kentucky who was the surgeon at the Alamo and fought and died for Texas’ independence! I got to do research at the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library where I read old letters from my ancestors and I compiled the largest document of facts on my relative. Not only did I get an A in the class, I also learned alot about my heritage, genealogy, research in general, and Texas! I also contributed to documenting my family history!
So now you know why I just HAD to buy the wine when I saw the label!