So, I don’t think I’ve told you yet that we cut our cable. Yep, we did it. It actually felt a bit uncomfortable to do it since the last time I didn’t have cable television was when I was a broke student. But the monthly bill for cable adds up, and we weren’t really watching that much. A few people we know had already taken the plunge and assured us we wouldn’t regret it.
And we certainly haven’t. We cancelled our cable service in June (it made sense to cut it before we went away to Australia since it wouldn’t be getting used anyhow) and haven’t looked back.
In fact, I think it’s actually brought my husband and I closer together. Almost nightly, we now spend an hour unwinding together before bed.
Are you imaging us playing card games or engaging in deep conversation? Bahahhaaa!! No, it’s more like this …
… except, I’m wearing flannel pants with my hair stuck up in a pony tail, there is lego all over the entire TV room, and my Hubby and I have darker circles under our eyes.
Yep, that’s right. We unwind together with a glass of wine, a snack, and a show. You see, before, we never really had shows that we both liked on TV. But since joining the world of Netflix, there are so many great series that we now like to watch an episode together most nights (and we’re not allowed to watch them without each other!).
The very first series we got hooked on was House of Cards. (SO! GOOD!) We’ve since watched Homeland, The Fall, Downton Abbey, and The Good Wife.
So imagine my serious delight when *this* box was delivered just in time for us to watch the latest release of 13 new episodes of House of Cards!
Yes, that’s right — Miss Vickie’s Potato Chips and Woodbridge Wines by Robert Mondavi! In total, there were four types of chips and four types of wines for Hubby and I to try. We happily tried them all.
The concept for this is to unwind together … together being you and your loved one, and chips and wine. Really, it’s a combination that can’t go wrong. To help us out, the box included suggested #UnwindTogether chip and wine pairings, like this one:
Sauvignon Blanc + Lime & Black Pepper + Drama
“The crisp and bright tropical notes of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi’s Sauvignon Blanc create an explosion of flavour when sampled with Miss Vickie’s Lime & Black Pepper potato chip – the perfect fit for settling in with a drama.”
I definitely thought this would be my favourite pairing because I love my dramas and I love Lime & Black Pepper Miss Vickie’s. But, this one snuck in and won me over:
Merlot + Balsamic Vinegar & Sweet Onion
I’d never actually tried either before and they were both so yummy. And perfect for an hour together unwinding in front of a good show.
So, tell me, do you eat wine and chips together? (I know I’m not alone because apparently 61 per cent of Canadians say they pair a glass of wine with a snack like potato chips at least once or twice a month.) Next time you do, I recommend you try one of these combos. Also, what series should we start next now that we’re almost through the last of the House of Cards episodes?
Disclosure: I worked really hard eating chips and tasting wine to bring this sponsored review to you.