Hello hello! How’s everyone’s week going?

Not much to report around here. Getting ready to travel next week, so it’s been kind of crazy to leave everything ready before leaving for two weeks! I’m going on a well deserved vacation on the 20th to Holland and Germany and I couldn’t be more excited!

The only downside from traveling on the 20th is that I’ll miss a super fun event going on with Banfi Wines here in Chicago, but I still want to tell you all about it so you can actually make it. First, check out this video:

Banfi Perfect Pairings 2017 #BanfiSips from EGAMI Group on Vimeo.

You know what goes good with wine? Dating!

I think this is such a fun opportunity for all my single readers out there to meet people in a casual environment. Definitely more relaxed than a regular date. Also, you’ll have options to choose from hahaha.

You can register by visiting this link. It’s completely FREE and it includes:

  • Complimentary tastings of full-bodied and crisp Banfi Wines – Centine, San Angelo, and Rosa Regale.
  • A chance to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Chicago Cubs home game!
  • A complimentary 3-month trial to Zoosk, one of the country’s leading dating sites!
  • A complimentary gift bag featuring Banfi wine samples (while supplies last), Brix Chocolate and more!

Sounds good to you? The event will take place next Tuesday June 20th at 6:00 pm at the Fremont. Feel free to register HERE.  I wish I was able to make it so I could meet some of you, but hopefully next time I will. Anything at The Fremont is always so much fun!

Also, Banfi sent me these 3 bottles of wine…

… so I decided to share with you guys a super easy cocktail recipe that’s perfect for Summer! I make this all the time when it’s warm out because it’s so refreshing and insanely easy to prepare. Plus, everyone always LOVES this delicious Summer sangria.

You’ll need:

  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of raspberries
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 bottle of Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio
  • 2 cups of lemon soda
  • A splash of rum (Or as desired)

Cut all the fruit and mix together in a serving jar and enjoy!

Tip: Freeze all the fruit except the lemons (But don’t forget to cut them first!) and use them to keep the drink fresh instead of using ice.

How are you guys feeling about this drink? A total winner for Summer right?


Don’t forget to enjoy yourself and register to attend the “Banfi Perfect Pairings” event. Bring your bestie and just decide to have fun! I promise it’ll be worth it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week!


*Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banfi Wines. All opinions and stories are mine alone. Thank you for supporting sponsored opportunities on WOS.

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  • Darya

    This is just a trip of my dream! Thank you for sharing your experience! Wine is always good idea indeed! Now I’m thinking about a trip like yours…

  • Darya

    Oh wow!!! this is a trip of my dream! Thank you for sharing your experience! Wine is always good idea indeed! Now I’m thinking about a trip like yours…

  • Darya

    Oh wow!!! this is a trip of my dream! Thank you for sharing your experience! Wine is always good idea indeed!

  • Kayla Amadasun

    Summer sangria! You are speaking my language! Lol But this sounds like an awesome event! Though I’m off the market, I have a couple of single gal pals in Chicago who would love this. Will send them your way!

  • Ana Vukosavljevic

    Oh, this sounds amazing! I need to try this, I love wines!

  • Alyssa Moore

    I am so in love with this post. I am such a wine person! The event sounds so fun, if only I lived closer. I am going to check to see if there is a similar even near me (thank you). I booked this so I can make the Summer Sangria. Thanks so much xo

  • Sheree

    This is such a great summer drink recipe I have to make it for my summer party. I’m not a big wine drinker but it would be great to serve it to guests.

    ~ xo Sheree

  • Warren

    Great post babe! I love a good wine especially with friends, I think I’m going to give this drink a go next time I have friends over. XOWP

  • Jacqueline

    Omg this sounds so fun! If I was in town I would totally go. I’m gonna have to try that cocktail out. Perfect for summer. Thanks for sharing

  • Open Kloset

    Hey Love,
    Hows you?
    This event sounds soo Fun and I am a Big Wine Lover:) Obsessed with Sangria as well:)
    That Sangria looked soo Good:)
    Perfect Date Night Drink:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Day

  • Lily Rose

    Oh wow how fun! I love the idea of getting the single guys and girls together over good wines.
    Banfi wines totally nailed it with this idea. And your recipe looks super yummy for summer too!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Michelle

    What a fun event – wish I lived closer. And yes to Sangria! Gotta love a pretty and fruity drink 🙂 And have fun in Holland and Germany!

  • Maggie

    This summer sangria looks so good. I don’t really drink, but I have a lot of friends that do and I think this would be a perfect drink to make them. I’m glad you mentioned to freeze the fruit instead of using ice so it doesn’t water down the drink. I actually do that for coffee. Hehe.

    Maggie S.

  • Aurela lacaj

    The event sounds fun, now I wish I lived in Chicago, I want to try this wine recipe to drink with my hubby on the weekend at the beach house. It will be refreshing and perfect for summer days. I am so jealous you are going to Europe. I miss is so much and I can’t wait to go back. Have an amazing trip!
    Aurela x

  • Maryam

    This event sounds like so much fun! I’m single and I’ll definitely look into this and tell my other single friends. Also, I need to try to make this drink. It’s perfect for summer, so refreshing. and thanks for the tip to freeze the fruits instead of using ice.

    xx, Maryam

  • Wanderlustts

    Couldn’t come at a more perfect time now that the weather is so hot! I can’t wait to make my own sangria! My friend always makes these amazing drinks when we go to her parties but I’m so glad I have a recipe of my own now to try and make it for her when she comes over.
    The perfect drink for a girls night i’d say haha


  • Eva

    Nice post. I love white wines, especially prosecco. Nice events but I’m live in Italy. . The Sangria is very good and looking like a fresh drink perfect for summer.

  • Tandya

    First off, enjoy your trip to Holland and Germany! The “Banfi Perfect Pairings” event is the perfect mixer for singles. I would definitely suggest it to my friends, if they lived closer! This cocktail looks amazing! I love how you added frozen fruits to it.

  • Jessie

    I’m always fascinated with concept of wine pair. I never know what should be pairing with what. Thanks for sharing such a great post for me to learn a thing or two with pairing. And have a great trip to Holland and Germany! Can’t wait to see your new posts and photos!

    xx, Jessie

  • Christine Kong

    What a fun event and sad that you are missing it, however, your trip sounds amazing! I love sangria especially in the summer and this recipe sound easy and so refreshing to make. Date nights are definitely synonymous with wine and even though I don’t drink that much, a glass of sangria sounds so perfect to me right now! xoxo, Christine

  • Candace

    So genius to freeze the fruit and place them in the cocktail rather than using ice. It prevents the drink from watering down so fast, while keeping the drink nice and cold! I’ve never tried a cocktail with wine, but I’ve clearly been missing out. That Banfi Perfect Pairings 2017 event actually sounds like a blast! I’m sure singles will have a night to remember at this one! Have an amazing time on your vacay. You deserve it!

  • Eliza

    Wow, that sounds great! I can’t wait for your post about Holland and Germany. If you’re in Berlin, let me know and I’d be delighted to meet you for coffee. It’s always nice to meet some fellow bloggers, right?
    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re going to miss this great event. I really enjoyed watching this video. But I’m sure, this trip to Europe is well worth it.

    Cheers, Eliza |

  • VALE

    So you’re visiting Holland and Germany, enjoy babe! This event is genius! Good wine and dating are the perfect combo! I love sangria but I’ve never prepared it myself! Your recipe is super easy and looks yummy, I need to try it! Have fun in Europe babe, relax and enjoy! Love, Valeria

  • Vanessa

    Hey girl! I wish I were in Chicago to see more about this event, sounds fun! The recipe with Banfi looks so delicious and refreshing, perfect for the season. I am a wine lover, so I will definitely prepare this for mysel. How excited about your trip to Holland and Germany! Have fun and enjoy!


  • kierra

    Hopefully they will have another event that you can make it too. That sounds like such a fun time. Even though I’m taken I think id still go for the wine. I hope they wouldn’t mind. haha. As for this drink it looks so summer time fun drinks and I love it. Looks light and healthy which is good when it comes to drinking. I wish you a safe and wonderful trip to Germany. I feel you are going to love it. I hope to see some photos when you get back.

  • Manda

    I couldn’t wait to read this! I really want to see a video of the actual event! Idk why I think that would be very entertaining! YAY for vacation! I’m leaving today too! I’ve seen a lot of summer cocktail recipes but this one with Banfi looks SO SO yummy! I cannot wait to get to the beach and make this one for myself! Have a great time on Vay-kay beautiful!

    Manda |

  • Sharon

    Sounds like the perfect drink and easy to do recipe! Hope you enjoy your trip!!! Im sure it is well-deserved! You better relax and take tons of pictures for us, xx

  • Jen

    OMG wine sounds soo good right now! I wish I were in Chicago to attend this event. I’ll be on the lookout in case something like this comes around to LA. Have a great vacation!

  • Keyma

    Oh say no more. I have to try them out now. I’m a huge wino and love the sound if these.

  • Belén Serrano

    This looks sooo yummi! Great post, dear. xx

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  • Martina caruso

    Bellissimo articolo 💞
    Complimenti cara 😘😘

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  • Jennifer Lee Quattrucci

    Oh my goodness! I promise I will make this drink for a date night for me and my husband! Love the date night inspiration and such a fabulous wine !

  • Vanessa

    I’m not much of a wine drinker but my parents are! Need to check this out and perhaps gift my parents one! Great post, darling!
    xoxo, Vanessa

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