Purchase High Quality Wine Because YOU are Worth It

At some point along the way, I decided that since it was just me drinking wine at home, buying a nice, quality bottle of wine just wasn’t worth the cost. I gave up on on learning about wine, on blogging about trying wine, and just started buying low cost wine to have with dinner. TheContinue reading “Purchase High Quality Wine Because YOU are Worth It”

Le Grande Fete -Our Very Own Le Diner En Blanc

The day started out sunny and bright, another perfect July morning. After a cup of coffee and a few moments vegging on the couch, it was time to start setting-up for our Le Dîner en Blanc. The first step was to figure out timing for the menu. When to stop decorating and when to startContinue reading “Le Grande Fete -Our Very Own Le Diner En Blanc”

A Dinner Party Inspired by the Le Diner en Blanc

Every year about this time, right as school is letting out, I yearn for a change or some kind of exotic vacation. And while the cold, hard truth means there is no vacation waiting for me in mid-summer, it doesn’t keep me from scheming and dreaming. One way to make dream vacations a little closerContinue reading “A Dinner Party Inspired by the Le Diner en Blanc”

Refocus and Recharge, Ready, Set, Go!

When I first started this blog, I wanted to be like so many of the other wine bloggers out there. I wanted to write articles about great wines I had tasted, offering my unique insights. I wanted to be someone people looked to for wine recommendations, the person wineries sent their wines to for reviews.Continue reading “Refocus and Recharge, Ready, Set, Go!”

Mountain Dome Brut and a side of Donuts

It is Saturday morning and I am hungry. It has been a long week, and I want to indulge on something more than my normal coffee breakfast. I want brunch. The thing is, I love the idea of brunch, but I cannot eat most “brunch” foods (I am lactose intolerant). Eating any kind of breakfastContinue reading “Mountain Dome Brut and a side of Donuts”

Vina Olvido Rosado, a Refreshing Summer Drink

It has been a warm couple of days and it makes me think of the Summer In the City song by Lovin’ Spoonful: One way to escape the heat is a cold glass of wine, and at this moment, I decided a Rosé would be the best choice. I have found that Rose can sometimesContinue reading “Vina Olvido Rosado, a Refreshing Summer Drink”

Social Media as a Sales Funnel? An interesting perspective on how to use social media to build your brand.

Social media is confusing.  I should know, I work in the field.  There are so many different options when it comes to the different social media tools out there, it is nearly impossible for a business to know where to focus time and efforts. I recently read an article written by social media expert, Frank J.Continue reading “Social Media as a Sales Funnel? An interesting perspective on how to use social media to build your brand.”

A New Home and a Better Attitude, Thanks in Part to Good Wine

I whined quite a bit in my previous post about how hard it was to look for a new house.  Well, on the house front, after some patience and many more tours, we finally found a home we liked and wanted to call our own. While looking at homes, I critiqued each one the way IContinue reading “A New Home and a Better Attitude, Thanks in Part to Good Wine”

Searching for a Home is a lot like Critiquing a Wine

If stored properly, wines age nicely- yielding results that are both memorable and savory. The same should be said for houses. If aged well (kept up properly), the result should lend to a beautiful home with personality and curb appeal. Unfortunately, when it comes to houses and wine, this ideal situation is just that –Continue reading “Searching for a Home is a lot like Critiquing a Wine”

San Juan Vineyards Siegerrebe

March is Washington Wine Month, and is the perfect excuse to try different wines from all over Washington State. And what better place to start than the beautiful San Juan Islands and a bottle of San Juan Vineyards 2012 Siegerrebe. I had never heard of Siegerrebe until I tried this wine, prompting me to find outContinue reading “San Juan Vineyards Siegerrebe”