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”

The Top 5 Things I Learned From My First Video Blog

My brother and I want to take our blogging in a new direction this year, including using video blogs. And since we live in two different cities, we plan on using technology to our advantage and taste wine together online. Let’s just say, video blogging is a lot harder than it looks. Our thought: split screenContinue reading “The Top 5 Things I Learned From My First Video Blog”

Chicken Spiedini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and a little Treveri to ring in the New Year

Continuing my virtual journey through Italy, I incorporated a little bit of Italian cuisine into our holiday meal.  One of my favorite meals that my husband prepares is Chicken Spiedini, which hails from the Garozzo’s in Kansas City (and the Abruzzo region in Italy) Spiedini basically means “skewered meat” and while it can be preparedContinue reading “Chicken Spiedini, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and a little Treveri to ring in the New Year”

The Importance of Making Bad Wine Pairings

We have all been there – standing in the wine aisle at the grocery store, hoping the perfect wine will just jump into the cart. Meanwhile, the minutes are ticking away, dinner needs to get cooked. Giving into the pressure and confusion, you reach for the mid-priced wine with the interesting label and hope that youContinue reading “The Importance of Making Bad Wine Pairings”

Fall Wine Classic: Chappellet, Piccini Memoro and Campo Al Mare

The cooler weather and shorter days are a sure sign fall is here. To me, this means it is time for something a little heartier on the menu and in the glass. A recent shipment from Wine Chateau brought me three great wines, a fall classic of sorts. My selection included a bottle of ChappelletContinue reading “Fall Wine Classic: Chappellet, Piccini Memoro and Campo Al Mare”

Oregon Pinot Noir and My Return to Rex Hill Winery

It started with a piece of salmon and the search the perfect pairing.  And that was when I found my bottle of Rex Hill Reserve Willamette Valley 2008 Pinot Noir. A beautiful garnet colored wine, it looked beautiful in my wine decanter. It had a nose of tart cherries, tannins, black pepper and a hint of citrus.  AndContinue reading “Oregon Pinot Noir and My Return to Rex Hill Winery”

Lunch at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle – Good Food and Wine

My brother, Seth and I decided to treat ourselves to a lunch and a glass of wine.  After all, we have been working pretty hard lately and a little treat was much-needed.  We chose Purple Café & Wine bar – a restaurant here in Seattle known for its healthy wine list. Purple Café has a fewContinue reading “Lunch at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle – Good Food and Wine”