Lombardy, Inferno and Risotto Milanese

Moving along my virtual wine tour through Italy, my next stop is the Lombardy region. Lombardy is the home of Milan, Marscipone cheese and Ossobuco (a fancy dish consisting of veal shanks and bone marrow). More importantly, it is the home to a good handful of wine regions, the three most well known include the … Continue reading Lombardy, Inferno and Risotto Milanese

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The Velvet Devil and the Devil’s Novice – A Double Dose of Devil

There are certain wines I consider 'cocktail wines.' They tend to be boozy - high alcohol content and a lot of heat.  And sometimes that is not a bad thing. Especially on a Friday night after a long week of work and life. A solid "go-to" cocktail wine is The Velvet Devil by Charles Smith.  … Continue reading The Velvet Devil and the Devil’s Novice – A Double Dose of Devil

Nebbiolo, Agnolotti dal Plin and the Piedmont Region (Italia)

I got stuck in Italy. Well, virtually stuck in Italy. And I am not complaining. Italy is one of my favorite European countries. You see, I started a virtual wine tour, so I could enjoy both wine and food from different wine regions all over the world. I merrily ate and drank my way through … Continue reading Nebbiolo, Agnolotti dal Plin and the Piedmont Region (Italia)

Resonance Extra Brut

Marie Courtin Resonance Champagne

Marie Courtin's Résonance Champagne is luxurious. The lemony yellow wine offers flavors of citrus and green apple, and is both refreshing and smooth. The very low dosage allows this wine to pair nicely with just about any meal, as well as hold its own as a stand alone drink. If you are looking for a … Continue reading Marie Courtin Resonance Champagne

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. The … Continue 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 start … Continue 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 closer … Continue 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 breakfast … Continue 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bUmx-hk-c 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 … Continue reading Vina Olvido Rosado, a Refreshing Summer Drink