A Taste of Austria

I’m always curious about diving in to new regions, so when my friend @jcerda82, a certified sommelier with a lot of knowledge, was tasting through Austria, I knew I had to do the same. For my first taste of Austria, I grabbed a bottle of 2016 Kremser Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Reserve. Wine growing…

Burgundy and Sushi

I haven’t talked about Costco in a while, but I had a chance to pop over there to grab some wine (among MANY other jumbo-sized things). Glancing through the wine aisle, I looked for something I never had before, so I grabbed a bottle of 2017 Domaine de Chêne-Colombe Mâcon Villages. Mâcon-Villages wines are made…

Torrontés & Tile

My wino friends, like @MegandMerlot, always inspire me to try to varietals and expand my palate (she has tried nearly 100 grape varieties). So the last time I visited Total Wine & More, I asked one of my friends there to help me do some exploring. One of the many wines he pulled out for…

Taittinger Tuesdays

Any day is a good day for Champagne, so why not make #TaittingerTuesdays a thing? I am pulling out a Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé for the occasion. My mother-in-law brought it for us from Ireland, complete with the cute carrying case, so we were lucky enough to enjoy it with her upon her return. Pierre…

Cheers to Sparkling Margaritas

When I’m not drinking wine, I’m sipping on some tequila. So it’s no surprise that I’m always up for margaritas. Sometimes, I like mixing my two loves to create some bubbly, yet spicy, concoction. This time around, I grabbed a bottle of Louis Pommery NV Brut Sparkling to create my Sparkling spicy margarita. Alexandre Louis…

Snap, Crackle, Pop, Champagne

“Snap, crackle, pop, champagne!” That’s what my husband says every time we pop open a bottle of bubbly, which lets me know it’s going to be a good time. We recently closed on our first home, which is a good reason to pop open a bottle of Champagne (but, really, do I need a good…

A Sip of the Kosmos

To infinity and beyond! In celebration of Global Astronomy Month, I’m popping open a bottle of Gérard Bertrand Kosmos 2014. Kosmos is the symbol of the alliance of Gérard Bertrand and his winemakers’ spirit to blend varieties from the finest terroirs in the South of France, and the influence of the planetary forces from our…

Easter in a Glass

It’s that time of year again, when egg-shaped chocolates, pastel colors, and bunnies emerge! For my Easter brunch, I plan on sipping on some Rosé—Château Vignelaure Rosé 2016 to be exact. Château Vignelaure, “the vineyard of the sacred spring,” is located in the appellation Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Set high in the hills, the vineyard covers more…

Wining with Lolita

Whenever I go to St. Petersburg, my cousin-in-law tries to take me to some wino spots so I can relish in delicious wines for all of you to read about. This time around, we went to Lolita’s Wine Market, a quaint little restaurant with dazzling Edison bulb light features and a nice wine selection. As…

Grillo & Oysters

When my lovely New Yorker girlfriends are in Miami, we love wining and dining around town. Last time, we stopped at Mignonette, a former 1930s gas station turned oyster bar/seafood restaurant, and had one delicious evening. Courtesy Mignonette We chose a variety of plates to share including oysters—Rockefeller and raw, charred octopus, lobster deviled eggs,…