Revisiting My First Orange Wine

Have you ever tasted a wine that changed your perspective? That gave you an “ah-ha” moment? I think everyone has some sort of story like that and mine starts with The Scholium Project The Prince In His Caves Sauvignon Blanc 2010. In 2015, Sean and I were celebrating an anniversary with a staycation at the…

Sun and All That with My Pét-nat

It’s been a busy spring thus far, so I was thrilled to spend some time on the water—my happy place. For a day of paddle boarding in Biscayne Bay, I brought Lunaria Ramoro Pinot Grigio Spumante Biodinamico Brut Nature 2020 for the ride. Founded in 1964 by Camillo Zulli and six other producers, the Cantina…

Hallowine

From bubbly Champagne goddess to cackling witch, my Halloween was a but different this year but it was well spent amongst a handful of close friends with lots of wine. ⠀ We started off by popping some Ruinart rosé, because who doesn’t love Champagne, followed by Viña González Bastías Naranjo Valle de Maule, a fun…

Surprises in South Africa

I recently participated in a virtual tasting hosted by Verve Wine, where I stumbled upon Craven Pinot Gris Stellenbosch 2019 from South Africa. I read it was a skin contact aka orange wine, so I was both intrigued and excited.   Their story began back in 2007 while both Mick Craven and his now Aussie…

Natural Wines—So Trending Right Now

Natural wines have been all the buzz recently, but what are they? I stopped by a wine lab at Florida Wine Academy to get the skinny on the latest wine fab. The fabulous Nicole Ramos was leading the lab and gave us a lot to sip on—both metaphorically and physically. Natural wines are… Farmed sustainably,…

Slovenian Sips

With National Orange Wine Day happening earlier this month, I’ve taken the liberty of drinking more skin contact wine to ring in fall (or as much “fall” as we could get down in Miami). My latest orange sipper was Movia’s Rebula Ribolla 2015. This wine comes from Slovenia—one of the most ancient winemaking cultures in…

Orange you Glad I Didn’t say Orange

This week, I had quite a few comments about orange wine after posting my “Orange wine is the new rosé” shirt. Some good and inquisitive, some VERY opinionated (overly opinionated, if you ask MY opinion). In celebration of National Orange Wine Day, I wanted to highlight a new orange wine (to me) that was delicious….

Hungary for Wine

Every Since The Real Housewine spread her love of orange wine throughout Instagram last October with creating its own national holiday, I’ve been seeking out this deliciously funky treat whenever available. Unfortunately, there isn’t a huge variety of orange wine in Miami – I had such a hard time finding it to celebrate the holiday…

Happy National Orange Wine Day!

Have you ever had orange wine? Orange wines are white wines that are made with skin contact, meaning they are made like red wines with the grape skins present during fermentation. The skin, which isn’t normally left on during fermentation for white wine, gives these “orange” wines their amber hue. The deepness in orange color…

Orange Wine Time

Fall is upon us—the air is crisp, Halloween décor is invading stores, and every basic bitch is indulging in pumpkin spice whatever (no dis, I’m basic sometimes). For my northeast peeps, who are turning in rosés for autumnal reds, I’ve got something seasonally festive to match your #FallVibesOotd—orange wine. You heard right, and it’s not…