I Love You Bunches

Sometimes you’re so overwhelmed and in the weeds that you ask yourself, “Why do I do this shit?” Why do I spend so much time tasting, writing, and photographing wine? Why do I continue even though the algorithm keeps changing and engagement is harder to achieve? It’s because of this amazing community that fuels my…

Wine for Women’s History Month

Cheers to Women’s History Month! Throughout the month, I’ll be featuring different female-centric wines and I’m kicking off the necessary celebration with a wine by a kick ass female winemaker—Occhipinti Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2017. My friend Drew introduced me to Arianna Occhipinti’s wines a little while back (you can see my notes on her…

Inauguration Day Wine Picks

These last few years have been a culmination of countless what-in-the-actual-fuck moments from the White House. It truly felt (and still feels) like we’re living in “The Truman Show” with aliens watching down us in shock and awe. A social experiment gone bad. I started writing out all the appalling things President Trump has said…

Dangerou$ Hobbie$

So I’ve been holding onto this post for a while—since my birthday weekend in October, to be exact—   because I knew it would take some time to write and it deserved some love. I’ve started a new and dangerous hobby—finding old vintages on WineBid. I’ve been spending way too much time, and money, there (nervous…

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…

Chillable Reds

With fall in the air—not really in Miami, but everywhere else—it’s time to break out the reds. Since it’s still pretty hot and humid down here, I’m breaking out the chillable reds like Domaine Ruet Cote de Brouilly 2016.    The Ruet Family Estate Winery has sat on the terrain of Voujon in Cercié-en-Beaujolais at…

Woman Crush Wednesday + Wine

About last night…#WomanCrushWednesday was in full force with my beffies. We had our first girl’s night since, well, before the pandemic started. And let me tell you, the Zoom happy hours and daily messaging does not compare to cackling and catching up in real life. For this special, and now rare, occasion, we busted out…

40 Ounce Gamay!?

These days, I just wanna have fun in any way I can—from experimenting in the kitchen to exercising my green thumb in the garden. It’s all about the little things that keep us going. Yesterday, I grabbed a festive outfit for a relatively “fun” workout and thought, “I have a wine that pairs well with…

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,…

Wine Country with Pelaverga

While the rest of the country is dealing with snow, we have been having such pleasant weather—lower temperatures and less humidity. I certainly can’t complain! I’ve been enjoying the seasonal change on my recently constructed DIY deck (by yours truly) with my new patio furniture. I like to call it my “wine country.” My latest…