Importance of Roe and Reproductive Rights with a Side of Wine

Given the overturning of Roe, it was imperative to speak out and provide accurate, reliable, and clear information on the latest Pouring Over Pages Podcast episode about reproductive rights and abortion rights. Dr. Willie Parker’s (@drwillieparker) “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” is the perfect book to achieve this. Book Overview In “Life’s Work”…

Wine Tips for Beginners

The industry has a bad reputation for being elitist and full of old pale stale males, but not to fear—that’s quickly changing because wine is for everyone. I started my wine blog as a platform to encourage inclusivity and growth. I wanted to document and share my wine journey for others to learn about wine…

Drinking the Best Champagne with Bomb Dom Pérignon

When I got my hands on this bottle of Dom Pérignon Champagne 1990, I knew exactly the occasion to save it for. I planned on sharing it with my BFF Maritza for her birthday since it was her birth year wine. Unfortunately her birthday was back in December when I had a terrible stomach flu…

It’s About Time!

So this post has been a long time coming. I took the photo in January 2021, assuming that I would drink both Gut Oggau bottles (I originally drank the Weinland Weiss Theodora 2019) and post it in a relatively fast pace, but whelp, I was wrong. It was one of those things where you kind…

Everything Happens for a Riesling with Brand Winery

Years ago, I used to be one of those people who thought all Riesling was sweet. Boy, was I glad to be wrong. Over the years, I’ve tried many styles of Rieslings from different regions. One of my latest bottles (a whole liter) was Weingut Brand Winery Riesling Feinherb 2018. Founded in 1891, Brand winery…

Taittinger Comtes and Nocturne for the Holidays

November is always a busy—but celebratory—month for me. Between my wedding anniversary, family birthdays, Thanksgiving, and the upcoming holiday season, life feels a bit like a whirlwind. Luckily, the one thing I don’t have to worry about is which libation will be in my glass to toast all these special occasions—it’s always Champagne Taittinger. “This…

Queen of the Castle

Feeling like the queen of the castle at Ashford Estates, sipping on this Pittnauer ‘Konig’ Rosé 2020, which I bought at The Lamplight Wine Bar. (Side note: The lady at this bar is awesome! Was chatting with her for a while) Based in Austria, Pittnauer has become a family affair. In 1959, Lorenz Pittnauer laid…

Floating with my Raft

I’m all about women supporting women, so I’m always happy to reach for wine made by female winemakers. One of my favorites is Raft Wines, created by Jennifer Reichardt. I recently grabbed this Raft Wines JONQUILLE Love Ranch Viognier 2020 for a day by the pool. As you guys may remember, I drank their Fleur…

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…

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…