Taittinger 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…

Sipping with my raft

RAFT [n.]: 1. A community of waterfowl, like ducks. 2. A community of friends and family, to keep you afloat. I enjoyed this wine thanks to my friend Drew, sipping on it with my bestie Maritza and my hubby. A true “raft” if I ever saw one. The definition is found on the bottle and…

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…

Blushing Bride and Rose Vibes

This weekend, I was a bridesmaid at my little sister’s wedding. While we were primping and prepping, I opened a bottle of Villa Sparina rosé 2018 to celebrate the occasion. I’ve enjoyed their Gavi, so I was excited for this rosé. The Villa Sparina estate was purchased by the Moccagatta family in the late 1970s…

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…

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…

COVID-19 Travels through my Glass

Ah, 2020, what an unexpected journey you’ve been. This summer, I was supposed to take a couple of trips, including a wine trip to Abruzzo in Italy. Luckily, I can still travel through a wine glass and hopefully go next year. I chose Italo Pietrantonj Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo rosé 2017 for the occasion. Abruzzo is located…

Third Birthday Party & Giveaway

Alexa’s Wine Diary is celebrating its third birthday and I want you to be a part of the celebration! On July 22 at 6pm EST, join the party on Instagram Live, where I will invite three special guests to be part of the festivities: Nicole Muscari, Grape ChicAlessandra Esteves, Florida Wine Academy and 305 WinesDrew…

Starting Summer with La Fête du Rosé

It’s officially the beginning of summer (even though it’s felt like summer in Miami for a while), which means it’s time for long Rosé-filled days outdoors. To toast to the occasion, I grabbed a bottle of La Fête du Rosé 2018. Founded by Donae Burston, this Black-owned wine label is produced in collaboration with notable…