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…

FLX on my Mind

I’ve got the Finger Lakes (FLX) on my mind all the time thanks to my northeast friends, like Adrian, Meg, and Nicole. Shit, Katie even ventured out there recently. The Finger Lakes are located in the heart of New York State, about a four-hour drive northwest of New York City. There are 11 individual lakes…

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…

Das ist gut

When I was studying for WSET Level 2, one of the more difficult regions for me was Germany. The language is SO different from English and Spanish—it’s just a bit harsh on my ears. So whenever I see German wine, I try to grab it and improve on my wine education. The latest was Battenfeld-Spanier…

Yo hago lo que me da la gana

Yo hago lo que me da la gana—like drink white wine in the winter. Last weekend, while the rest of the country was covered in snow, I enjoyed a crisp day outside in my shorts (sorry to rub it in) with Quinta de Couselo’s Turonia Albariño 2018. This wine comes from the Rías Baixas appellation…

Wrapping + Wine

The holiday season is in full swing and I’m in full-blown gift-wrapping mode. Since childhood, my family would load up on all the gift-wrapping fixings the day after Christmas in preparation for the next year. From ornament name tags to ribbons and bows, my mom and aunt would pull out all the stops and I…

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…

rub a dub, Wine in the tub

These days, I find myself trying to relax and unwind more often than not—sometimes even in the tub. On the latest edition of light-candles-and-soak-before-you-lose-your-damn-mind, I brought a bottle of Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista 2018 to accompany my search for a “serenity now” moment (Seinfeld, anyone?). I had been wanting to try Matthiasson wines for a…

Touraine Bringing that Sunshine

Between the wedding and bridesmaid duties, I was able to quickly stop by the beach over the weekend for some R&R. It was a cloudy day but this bottle of Catie San Touraine 2019 was giving me all the sunshine I needed. The wine was imported by Drink the Rent, who touts a collection of…

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…