Heading into the Weekend with Subject to Change Wine Co.

I grabbed myself this Subject to Change Wine Co. FKA Mixtape Real Heads Will Know 2020 because it looked like fun in a bottle. About Subject to Change Wine Co. Subject to Change Wine Co. makes wines with a strong character that are unique, fresh, and sometimes offbeat. From Mendocino, California, the winery sources grapes…

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…

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…

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…

No Risk, No Reward

Life is all about calculated risks – measuring out the risk versus the reward of each and every choice we take. I calculated the risk of drinking this whole bottle of 2018 Calculated Risk Chardonnay ;p I couldn’t find much information about the history or background of this wine, except that it’s made by Austin…

Sauv Blanc and a Weekend Prayer

It’s finally Friday! And after the hectic week I’ve had, I’m excited to sit back and decompress with some wine. I had a special delivery and opened up a 2018 Kenwood Vineyards Six Ridges Sauvignon Blanc. Kenwood Vineyards was established in the 1970s in the very heart of Sonoma, where together with a handful of…

The Collection is Basic

I was strolling through Target the other day (really just wandering through the wine aisle) and was instantly attracted like a moth to the light by the Rosé section. It’s that time of year (as if I really need an excuse), so I wanted to see what was new on the shelves. I decided on…

Manic Monday Usual

It’s a Manic Monday, so I’m coping with the “usual.” Usual wine’s Rosé, that is. It comes in an ultra-cute laboratory flask-like bottle, which holds 6.3 ounces, a perfectly (large) poured glass, in my opinion. Their wines are made in small, sustainably farmed batches with no additives. I couldn’t find much info on the vineyards,…

My Kind of Pour

There are just some days where I don’t want to open a whole 750ml bottle of wine (shocking, I know!) For those nights, there is Usual Wines. What grabs your eye initially, besides for the practicality, is the cool laboratory flask-like bottle. It holds 6.3 ounces, a perfectly (large) poured glass, in my opinion. Their…