Heading into the weekend like…🛵

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

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…