Harvest Fun with Olema

Happy #WineWednesday! Today I opened up a fabulous harvest gift package that featured Olema wines 2017 Pinot Noir. Olema, which means Coyote in Miwok, honors Sonoma County and the coast Miwok Native Americans who inhabited the area. The vision behind every Olema wine is to capture a sense of place in a bottle, all while…

Waits-Mast Wednesdays

It’s #WineWednesday and I’m pouring the last bottle (oh no!) of wine from my Winestyr box. Today’s pour is a 2014 Waits-Mast Pinot Noir from Wentzel Vineyard in Anderson Valley, California. Winestyr spends countless hours searching for the best small wine producers. Based in Sonoma County, California, their mission is to relentlessly curate the best…

Tómalo Suave

Relationships are all about compromise—what to cook for dinner, weekend plans, where to go on vacation, etc.—but one compromise I always dread is going to the ballpark. I’m always up for a football game, but when it comes to baseball, I know I’m going to be in for snoozefest. I just CANNOT get into it….

Endless Summer with Winestyr

Even though fall is around the corner (you know you’ve already seen Halloween merch at stores), I can’t help but keep grasping at summer. I live in Miami, where it’s oh so hot, so it’s truly an endless summer (except for that one week of “winter” in January). I take advantage, prance around in my…

Tall, Dark, and Blonde

Earlier this summer, I wrote about Westerly Wines’ 2013 Pinot Noir (which you could read about here), so I was excited to try their 2014 Côte Blonde. One of my favorite parts about Westerly Wines was the fact that they are altruistic and give back to the community. They partner with Wine to Water, a non-profit…

Horsing Around

I’m horsing around on a Tuesday with this 2015 Wild Horse Pinot Noir Central Coast. Located in historic Templeton, Wild Horse Winery was named for the wild mustangs that roamed the hills east of the vineyard estate. Founder Ken Volk selected the Templeton vineyard and winery location in 1981 for its low vigor soils, proven…

Drinking with a Purpose

Working for a non-profit organization, I understand the value in giving back to the community. I try to give back in different ways, through money and time, so I was happy to learn that the bottle of Westerly Wines Pinot Noir 2013 I grabbed came with a serving of altruism. Westerly partners with Wine to…

A is for Acacia

I have never really been a big fan of Chardonnay. I used to drink it at my parent’s house, since it was free, but since then I haven’t really touched the stuff. The other day, I decided to grab a bottle of A by Acacia Chardonnay 2015 and give it a whirl. Headed by general…

Cheers to Sparkling Margaritas

When I’m not drinking wine, I’m sipping on some tequila. So it’s no surprise that I’m always up for margaritas. Sometimes, I like mixing my two loves to create some bubbly, yet spicy, concoction. This time around, I grabbed a bottle of Louis Pommery NV Brut Sparkling to create my Sparkling spicy margarita. Alexandre Louis…

What the Buck?!

It’s been a while since I’ve strolled down the wine aisle at Publix, but this last time I noticed a lot of new wines. I grabbed Ye Old Buck Shack Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 because the woodsy label reminded me of my wannabe-redneck friend. The wine’s name comes from a 100-year-old dilapidated skinning shed, called “Ye…