National Pinot Grigio Day

I’m all about celebrating special occasions—from the smallest moments to major milestones—so I couldn’t wait to celebrate National Pinot Grigio Day on May 17. In anticipation of the holiday, I put together a glam picnic “how-to” with Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio as the centerpiece.   Mezzacorona has been crafting Estate Grown wines since 1904. Located at…

A Glass of Galilee

As you may know, one of my favorite places is Costco. It’s my affordable wine and cheese mecca. During my last trip there, I was intrigued by the label of Recanati’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (I’m always attracted to shiny things). Then I noticed that this wine is from Galilee, Israel, a location I had never…

Put a Bird on it!

There are certain inside jokes that you can’t help but laugh at even if no one else in the room gets it. One of my favorite inside jokes comes from a Portlandia skit where stars Carrie and Fred go into a boutique and make items trendy when they “put a bird on it,” so whenever…

Italian Flavors in NYC

During my last visit to New York City, my friends put together a proper Italian meal for me – complete with Italian wine from Eataly 😋 The first was a 2015 Tamí Grillo from Sicily. This wine is farmed organically, and is fermented naturally and aged for six months in stainless steel. The wine is…