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…

Fa La La La Fizz

With Hanukkah upon us and Christmas around the corner, ‘tis the season to celebrate! I’m counting it down with some Thibaut-Janisson Virginia FIZZ. I first had this wine a little over a year ago when I went to Virginia to experience a harvest dinner during Virginia Wine Month. It was the first sip of the…

Ribera y Rueda for the Holidays

Who is ready for the holidays!? Neither am I. I just started wrapping a few gifts, but still need to check a few people off my nice list. Luckily, I’m prepared for more online shopping and gift wrapping with Ribera y Rueda, which has been my go to wine after my tasting at Mega Wine…

Treat Yourself with WTSO

That weekend shipment feeling. Who else gets excited when they see the mailman with a box that needs to be signed by an adult? I do, I do! Lately, I’ve been really into Wines ‘Til Sold Out (WTSO)—an online site with limited deals and steals. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Pennsauken, New Jersey, WTSO…

A Sip of Tuscany

With several cold fronts in Miami (sweater weather), I’ve been drinking more red wine. The other night, I discovered this Italian vino inside of my wine cooler, I believe left from a good friend of mine from a party. I’ve been really into Italian wine lately, so I was excited to open this 2016 Tenuta…

Rosé and Wrapping

Time to pair another Christmas tradition with wine. Growing up, my mom would hit up Target and Pier One the day AFTER Christmas to stock up on wrapping paper, boxes, and bows for the next year. I still carry on that tradition and have my own collection of festive papers and ribbon. Wrapping presents is…

A CHIC Christmas Celebration

Christmas celebrations come in all shapes and sizes. From large family gatherings on Noche Buena to intimate breakfasts on Christmas morning, no two are the same. Luckily, I have a sparkling wine that will fit in wherever you decide to celebrate. CHIC Barcelona Rosé is a single-variety Cava, which is Spain’s iconic sparkling wine style,…

I’m Dreaming of a Red Christmas

During the holidays, there’s nothing better than warming up with a glass of red wine. I did that just the other night with Literatura de Chile Reserva Carménère 2013. It’s from Rapel Valley in Chile, a large wine-producing region that produces roughly a quarter of all Chilean wine. The warm, dry region makes a wide…