Wine for Women’s History Month

Cheers to Women’s History Month! Throughout the month, I’ll be featuring different female-centric wines and I’m kicking off the necessary celebration with a wine by a kick ass female winemaker—Occhipinti Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2017. My friend Drew introduced me to Arianna Occhipinti’s wines a little while back (you can see my notes on her…

Blushing Bride and Rose Vibes

This weekend, I was a bridesmaid at my little sister’s wedding. While we were primping and prepping, I opened a bottle of Villa Sparina rosé 2018 to celebrate the occasion. I’ve enjoyed their Gavi, so I was excited for this rosé. The Villa Sparina estate was purchased by the Moccagatta family in the late 1970s…

Hallowine

From bubbly Champagne goddess to cackling witch, my Halloween was a but different this year but it was well spent amongst a handful of close friends with lots of wine. ⠀ We started off by popping some Ruinart rosé, because who doesn’t love Champagne, followed by Viña González Bastías Naranjo Valle de Maule, a fun…

COVID-19 Travels through my Glass

Ah, 2020, what an unexpected journey you’ve been. This summer, I was supposed to take a couple of trips, including a wine trip to Abruzzo in Italy. Luckily, I can still travel through a wine glass and hopefully go next year. I chose Italo Pietrantonj Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo rosé 2017 for the occasion. Abruzzo is located…

Winter Whites

The latest wine in my glass was Alois Lageder’s Haberle Pinot Bianco 2018.    

Natural Wines—So Trending Right Now

Natural wines have been all the buzz recently, but what are they? I stopped by a wine lab at Florida Wine Academy to get the skinny on the latest wine fab. The fabulous Nicole Ramos was leading the lab and gave us a lot to sip on—both metaphorically and physically. Natural wines are… Farmed sustainably,…

Wine Country with Pelaverga

While the rest of the country is dealing with snow, we have been having such pleasant weather—lower temperatures and less humidity. I certainly can’t complain! I’ve been enjoying the seasonal change on my recently constructed DIY deck (by yours truly) with my new patio furniture. I like to call it my “wine country.” My latest…

A Secret Garden with Rosé

You know that I’m about that Rosé all day attitude, so I couldn’t help but pass up the opportunity to visit La Centrale’s seasonal Rosé garden. Inspired by the Isle of Capri’s oceanfront cliff side gardens, their pop-up Rosé garden is tucked on the second floor and draped with blossoming bougainvillea flowers. I stopped by…

Fighting Mondays with Merlot

I’ve been trying ward off the Monday scaries, instead of filling up with dread, so I treated myself to Italian delivery and some Cusumano Merlot on Sunday night. Cusumano Winery is spearheaded by two brothers who run the operations closely with their father, Francesco Cusumano, and craft the wines with winemaker Mario Ronco. The wines…

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…