A Volcano of Flavor

It’s #TravelTuesday, and my next planned vacation isn’t until June, so I’m traveling via my glass to Sicily with this 2014 Alta Mora Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso. Alta Mora is a winery from the Cusumano family where grapes are grown and harvested on the slopes of the active volcano, Mt. Etna, in Sicily. The…

Hooray for Sicilian Syrah

It’s #TipsyThursday, and even though I’m still recovering from a cold, I’m thinking back on last week when I was looking fine and sipping on some wine – some 2017 Cusumano Syrah, to be exact. Cusumano Winery is spearheaded by two brothers who run the operations closely with their father, Francesco Cusumano, and craft the…

Italian Vibes

With so many of my friends traveling to Italy in the next year, I had craving for the comfort of some spaghetti and meatballs (it’s not authentic, but whatevs). I had to pair the meal with a wine, so I grabbed a bottle of 2015 Cecchi Chianti Classico. Established in 1893, Cecchi (pronounced check-ee, which…

Grillo in the Garden

Monday is upon us and I have a case of the Monday Blues. Luckily, I have memories of the weekend to help me get by. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so I soaked up as much of it as I could – especially in the garden with some 2015 Cusumano Shamaris Grillo. Cusumano Winery is…

Italy Delivered to my Door

It may be January, but I just experienced Christmas! I received a massive delivery of Italian wine from Terlato Wines, which basically filled up my wine cooler and then some–so you’ll see me diving into an Italian series for a while 😉 The first bottle I pulled out was a 2017 Feudi di San Gregorio…

Girl Power with Arianna Occhipinti and SP68 Bianco in Sicily

One of the things I like about the Instagram wine community is discovering new bottles to try. Tonight, in celebration of a short work week, I’m sipping to a recommendation from friends Meg & Merlot (my IG wine bestie) and Drew DiMatteo (a wine yoda). The bottle of choice is a 2017 Occhipinti SP68 Bianco….

Wine from the Boot

As you can see, I’ve been diving into Italy lately, so it was only natural to pop open a bottle of Italian vino while making spaghetti and meatballs. I pulled from the wine fridge a 2015 Borgo di Marte Appassimento. It is crafted by the Botter family at their estate in the heart of Borgo…

A Taste of Italy at Wine by the Bay

Thinking back to my last wine tasting at Wine by the Bay, where we explored some wines and vines of Italy. Owner Stefano Campanini always does a great job of presenting the wines and giving background. Below was the roster for the night. 2017 Fonzone Greco di Tufo DOCG, Campania | This wine comes from…

2019 Better Be Chill

And just like that, another year has passed. 2018 was a mixed bag, but some highlights for me include purchasing my first home (#adulting), expanding my wine knowledge, and making great connections with all of you! I’m toasting to the opportunities to come in 2019 with some Ferrari Brut Trento DOC. This sparkling wine is…

A Gold NYE

In Miami, we have a reputation for being flashy, so this gold bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco fits right in—especially just in time for New Year’s. The dazzling packaging was inspired by the gold tiles that decorate the St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. Bottega has a rich history, over four centuries old, in the…