rub a dub, Wine in the tub

These days, I find myself trying to relax and unwind more often than not—sometimes even in the tub. On the latest edition of light-candles-and-soak-before-you-lose-your-damn-mind, I brought a bottle of Matthiasson Chardonnay Linda Vista 2018 to accompany my search for a “serenity now” moment (Seinfeld, anyone?). I had been wanting to try Matthiasson wines for a…

Vino Sips at Vinosummit

Whenever I’m passionate about something, I just dive right in and immerse myself in it. I started blogging about wine as a self-taught hobby but started taking classes and going to tastings whenever possible. The world of wine is so expansive and there is always something new to learn, so I was thrilled to see…

No Risk, No Reward

Life is all about calculated risks – measuring out the risk versus the reward of each and every choice we take. I calculated the risk of drinking this whole bottle of 2018 Calculated Risk Chardonnay ;p I couldn’t find much information about the history or background of this wine, except that it’s made by Austin…

Prisoner of Wine

Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Between work, family, and commitments, you can sometimes feel like a prisoner to the man. Luckily, you’re not and can (ironically) drink to that with The Prisoner Red Blend 2015. The Prisoner Wine Company is a California producer based in Rutherford, Napa Valley, and is known for its highly acclaimed…

Petit Sirah, Hoorah!

My good friend and wino mentor, Amanda, visited me recently and brought new a bottle of wine to try. She knows that I’m open to exploring, but that I am hesitant to taking the plunge into new varietals, so she brought me something different to try. The bottle of 2014 Maxville Petit Sirah was definitely…

Roaring Ca’Momi

As many of you may know, I don’t venture out much in the world of red wine. I drink a lot of cabs and some riojas, but I mostly stick to what my palate knows. The other night, a friend brought me out of my red wine shell with this 2014 Ca’Momi Merlot. Ca’Momi is…

Enjoying Some Ducking Wine

It may sound strange, but my husband has always wanted a pet duck. He imagines it frolicking in the backyard with our dog, bonding and being the best of pals. I imagine that whole scenario quite differently, and unfortunately, not as adorable. So when I saw this 2015 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, featuring a duck in…