Sun and All That with My Pét-nat

It’s been a busy spring thus far, so I was thrilled to spend some time on the water—my happy place. For a day of paddle boarding in Biscayne Bay, I brought Lunaria Ramoro Pinot Grigio Spumante Biodinamico Brut Nature 2020 for the ride. Founded in 1964 by Camillo Zulli and six other producers, the Cantina…

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,…

Bimini Beach Wines

I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation because it didn’t last long enough. I was finally able to reflect and write my Bimini sips and tips guide, so make sure to check it out if you plan on heading there. I didn’t have much time to gather up a wine selection, since…

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…

Wine by the Bay: Franz Haas

I recently went to Wine by the Bay during my quest for Orange wine, so I was happy to return this weekend for a tasting of wine from Alto Adige. Owner Stefano Campanini hosted Andi Punter and Sofia Haas from Franz Haas Winery for a lively evening of friends and wine. Established in 1880, the…

Clean Life, Clean Wine

One thing I don’t really talk about here is the fact that I try to keep up a healthy lifestyle. From going to the gym to eating right—I try to keep health at the forefront (and wine has antioxidants, so I’m covered on all fronts). So when @wellandworth connected with me about a clean-crafted wine,…

Friends through Wine

It’s time to kick off the week and I am so excited about the wine I’m pouring tonight. Through my wino journey, I’ve met so many wonderful people who have taught so much about the vines, wines, and everything in between. One of the people who I’ve had the pleasure to meet along the way…

Kirkland Does Pinot Grigio

Everyone knows I’m a Costco-aficionado, so I’m always happy to try their Kirkland-branded items—from pizza to cheese to wine. During my last trip, I came across a Rosé (check out my review here) and a Pinot Grigio, so I grabbed a bottle of each to try for you! The 2017 Kirkland Signature Friuli Pinot Grigio…

Where Wine Meets the Moon

I’m usually a sauvignon blanc drinker, but pinot grigio is my next choice. I grabbed this 2016 Luna Nuda (🍑🌛🍆) pinot grigio from Publix. It’s from Italy’s Alto Adige Valley where the best pinot grigio grapes are sourced. It comes from a fourth generation family estate (Giovanett family). The name is derived from the mystery…