The Collection is Basic

I was strolling through Target the other day (really just wandering through the wine aisle) and was instantly attracted like a moth to the light by the Rosé section. It’s that time of year (as if I really need an excuse), so I wanted to see what was new on the shelves. I decided on…

On Wednesdays, we Drink Pink

On Wednesdays, we wear (and drink) pink, so I popped open a bottle of 2017 Barton & Guestier Rosé D’Anjou. Founded in 1725 by Irishman Thomas Barton, Barton & Guestier is the oldest winehouse in Bordeaux. Barton & Guestier wines have been present in the U.S. market since 1785 and were drank by Thomas Jefferson…

Rosé in Winter

One of my favorite things about living in Miami is the weather – especially the fact that I can shamelessly drink “Rosé all day” without batting an eye 😉 Today, I poured a glass of Olema’s 2017 Rosé. The Story of Olema from Amici Cellars | Olema Wines on Vimeo. The vision behind every Olema…

#StopAndSmellTheRosé with Georges Duboeuf

Some people limit Rosé just to summertime but being from Miami and living in an endless summer, you know my mantra is Rosé all day. While it’s snowing in most of the country and my neighbors to the north are breaking out their red wine selections, I’m pausing to #StopAndSmellTheRosé with a bottle of 2018…

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…

Manic Monday Usual

It’s a Manic Monday, so I’m coping with the “usual.” Usual wine’s Rosé, that is. It comes in an ultra-cute laboratory flask-like bottle, which holds 6.3 ounces, a perfectly (large) poured glass, in my opinion. Their wines are made in small, sustainably farmed batches with no additives. I couldn’t find much info on the vineyards,…

Love at First Taste: Virginia Wine Month

What do you know about Virginia wine? I didn’t know much myself until I took a trip up to “the Commonwealth” during Virginia Wine Month (October) to see what it was all about. Virginia may not be the first place that pops in your head when you think of wine, but their viticultural history predates…

An Unexpected Rosé

If you’ve been following my wino journey, then you know that I am a big fan of Rosé. With Miami’s hot and humid climate, it’s the perfect everyday sipper. I recently decided to branch out from my usual Côtes de Provence Rosés and grabbed a bottle of 2017 Bougrier Pure Loire Rosé d’Anjou. Courtesy Famille…

Endless Summer with Winestyr

Even though fall is around the corner (you know you’ve already seen Halloween merch at stores), I can’t help but keep grasping at summer. I live in Miami, where it’s oh so hot, so it’s truly an endless summer (except for that one week of “winter” in January). I take advantage, prance around in my…

Renovations & Rosé

You’re going to get an apology upfront. I’ve been a little MIA recently, but for a good reason. I purchased my first home—a charming fixer upper—and have been consumed by renovation projects left and right. Luckily, I’m finally settling in, and can focus more on wining and writing. My first bottle back to it is…