Hooray for Chardonnay

Even though Chardonnay is one of the most diverse—and most planted—white wine grapes in the world, I am just giving it the respect it deserves. Many years ago, I didn’t like the buttery, oaky flavors and just wrote it off. Since I’ve been on this wino journey, I’ve given it other tries—with different regions and…

Verdejo en el Verano

Oh summer. Miami has been SO HOT lately, with a quick stroll outside feeling more like melting on the surface of the sun. I think us Floridians have amnesia about this time of year, because if we remembered it we would gtfo. Luckily, there is always white wine to cool you down, so I sipped…

Summer Splashes and Sips

Summer has come way too early in Miami and humidity is at an all-time high! That, mixed with catchy ads, provoked me to buy Target’s inflatable kiddie pool. When I opened the box and saw the fun print, I knew exactly which wine I was going to enjoy in there – Barton & Guestier’s 2018…

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…

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…

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…

Inflatables & Bubbly

Miami is always hot, but summer is sweltering – temperature is 90 degrees, but feels like 100 degrees kind of hot. Luckily, I was able to beat the heat this weekend poolside with La Marca Prosecco (and inflatables, of course). This Italian sparkling wine is pale yellow in color and has great bubbles. Its aroma…