Everything’s Coming up Rosés

With daylight savings here—one of my least favorite times of the year—I figured I would look on the bright side and use that extra hour to work on my yard. If you didn’t already know, I’m really into plants. Landscaping is so therapeutic and rewarding, it’s truly one of the ways I unwind when things…

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…

A Taste of Austria

I’m always curious about diving in to new regions, so when my friend @jcerda82, a certified sommelier with a lot of knowledge, was tasting through Austria, I knew I had to do the same. For my first taste of Austria, I grabbed a bottle of 2016 Kremser Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Reserve. Wine growing…

Picnics and Riondo Prosecco

I’m all about embracing the weekend, so I’m popping some bubbly for the occasion. The weather has been strangely cooler these summer (almost fall) nights, so I take every chance I get to enjoy a glass of wine outside. Today, I’m sipping on a glass of Riondo Prosecco. Established in 2008, Riondo is located in…

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…

Torrontés & Tile

My wino friends, like @MegandMerlot, always inspire me to try to varietals and expand my palate (she has tried nearly 100 grape varieties). So the last time I visited Total Wine & More, I asked one of my friends there to help me do some exploring. One of the many wines he pulled out for…

Taittinger Tuesdays

Any day is a good day for Champagne, so why not make #TaittingerTuesdays a thing? I am pulling out a Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé for the occasion. My mother-in-law brought it for us from Ireland, complete with the cute carrying case, so we were lucky enough to enjoy it with her upon her return. Pierre…