Finger Lakes Wine on my Mind

I’ve got Finger Lakes wine on my mind all the time thanks to my northeast friends, like Adrian, Meg, and Nicole. Shit, Katie even ventured out there recently. About the Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes (FLX) are located in the heart of New York State, about a four-hour drive northwest of New York City. There…

Yo hago lo que me da la gana

Yo hago lo que me da la gana—like drink white wine in the winter. Last weekend, while the rest of the country was covered in snow, I enjoyed a crisp day outside in my shorts (sorry to rub it in) with Quinta de Couselo’s Turonia Albariño 2018. This wine comes from the Rías Baixas appellation…

Dangerou$ Hobbie$

So I’ve been holding onto this post for a while—since my birthday weekend in October, to be exact—   because I knew it would take some time to write and it deserved some love. I’ve started a new and dangerous hobby—finding old vintages on WineBid. I’ve been spending way too much time, and money, there (nervous…

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…

Touraine Bringing that Sunshine

Between the wedding and bridesmaid duties, I was able to quickly stop by the beach over the weekend for some R&R. It was a cloudy day but this bottle of Catie San Touraine 2019 was giving me all the sunshine I needed. The wine was imported by Drink the Rent, who touts a collection of…

Blushing Bride and Rose Vibes

This weekend, I was a bridesmaid at my little sister’s wedding. While we were primping and prepping, I opened a bottle of Villa Sparina rosé 2018 to celebrate the occasion. I’ve enjoyed their Gavi, so I was excited for this rosé. The Villa Sparina estate was purchased by the Moccagatta family in the late 1970s…

Treat Yo Self

Some weeknights, you just gotta (in Tom Haverford voice) treat yo self! After a long day at work and brutal workout, I decided it was time for some wine and lobster. Despite by nagging urge to open Champagne, I opted for something more weeknight friendly and pulled a Bande de Louve Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Gang…

Backyard Bordeaux

With this summer being an interesting one—to say the least—I’ve been making the most of time spent outdoors. From the backyard pool to my lush garden to the serene beach, I’ve constantly been outside soaking up every bit of normalcy and sun I can get. Last weekend, I was strutting around the yard in some…

Third Birthday Party & Giveaway

Alexa’s Wine Diary is celebrating its third birthday and I want you to be a part of the celebration! On July 22 at 6pm EST, join the party on Instagram Live, where I will invite three special guests to be part of the festivities: Nicole Muscari, Grape ChicAlessandra Esteves, Florida Wine Academy and 305 WinesDrew…

Surprises in South Africa

I recently participated in a virtual tasting hosted by Verve Wine, where I stumbled upon Craven Pinot Gris Stellenbosch 2019 from South Africa. I read it was a skin contact aka orange wine, so I was both intrigued and excited.   Their story began back in 2007 while both Mick Craven and his now Aussie…