A Volcano of Flavor

It’s #TravelTuesday, and my next planned vacation isn’t until June, so I’m traveling via my glass to Sicily with this 2014 Alta Mora Feudo di Mezzo Etna Rosso. Alta Mora is a winery from the Cusumano family where grapes are grown and harvested on the slopes of the active volcano, Mt. Etna, in Sicily. The…

Hungary for Wine

Every Since The Real Housewine spread her love of orange wine throughout Instagram last October with creating its own national holiday, I’ve been seeking out this deliciously funky treat whenever available. Unfortunately, there isn’t a huge variety of orange wine in Miami – I had such a hard time finding it to celebrate the holiday…

Wine from the Boot

As you can see, I’ve been diving into Italy lately, so it was only natural to pop open a bottle of Italian vino while making spaghetti and meatballs. I pulled from the wine fridge a 2015 Borgo di Marte Appassimento. It is crafted by the Botter family at their estate in the heart of Borgo…

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…

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…

Tall, Dark, and Blonde

Earlier this summer, I wrote about Westerly Wines’ 2013 Pinot Noir (which you could read about here), so I was excited to try their 2014 Côte Blonde. One of my favorite parts about Westerly Wines was the fact that they are altruistic and give back to the community. They partner with Wine to Water, a non-profit…

Easter in a Glass

It’s that time of year again, when egg-shaped chocolates, pastel colors, and bunnies emerge! For my Easter brunch, I plan on sipping on some Rosé—Château Vignelaure Rosé 2016 to be exact. Château Vignelaure, “the vineyard of the sacred spring,” is located in the appellation Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. Set high in the hills, the vineyard covers more…

A Wine for the Pessimist (Red Blend) in us all

Sometimes my husband calls me a pessimist, but I like to think of myself as a realist. Glass half empty, glass half full—whatever. Regardless of our different perspectives, I thought this Pessimist Red Blend from DAOU Vineyards was rather fitting, so I had to try it. The label was an eye-grabber and on top of…

Petit Sirah, Hoorah!

My good friend and wino mentor, Amanda, visited me recently and brought new a bottle of wine to try. She knows that I’m open to exploring, but that I am hesitant to taking the plunge into new varietals, so she brought me something different to try. The bottle of 2014 Maxville Petit Sirah was definitely…

Throwback to Toscana

With all the Instagram posts about harvest season, I’m getting nostalgic about my trip to Tuscany, Italy. In September 2011, my girlfriend’s and I visited as part of a European cruise and we were lucky enough to visit Fattoria Maionchi vineyard, a “wine-derful” gem. Located just outside of Lucca, the estate is comprised of a…