Everything Happens for a Riesling

Years ago, I used to be one of those people who thought all Riesling was sweet. Boy, was I glad to be wrong. Over the years, I’ve tried many styles of Rieslings from different regions. One of my latest bottles (a whole liter) was Weingut Brand Riesling Feinherb 2018. Founded in 1891, Brand winery has…

Taittinger for the Holidays

November is always a busy—but celebratory—month for me. Between my wedding anniversary, family birthdays, Thanksgiving, and the upcoming holiday season, life feels a bit like a whirlwind. Luckily, the one thing I don’t have to worry about is which libation will be in my glass to toast all these special occasions—it’s always Champagne Taittinger. “This…

My Heart is in Calon

Fighting off the Monday blues by dreaming of my sips in Ireland and that fabulous wine cellar. One of the bottles I pulled out to taste was Château Calon-Ségur Saint-Estèphe Grand Cru Classé 1990. Calon-Ségur is one of the oldest properties in the Médoc (in Bordeaux, for those not familiar)—dating back to the Middle Ages….

Floating with my Raft

I’m all about women supporting women, so I’m always happy to reach for wine made by female winemakers. One of my favorites is Raft Wines, created by Jennifer Reichardt. I recently grabbed this Raft Wines JONQUILLE Love Ranch Viognier 2020 for a day by the pool. As you guys may remember, I drank their Fleur…

Revisiting My First Orange Wine

Have you ever tasted a wine that changed your perspective? That gave you an “ah-ha” moment? I think everyone has some sort of story like that and mine starts with The Scholium Project The Prince In His Caves Sauvignon Blanc 2010. In 2015, Sean and I were celebrating an anniversary with a staycation at the…

Sipping with my raft

RAFT [n.]: 1. A community of waterfowl, like ducks. 2. A community of friends and family, to keep you afloat. I enjoyed this wine thanks to my friend Drew, sipping on it with my bestie Maritza and my hubby. A true “raft” if I ever saw one. The definition is found on the bottle and…

FLX on my Mind

I’ve got the Finger Lakes (FLX) on my mind all the time thanks to my northeast friends, like Adrian, Meg, and Nicole. Shit, Katie even ventured out there recently. The Finger Lakes are located in the heart of New York State, about a four-hour drive northwest of New York City. There are 11 individual lakes…

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…