Côtes du Rhône Villages Master Class

Have you tasted Côtes du Rhône wine lately? This past week, I attended an Inter Rhône master class about Côtes du Rhône Villages hosted by Vinya’s Allegra Eveangelo at Amara at Paraiso. The Rhône Valley was created during the last ice age as the Rhône Glacier carved its way south through France. Today, the Rhône…

Drinking Domaine de Bellevue La Justice

There’s little I love more than being outdoors, relaxing in nature. A glass of wine outdoors isn’t too shabby either. My latest outdoor sip was Domaine de Bellevue La Justice IGP Val de Loire 2019. About Domaine de Bellevue Not far from the Atlantic coastline, in Grétigné in Pays Nantais, France, is the domaine of…

Importance of Roe and Reproductive Rights with a Side of Wine

Given the overturning of Roe, it was imperative to speak out and provide accurate, reliable, and clear information on the latest Pouring Over Pages Podcast episode about reproductive rights and abortion rights. Dr. Willie Parker’s (@drwillieparker) “Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice” is the perfect book to achieve this. Book Overview In “Life’s Work”…

Wine Tips for Beginners

The industry has a bad reputation for being elitist and full of old pale stale males, but not to fear—that’s quickly changing because wine is for everyone. I started my wine blog as a platform to encourage inclusivity and growth. I wanted to document and share my wine journey for others to learn about wine…

Drinking the Best Champagne with Bomb Dom Pérignon

When I got my hands on this bottle of Dom Pérignon Champagne 1990, I knew exactly the occasion to save it for. I planned on sharing it with my BFF Maritza for her birthday since it was her birth year wine. Unfortunately her birthday was back in December when I had a terrible stomach flu…

Heading into the Weekend with Subject to Change Wine Co.

I grabbed myself this Subject to Change Wine Co. FKA Mixtape Real Heads Will Know 2020 because it looked like fun in a bottle. About Subject to Change Wine Co. Subject to Change Wine Co. makes wines with a strong character that are unique, fresh, and sometimes offbeat. From Mendocino, California, the winery sources grapes…

Everything Happens for a Riesling with Brand Winery

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 Winery Riesling Feinherb 2018. Founded in 1891, Brand winery…

Taittinger Comtes and Nocturne 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…