Wine and Chinese Food Pairings

The Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year is around the corner (hooray, Year of the Rabbit!) and I’m already munching on dumplings. We always love grabbing dim sum from #KonChauChinese in Westchester and had a craving this past week (this one is for you, @curlycurlycurls). Looking for libations? Here’s what I like to pair with my Chinese favorites: 🍷Champagne (or Cava,…

Sipping The Outsider Viognier from Identity Wine Co.

Do you ever feel like the outsider? The Outsider Vol. 2 Viognier 2020 from Identity Wine Co. is anything but. About Identity Wine Co. The story started with Cuban American Winemaker/Owner Pablo Antonio Suarez. In July of 2018, Suarez packed up his whole life into his Honda Civic, left Florida, and headed west to pursue his…

Dinner with Château Lynch-Bages

I was looking back at my 2022 photos and didn’t realize that I never formally posted this beauty—Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 2003. This was one of my fun WineBid.com buys. About Lynch-BagesThe history of Lynch-Bages, situated in the lands of “Batges” at the entrance to Pauillac, is emblematic of the Médoc region. Although…

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…