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…

Natural Wines—So Trending Right Now

Natural wines have been all the buzz recently, but what are they? I stopped by a wine lab at Florida Wine Academy to get the skinny on the latest wine fab. The fabulous Nicole Ramos was leading the lab and gave us a lot to sip on—both metaphorically and physically. Natural wines are… Farmed sustainably,…

Wining in Lebanon

I’m always excited to dive into a new region, so I was particularly thrilled when Florida Wine Academy invited me to a special tasting of wines from Lebanon⁠—especially since my family, down the line, is Lebanese (thought you knew everything about me, ha!) Winemakers from Terre Joie and Sept Winery traveled far across the pond…

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…