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…

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…

Treat Yo Self

Some weeknights, you just gotta (in Tom Haverford voice) treat yo self! After a long day at work and brutal workout, I decided it was time for some wine and lobster. Despite by nagging urge to open Champagne, I opted for something more weeknight friendly and pulled a Bande de Louve Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Gang…

Sipping Blanc from Rhône

I’ve been on a bit of a French wine kick lately, so I explored Rhône Valley with a vin blanc. I actually don’t recall the last time I had a white wine from Rhône, so I was intrigued when I saw this M. Chapoutier Les Vignes de Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Blanc 2018 at a…

Backyard Bordeaux

With this summer being an interesting one—to say the least—I’ve been making the most of time spent outdoors. From the backyard pool to my lush garden to the serene beach, I’ve constantly been outside soaking up every bit of normalcy and sun I can get. Last weekend, I was strutting around the yard in some…

Chablis and Me

Early on in my wine journey, I wasn’t a big fan of Chardonnay—I had drunk too many California butter bombs—until I met Chablis. From the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France, Chablis is my favorite expression of Chardonnay.

Ribera y Rueda for the Holidays

Who is ready for the holidays!? Neither am I. I just started wrapping a few gifts, but still need to check a few people off my nice list. Luckily, I’m prepared for more online shopping and gift wrapping with Ribera y Rueda, which has been my go to wine after my tasting at Mega Wine…

No Risk, No Reward

Life is all about calculated risks – measuring out the risk versus the reward of each and every choice we take. I calculated the risk of drinking this whole bottle of 2018 Calculated Risk Chardonnay ;p I couldn’t find much information about the history or background of this wine, except that it’s made by Austin…

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…