Grillo in the Garden

Monday is upon us and I have a case of the Monday Blues. Luckily, I have memories of the weekend to help me get by. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, so I soaked up as much of it as I could – especially in the garden with some 2015 Cusumano Shamaris Grillo. Cusumano Winery is…

Italy Delivered to my Door

It may be January, but I just experienced Christmas! I received a massive delivery of Italian wine from Terlato Wines, which basically filled up my wine cooler and then some–so you’ll see me diving into an Italian series for a while 😉 The first bottle I pulled out was a 2017 Feudi di San Gregorio…

Girl Power with Arianna Occhipinti and SP68 Bianco in Sicily

One of the things I like about the Instagram wine community is discovering new bottles to try. Tonight, in celebration of a short work week, I’m sipping to a recommendation from friends Meg & Merlot (my IG wine bestie) and Drew DiMatteo (a wine yoda). The bottle of choice is a 2017 Occhipinti SP68 Bianco….

Sipping in the Big Apple

This past week, I took a trip with the family to the Big Apple—a winter girl’s trip with my stepmom and two little sisters. As the plane was touching down, I was finishing up a chapter of Cork Dork that featured the wine bar Terrior. It was also recommended by my friend Meg & Merlot….

Orange Wine Time

Fall is upon us—the air is crisp, Halloween décor is invading stores, and every basic bitch is indulging in pumpkin spice whatever (no dis, I’m basic sometimes). For my northeast peeps, who are turning in rosés for autumnal reds, I’ve got something seasonally festive to match your #FallVibesOotd—orange wine. You heard right, and it’s not…

A Taste of Austria

I’m always curious about diving in to new regions, so when my friend @jcerda82, a certified sommelier with a lot of knowledge, was tasting through Austria, I knew I had to do the same. For my first taste of Austria, I grabbed a bottle of 2016 Kremser Wachtberg Grüner Veltliner Kremstal DAC Reserve. Wine growing…

Picnics and Riondo Prosecco

I’m all about embracing the weekend, so I’m popping some bubbly for the occasion. The weather has been strangely cooler these summer (almost fall) nights, so I take every chance I get to enjoy a glass of wine outside. Today, I’m sipping on a glass of Riondo Prosecco. Established in 2008, Riondo is located in…

Burgundy and Sushi

I haven’t talked about Costco in a while, but I had a chance to pop over there to grab some wine (among MANY other jumbo-sized things). Glancing through the wine aisle, I looked for something I never had before, so I grabbed a bottle of 2017 Domaine de Chêne-Colombe Mâcon Villages. Mâcon-Villages wines are made…

Tómalo Suave

Relationships are all about compromise—what to cook for dinner, weekend plans, where to go on vacation, etc.—but one compromise I always dread is going to the ballpark. I’m always up for a football game, but when it comes to baseball, I know I’m going to be in for snoozefest. I just CANNOT get into it….

Torrontés & Tile

My wino friends, like @MegandMerlot, always inspire me to try to varietals and expand my palate (she has tried nearly 100 grape varieties). So the last time I visited Total Wine & More, I asked one of my friends there to help me do some exploring. One of the many wines he pulled out for…