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…

Best Wine with Fish

Who doesn’t love a good wine and fish pairing? I know I do (even though I won’t be eating this barracuda). I went fishing the last time I was in Bimini, which got me thinking about all the types of wine with fish pairings out there. One solid rule is to pair wines based off…

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…

Exploring Wine in the Finger Lakes at Camp

When you think of the best wine growing regions in America, where does your mind wander to? Some may say California or Oregon but there is way more depth to winemaking in this country—think east coast. Yes, east coast. This past month, I spent a few days in the Finger Lakes, NY and learned why…

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….

Revisiting My First Orange Wine

Have you ever tasted a wine that changed your perspective? That gave you an “ah-ha” moment? I think everyone has some sort of story like that and mine starts with The Scholium Project The Prince In His Caves Sauvignon Blanc 2010. In 2015, Sean and I were celebrating an anniversary with a staycation at the…

Garden Grüner

If you guys know me, you know I love a good outdoor space. Give me lush landscape, flowing flower gardens, and bountiful vegetable gardens. Some of my favorite times are when I drink wine al fresco on my deck. For one of the latest sipping sessions, I grabbed a bottle of Christina Grüner Veltliner 2020….

Occhipinti Frappato for Women’s History Month

Cheers to Women’s History Month! Throughout the month, I’ll be featuring different female-centric wines and I’m kicking off the necessary celebration with a wine by a kick ass female winemaker—Occhipinti Frappato Terre Siciliane IGT 2017. My friend Drew introduced me to Arianna Occhipinti’s wines a little while back (you can see my notes on her…

Finger Lakes Wine on my Mind

I’ve got Finger Lakes wine on my mind all the time thanks to my northeast friends, like Adrian, Meg, and Nicole. Shit, Katie even ventured out there recently. About the Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes (FLX) are located in the heart of New York State, about a four-hour drive northwest of New York City. There…