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….

Sipping with my raft

RAFT [n.]: 1. A community of waterfowl, like ducks. 2. A community of friends and family, to keep you afloat. I enjoyed this wine thanks to my friend Drew, sipping on it with my bestie Maritza and my hubby. A true “raft” if I ever saw one. The definition is found on the bottle and…

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…

Chillable Reds

With fall in the air—not really in Miami, but everywhere else—it’s time to break out the reds. Since it’s still pretty hot and humid down here, I’m breaking out the chillable reds like Domaine Ruet Cote de Brouilly 2016.    The Ruet Family Estate Winery has sat on the terrain of Voujon in Cercié-en-Beaujolais at…

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…

COVID-19 Travels through my Glass

Ah, 2020, what an unexpected journey you’ve been. This summer, I was supposed to take a couple of trips, including a wine trip to Abruzzo in Italy. Luckily, I can still travel through a wine glass and hopefully go next year. I chose Italo Pietrantonj Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo rosé 2017 for the occasion. Abruzzo is located…

Third Birthday Party & Giveaway

Alexa’s Wine Diary is celebrating its third birthday and I want you to be a part of the celebration! On July 22 at 6pm EST, join the party on Instagram Live, where I will invite three special guests to be part of the festivities: Nicole Muscari, Grape ChicAlessandra Esteves, Florida Wine Academy and 305 WinesDrew…

Surprises in South Africa

I recently participated in a virtual tasting hosted by Verve Wine, where I stumbled upon Craven Pinot Gris Stellenbosch 2019 from South Africa. I read it was a skin contact aka orange wine, so I was both intrigued and excited.   Their story began back in 2007 while both Mick Craven and his now Aussie…

Sharing the Love of Sherry

Are you a fan of Sherry? I didn’t know a thing about it until I dove into Jerez at Florida Wine Academy’s Vinosummit back in March. During my WSET Level 2 course last week, Sherry made another appearance as we tasted Bodegas Lustau Fino Jarana as part of the chapter on fortified wines. Fortified wines…