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…

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…

I Love You Bunches

Sometimes you’re so overwhelmed and in the weeds that you ask yourself, “Why do I do this shit?” Why do I spend so much time tasting, writing, and photographing wine? Why do I continue even though the algorithm keeps changing and engagement is harder to achieve? It’s because of this amazing community that fuels my…

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…

Sun and All That with My Lunaria Pét-nat

It’s been a busy spring thus far, so I was thrilled to spend some time on the water—my happy place. For a day of paddle boarding in Biscayne Bay, I brought Lunaria Pét-nat Ramoro Pinot Grigio Spumante Biodinamico Brut Nature 2020 for the ride. About the Winery Founded in 1964 by Camillo Zulli and six…

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…

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…

Wrapping + Wine

The holiday season is in full swing and I’m in full-blown gift-wrapping mode. Since childhood, my family would load up on all the gift-wrapping fixings the day after Christmas in preparation for the next year. From ornament name tags to ribbons and bows, my mom and aunt would pull out all the stops and I…