Wine and Chinese Food Pairings

The Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year is around the corner (hooray, Year of the Rabbit!) and I’m already munching on dumplings. We always love grabbing dim sum from #KonChauChinese in Westchester and had a craving this past week (this one is for you, @curlycurlycurls). Looking for libations? Here’s what I like to pair with my Chinese favorites: 🍷Champagne (or Cava,…

Sipping The Outsider Viognier from Identity Wine Co.

Do you ever feel like the outsider? The Outsider Vol. 2 Viognier 2020 from Identity Wine Co. is anything but. About Identity Wine Co. The story started with Cuban American Winemaker/Owner Pablo Antonio Suarez. In July of 2018, Suarez packed up his whole life into his Honda Civic, left Florida, and headed west to pursue his…

Dinner with Château Lynch-Bages

I was looking back at my 2022 photos and didn’t realize that I never formally posted this beauty—Château Lynch-Bages Pauillac Grand Cru Classé 2003. This was one of my fun WineBid.com buys. About Lynch-BagesThe history of Lynch-Bages, situated in the lands of “Batges” at the entrance to Pauillac, is emblematic of the Médoc region. Although…

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…

Heading into the Weekend with Subject to Change Wine Co.

I grabbed myself this Subject to Change Wine Co. FKA Mixtape Real Heads Will Know 2020 because it looked like fun in a bottle. About Subject to Change Wine Co. Subject to Change Wine Co. makes wines with a strong character that are unique, fresh, and sometimes offbeat. From Mendocino, California, the winery sources grapes…

Everything Happens for a Riesling with Brand Winery

Years ago, I used to be one of those people who thought all Riesling was sweet. Boy, was I glad to be wrong. Over the years, I’ve tried many styles of Rieslings from different regions. One of my latest bottles (a whole liter) was Weingut Brand Winery Riesling Feinherb 2018. Founded in 1891, Brand winery…

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….

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…