Touraine Bringing that Sunshine

Between the wedding and bridesmaid duties, I was able to quickly stop by the beach over the weekend for some R&R. It was a cloudy day but this bottle of Catie San Touraine 2019 was giving me all the sunshine I needed. The wine was imported by Drink the Rent, who touts a collection of…

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…

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…

Chablis and Me

Early on in my wine journey, I wasn’t a big fan of Chardonnay—I had drunk too many California butter bombs—until I met Chablis. From the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France, Chablis is my favorite expression of Chardonnay.

Wigging Out in Quarantine

I’m going on week five of working from home and probably week three of a pretty legitimate quarantine. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. I miss the weekly routine, my friends and family, my CrossFit cult community, eating at restaurants, running pointless errands, paddle boarding—the list can…

Sweaty Rosé Sips

With everything on lockdown, I’m still managing to get my crossfit in. Yes, at a home gym aka my wine-drinking deck, but it’s a decent place to get my sweat on. After a workout these days, instead of avoiding alcohol because of the calories, I treat myself with a nice glass of vino. It’s the…

Vino Sips at Vinosummit

Whenever I’m passionate about something, I just dive right in and immerse myself in it. I started blogging about wine as a self-taught hobby but started taking classes and going to tastings whenever possible. The world of wine is so expansive and there is always something new to learn, so I was thrilled to see…

Winter Whites

The latest wine in my glass was Alois Lageder’s Haberle Pinot Bianco 2018.