• Italy
  • An Escape to Europe: Affordable European Wines for Summertime

    *Sidenote* My apologies *AGAIN* for disappearing. Life is crazy. Life is good. Life is making me BACKLOGGED! Recently, I was able to attend a tasting with some affordable Italian, Croatian, and Macedonian wines. And when I say affordable, I mean under $20/bottle retail, for the most part. While I won’t go through all 16 (!!!!) […]

  • Spain
  • Holiday wine that won’t break the bank: Tempranillo

    Christmas is less than a week away…have you already made your wine selections? No? Don’t feel bad, neither have I! Then again, due to extenuating circumstances, I’m not spending the holidays with my family (long story and I don’t want to/can’t really talk about it…it’s one of those things), so I’m with what I’ve called […]

  • Columbia River Gorge
  • A Treat for A Girl’s Day: Jacob Williams Sadie Red

    Girl’s Day Out. What more can I say. For us ladies, days with our girlfriends are usually full of giggles, silliness, food and, of course, wine (or other alcoholic beverages)! While on a Girl’s Day with a friend who I hadn’t seen in…well…honestly, forever, we went up the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and into the […]

  • Food
  • One Girl, One Glass in the kitchen…Oven Roasted Salmon & Renegade Wine Rosé

    The last Thursday (usually) of every month, Sean Sullivan from Washington Wine Report hosts a virtual tasting via Twitter. This month, the wine chosen was Renegade Wine Company’s 2013 Columbia Valley Rosé. Now, we’ve been having some wild weather here at the world headquarters. A freak snowstorm that left me with a foot of snow […]

  • California
  • WBC Day 2, part 2 – Speed Dating Part II

    Yeah, yeah, I know. I’m waaaaaaaaaay behind on this. Between craziness at work (helllloooo mandatory overtime…and no, I don’t work in retail!!), being sick for god only knows how long (the bug overstayed it’s welcome) and in light of the events in recent weeks (if you’re not familiar with what’s happened, google “Clackamas mall shooting” […]

  • Value
  • Defining Value…

    Recently, in my real life job, this question was posed… “What do you spend way too much money on?” Without skipping a single beat, I answered, “Wine.” That garnered a funny look for a split second from the trainer who posed that question, but he rolled with it.  “Okay.  I can see it.  You appreciate […]