• Columbia River Gorge
  • Dining Al Fresco: A Night at a Classic Steakhouse

    **Disclaimer: I was invited to this dinner as a guest of Husum Riverside Bed and Breakfast. As always, my opinions are my own.** When you think steakhouse, what do you think? I often think of a formal atmosphere with blindingly white tablecloths, perfectly set tables, and a rich, dark interior. Well, take that thinking and […]

  • Argentina
  • What I’m Drinking with my “Must Watch” Fall TV

    The warm days of summer are slowly slipping away, allowing for fall to gently come rustling in. Lemonade and iced tea are giving way to hot chocolate and apple cider. My most happy thought about this, though? It’s the new season of some of our favorite shows!! Here’s what I’m drinking while watching my shows: […]

  • Basel Cellars
  • Wine Wednesday: 2015 Basel Cellars Sauvignon Blanc-Sémillon

    Disclaimer:  This bottle was provided by the winery for review purposes.  All opinions are my own. I know, I know. I talk about Basel Cellars a lot. When wines are as delicious as these ones, though, they deserve to be raved about. In 2015, Basel Cellars brought on a new winemaker, Dirk Brink. He came […]

  • Tasting
  • Savor the best of Washington with Taste Vacations #traveltuesday

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links through the Taste Adventures affiliate program.  Participation in this program provides this blog with a small commission. Have you ever wanted to taste the best that Washington state has to offer? Have you ever looked at the Washington State Wine Commission site and just felt overwhelmed by your choices? […]

  • Merlot
  • Merlot Month: #MerlotMe

    In the movie Sideways, Paul Giamatti’s character proclaimed, “No, if anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!” The reason why he says that is not because he didn’t *like* Merlot, being that his prized bottle of 1961 Château Cheval Blanc is Merlot dominant. According to an article by Rick Bakas, […]