• California
  • New Year’s Eve Sparklers

    Dec. 31st is Champagne/Sparkling Wine Day. And why not have a better day? I always drink some sort of a sparkling wine on New Years Eve, whether it’s cava, champagne, crémant or other forms of sparkling wine, I usually have something bubbly to drink when the clock strikes midnight. Two that I enjoy for celebrations […]

  • California
  • Selections from “The International Wine of the Month” Club

    Around WBC time, I was contacted about reviewing selections from the International Wine of the Month Club. The International Wine of the Month Club is part of a larger group, Monthly Clubs, that also does beer, chocolate, flowers, cheese and cigars. Or, if you’re a fan of mixing and matching, they have a “Design Your […]

  • California
  • A Triple Header – 3 Wines from winechateau.com

    I was presented the opportunity to taste some wine from Wine Chateau, a retailer with both a brick-and-mortar presence in Metchuen, NJ & South River, NJ and an online storefront as well. I was sent three wines, an Italian Cab/Merlot blend, a California Cabernet Sauvignon and a California Pinot Noir. The first wine was the […]

  • Books
  • ~*~*~BOOK REVIEW~*~*~ “The Exes In My iPod: A Playlist of Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country”

    Alright ladies and gents, we *all* have that one playlist in our iTunes collections that’s dedicated to certain people who have broken us, beat us down and made us stronger. Am I right or AM I FREAKIN’ RIGHT?! I have a couple…”The Whorebitch is Going Down” is my personal favorite, just because of who it’s […]

  • 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” […]