• 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 (!!!!) […]

  • 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 […]

  • Clark County
  • FareStart Dinner in Pictures #IFBC15

    In the months leading up to IFBC, the Facebook group for attendees and alumni was buzzing with excitement. And who wouldn’t be excited? IFBC is one of the best conferences there is! One of the topics of conversation was a dinner at FareStart. The idea behind FareStart is really awesome. They train adults who are […]

  • Holidays
  • A Thanksgiving Wine Primer

    Thanksgiving is, by a foodie standard, the orgasmic holiday. Everyone stresses the perfect turkey, the perfect sides, the perfect desserts and the holy grail…the perfect wine pairings. The typical Thanksgiving dinner has a myriad of flavors. Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Green bean casserole. Macaroni and cheese (that may just be my family…). Stuffing/dressing. Cranberry sauce. An […]

  • Cocktails
  • It’s *that* time of year again…

    The air is nippy…houses are brightly adorned with twinkling lights…people are driving with trees on their roofs…local stores are packed…the little ones are really making sure they’ve been good… Yep…it must be the holidays. Which means it’s also time for holiday parties, gift exchanges and those “oh shit!” last minute gifts.  Or the predicament I […]