• Food
  • Puff Pastry and the Holidays – A Perfect Match

    Yeah, yeah, I know.  I’m horrible.  I have some great posts coming up soon, though…including the dreaded “What to drink with Thanksgiving dinner” post. However, this isn’t about wine.  Today, we’re talking about my other favorite subject…FOOD!  Specifically, the versatility of Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry !! If you aren’t familiar with Puff Pastry, then let me […]

  • Garnacha
  • Wines of Garnacha: A Delight for both your Mouth and Wallet

    Recently, I got to taste one of my favorite grapes, garnacha/grenache. And when I say taste, I mean I got 10 bottles of this fabulous grape. 10!!! *EEEEKKKKK* Yes, I’m still drinking through them. Yes, it’s been a good drinkin’ week at the OGOGOW World HQ. I have 6 bottles left to drink. Whoever wants […]

  • My Story
  • The Past, Present and Future: Looking back, then ahead

    So 2015 brought me a whole lot of great wine, food and friends. It also brought some great travel opportunities to the Willamette Valley (first three posts), the Finger Lakes region of NY, and the great city of Seattle, just to name a few. In all my travels, I got to hear great people speak. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]