• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Ooops…

    Wow…it’s been over a month since my last posting.  But I have a good excuse.  Really! You know those Christmas presents you bought for your loved ones?  I was one of the bright, shining, smiling faces who rang those purchases up for you, made the store look pretty at the end of the day and […]