• 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 […]

  • Clark County
  • Travel Tuesday Destination: Vancouver, WA

    “Where are you from?” “Vancouver, Washington.” “Oh. Canada, huh? What’s it like there?” “I wouldn’t know. I’m from Vancouver, Washington. You know, in the state of Washington?” “Huh?” “*insert heavy sigh here* I live just north of Portland, Oregon.” “Oh, so you’re in Oregon, then?” *facepalm* That is a common conversation that happens in my […]

  • 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? […]

  • Wine Wednesday
  • Wine Wednesday: Birthday wine!!

    Today is my 30-somethingth birthday. No, I won’t tell you exactly how old I am. In honor of my birthday, though, I will share with you one of my favorite wines. Sauvignon Blanc can be a polarizing wine. Depending on where it comes from, it can have one of three noticeable characteristics – mineral, citrus-y […]

  • 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 […]