*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 (!!!!) […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lunch with Planeta Winery – A Journey to Sicily without the Jet Lag!
So shortly after WBC, I got an email from the rep from Palm Bay International, who is the US importer for Planeta Winery, asking if I’d like to join them for lunch at Portland’s Serratto Restaurant. I had some use-it-or-lose-it time from work to utilize as I wished, so I said, “Sure!” Now, I seem […]