Disclosure: I was provided this wine as a media sample. All opinions are my own. It’s finally summertime here in the Pacific Northwest! The skies are blue, flowers are blooming, and the summertime whites and rosés are flooding the market! This Sauvignon Blanc has a nose full of fresh citrus zest, gooseberry, and slight hints […]
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 […]
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 Taste of South America: Fantastic Summertime Whites
I know. I know. I suck at this. I have a good reason for sucking, though! It’s been a crazy month of May in my household and will continue to be crazy for a while. If you’re not a personal friend of mine of Facebook and didn’t see the progression of posts, I will let […]
Caymus 40th Anniversary Tasting
Through a stroke of genius, and happening to constantly praise them via Twitter for having the best wine selection when it comes to Washington wine, I was invited to participate in a tasting and webcast at Total Wine & More on June 14th. This tasting happened to be the Caymus 40th Anniversary tasting. Knowing that […]
A Taste of South America with Terra Andina
Before WBC rolled around, I had the opportunity to taste through some wines from Terra Andina. These wines are for what I’d refer to as “introductory” wines. All of us wine geeks have that one friend who says, “I want to get into wine, but I don’t want to spend a lot of money.” Personally, […]
Trione Winery – A Medley of Wines
Around the holidays, I was contacted by Trione Winery to try their wines. I gladly accepted, as I’m always eager to try new (to me) producers! First off, how danged cute are those little bottles? They’re the perfect size for tasting, traveling or just nights where you want a glass of wine, but don’t want […]
Kendall Jackson? Thanks, but no thanks.
I have this undying hatred of Kendall Jackson. I ripped them apart in a paper I wrote for an Advertising class I took about a year ago. And when I say ripped them apart, I mean, a no holds barred, what the f*&^ are you thinking advertising your swill as “America’s Number One Brand” ass-ripping. […]