Gloria Ferrer, Sparkling Wine, Brut, Blanc De Noirs

Getting Cozy with Gloria Ferrer

Thank you Gloria Ferrer for sponsoring this post. Elevate your everyday entertaining this season with Gloria Ferrer wines! There is no better season than winter to cozy up in wool socks, grace your shoulders with a beloved throw, and warm yourself to the sipping delights of a good sparkling wine. Not only is this a great season to savor life’s little indulgences, it also happens to be quite a romantic scenario. So whether you’re having special guests over during the holiday season or want to elevate your home date night, I highly suggest your do it with Gloria Ferrer. If …

Virginia Dare Vineyard, Pinot Noir, Wine, Chardonnay

Give Thanks with Coppola & Virginia Dare Wine

We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving and that means this weekend will be filled with preparatory trips to the market for supplies. While I am sure you won’t forget the necessities like turkey and yams, there’s one item you need to make sure you don’t go without… wine! Lucky for you, my friends at Francis Ford Coppola Winery is offering an exciting online special this Thanksgiving for anyone trying to figure out what to bring to the feast. Choose either or both of these easy drinking Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine collections to pair with family, friends and …

Rosé, cocktail, wine, barefoot wine

Apple Rosé Cider with Barefoot Wine

Rosé is traditionally thought of as a light summer wine. And while I am all for tipping back a glass on a hot summer’s day, I am all for enjoying the libation year-round. It truly is a lovely drink to sip during every season. If you’re still a little skeptical and don’t want to shake up too many vineyard feathers, then might I suggest an Autumn themed rosé cocktail? Apple Rosé Cider featuring Barefoot Wine, to be exact! My lovely friends at Barefoot wine sent me a fabulous bottle of their Rosé and some fun instructions on how to enjoy it during …

Family Copploa, Coppola WInery, Great Women Spirits, Spirits

Family Coppola Launches Great Women Spirits

One of the perks of my job is I am one of the first to find out about the newest food and drink products to be released. So, when they are particularly amazing and noteworthy items, I am going to relay this information to you, my lovely reader, as quickly as possible. You should know as soon as I do, don’t you think?! Well today, I’m sharing with you the recent press release I received from my friends at the Family Coppola. Always at the forefront of the newest trends in drinks, as well as always being a champion for …

nino franco, prosecco, prosecco tower

Prosecco Tower How-To with Nino Franco

A little over 7 years ago, I married my wonderful husband. But no one knew it. We had a big wedding planned, invites were already out, flowers paid for, and all deposits non-refundable. We were thrilled to celebrate that special day with our friends and family, but we also wanted something that only the two of us shared. So a few months before our big day, we dressed to the nines and got secretly hitched at the courthouse in Manhattan. We then went to our favorite NYC restaurant and ordered a bottle of bubbly. That bottle was Nino Franco Rustico. …

sparkling wine, emmy awards, governors ball

Ferrari Trento: Official Bubbly of the Emmy Awards

Every year I get dolled up for the Emmy’s. I have a full hair and make-up team arrive at dawn. Mani and pedi while hair removal commences. Multiple gown fittings, proceeded by stitching me into a skintight dress. Designer shoes. Bling up the wazoo. Minimum of an hour practicing poses in the mirror. Then I take the important walk down the red carpet… I mean, my hallway to my living room, park myself on the couch, and don’t move for the next 6 hours as I watch the Emmy Awards on TV. This is usually a solitary viewing, as my …

Wine, Cabernet, Chardonnay

Welcoming Autumn with JaM Cellars

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Looking for Butter Chardonnay or JaM Cabernet near you? Check out our Store Locator! Just pop in your zip code. Confession time: I am an Autumn-file. The second that the summer heat drops just one degree, I am busting out chunky knit sweaters and pumpkin spice. The moment it is socially acceptable (or even questionable) for me to start celebrating Fall, then it is happening. And like Mary Poppins hitching a ride on a northernly gust, it is time for me to jump on the seasonal train. So join me as I …

Rosé Monté Carlo, Rosé, wine

Monaco Rosé Monté Carlo – Best of Summer

Welcome to the fourth installment of my picks for the summer’s best rosés. Today’s bottle is not for the faint of heart. It is rosé at it’s finest. And it is a bit pricier than the previous, more causal picks I have laid out in the series. But sometimes you have to betray your better judgement, scream ‘YOLO’, and just go for it. Feast your tastebuds on the Rosé de Monté Carlo.  Now I have stated in previous posts, I am not a wine expert. So if you are connoisseur of fine vintages, this is not the site for you. …