Stocking Stuffer: Coppola Diamond Collection

Alcohol, Brands, Drinks, Holidays, Product Reviews, Recipes, Spirits, Wine

We are 4 days away from Christmas! So, if you are in need of a quick and fun stocking stuffer, then I have one that is sure to please the wine enthusiast in your life. The Francis Ford Coppola Winery has released their Diamond Collection wines in can form. And they make for a seriously …

Books & Bottles: Coppola Winery Book Club

Alcohol, Brands, Drinks, Product Reviews, Recipes, Wine

Time and again, I receive the same request from readers, social media followers, and even friends at casual gatherings… what wine do I recommend? I often smirk at this question for two reasons: I am absolutely not an authority on wine and I hold the unconventional belief in the industry that wine quality is relatively …

Give Thanks with Coppola & Virginia Dare Wine

Alcohol, Brands, Drinks, Entertaining, Holidays, Recipes, 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 …

Winemakers Week in Belize

Alcohol, Brands, Cocktails, Drinks, Recipes, Restaurant, Travel

Looking to plan a winter holiday to escape the frigid temperatures of the season? Then I have a suggestion: Drink wine in Belize. I know, brilliant idea, right?! The Family Coppola Hideaways is inviting guests to join them for a one-of-a-kind Winemaker Week from November 29 to December 6. This extravagantly curated wine tasting adventure will take …

Sofia Brut Rosé

Alcohol, Brands, Cocktails, Drinks, Product Reviews, Recipes

Earlier this season, I kicked off the summer with a little blog post series I like to call “What’s my favorite Rosé?” It’s a part-informative, part-self indulgent series that (thankfully) many of you have requested. Late June, I introduced you to the delectable wine by Mathilde Chapoutier and promised to post more about this season’s best …

Paris Can Wait

Alcohol, Cocktails, Drinks, Product Reviews, Recipes, Travel

If I were to write an autobiography, it would look more like an eccentric menu, than an actual novel: We start with a childhood of hummus with a side of fresh pita bread. The teenage years were served with an unhealthy dose of burgers and fries. The twenties saw a veritable mix of overly-sweetened cocktails and …

The Director’s Cut

Alcohol, Brands, Cocktails, Drinks, Entertaining, Product Reviews, Recipes

A surprising perk of my job as a food and drinks writer is that I get the inside scoop on the biggest events in Hollywood.  I am actually sent gift boxes of the scrumptious treats the stars will be munching and sipping on at awards show. Oh yes, the starlet gods have looked down upon me with …