Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight

Holiday Wine & Cheese Tasting Flight

Thank you Castello Cheese for sponsoring this post. Castello Cheese makes entertaining easy with its range of flavors. Hanging out with your family during the holidays can be filled with warmth, laughter, and fun. It can also be filled with awkward moments of silence and utter boredom. After the initial excitement and hurried catching up that takes place, there can definitely be lulls in the hoopla. Let’s face it, you might not have a lot in common with most of your family members. But there are two universal forces that never fail to please… cheese and wine! So, in preparation …

Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Noir Can

Stocking Stuffer: Coppola Diamond Collection

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 cool and unexpected gift from Santa. In particular, the Coppola Monterey County Pinot Noir can is a perfect accompaniment to a holiday celebration. With aromas of ripe cherry, lavender, and vanilla bean highlighted by flavors of plum, strawberry, and star anise, it’ll be a shining …

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Backyard Bestie Birthday Party: Donuts & Middle Sister Wine

Thank you Middle Sister for sponsoring this post. Bring your favorite Middle Sister wine along to all of your celebrations this year! Did you know that you can have more than one soulmate? Sure, we all know about the romantic soulmate, but what about your foodie soulmate? Mine is donuts. We were destined to be together. Or how about a kindred spirit who just so happens to be a furry friend? I certainly have had other worldly connections with a dog or two in my life. Those that find themselves with more than one soulmate are truly blessed. Especially when they …

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Dekantā Opens its Digital Doors to its Japanese Wine Cellar

As I’ve mentioned before one of the many perks of being a food and drinks writer is that I get exclusive information before the public. Well, I’ve got some new scoop for you wine lovers, so listen up! The amazing Japanese wine makers at dekantā have opened up a digital wine cellar! Essentially, that means you can now buy their wine and have it shipped to your door. Yes, please! The winery has an amazing selection of regional bottles and I highly suggest you check them out. In the meantime, here’s the press release that I received detailing all the …

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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 …

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Tailgating with Seven Daughters Wines

A little less than a year ago, I moved from New York City to Houston. I did this without ever having visited the city and my experience thus far has been one filled with many perks. BBQ, tropical weather, gorgeous homes, BBQ, rodeos, cowboy boots, BBQ. Did I mention BBQ? And one perk I get to experience only a few months in, is the Super Bowl. Oh yes, my new hometown is hosting the big game this year and the air is electric. Downtown is a hub of football, music, food, and fun. Although I have not been looked down …

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Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear

There are a few foodie milestones that come with growing into a proper adult – eating your first mouthful of caviar without gagging, knowing the difference between chocolate truffles and actual truffles, and learning to pair a good wine with a yummy dessert.  Well, I can’t help you with the caviar reflex (not something I’ve mastered yet, myself), but I certainly can help you with the dessert-wine pairing.   I recently teamed up with Gloria Ferrer to create a sweet spring recipe to go along with their Pinot Noir.  But before we jump to the recipe, it’s a good rule of …