dekantā, Japanese Wine, Wine, Vineyard

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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Cheers to the 90th Oscars: Piper-Heidsieck & Coppola Winery

I have lived all around the U.S., but there’s one city that I hold near and dear to my heart. Hollywood. I am one of those rare unicorns that was actually born and raised in the rolling hills of Los Angeles. My childhood and formative teenage years are filled with exciting memories of growing up in the entertainment capital. Our neighbor to the left was the chief editor on all the Star Wars films, our neighbor to the right was the actor who played Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver, and across the street lived the super trendy make-up …

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Red Wine & Rose Water Brownies

There are two types of people on this earth. Ones who like their brownies chewy and ones who like them cakey. You just chose a side, didn’t you? It all comes down to texture preference. I was raised on thick blocks of light, neatly cut, cakey brownies. My husband was raised on thin slices of dense, messy, chewy slabs. It is a major point of contention in my house. When I make the fluffy version, my normally adoring partner looks down his nose at them, adamantly refusing to call them brownies. ‘This is absolutely delicious cake, love. Can you put …

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French Foodie New Year’s Eve Party

While casually perusing my work emails, I came across a name that made my heart stop. Email sender: The French Ministry of Agriculture. My pulse raced and my brow dripped with sweat as I fumbled to open the fortuitous email. Was I discovered to be the lone surviving ancestor to a recently deceased vintner, thus making me the heiress to a French vineyard?! Would my dreams of living out my days drinking wine in the Loire Valley become reality?! So many unrealistic thoughts ran through my mind, like that of a child contemplating Narnia. Not surprisingly, my Merlot dreams were …

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Red Wine Chocolate Frosting

With the advent of Pinterest, the idea of a simple wedding has fallen on the wayside.  Events oozing with immaculate decor is now the standard and you’d be hard pressed to find a fete without some sort of mason jar DIY detail.  But there is something to be said for the understated wedding.  Take for example today’s real nuptials between cuties Kyle and Melody.  This stunningly simplistic outdoor wedding in California would make even the most crafty couple yearn for the simple things in life.  We’ll let photographer Jessica Hensley introduce you to the couple, but make sure to grab …

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JaM Cab + Ice Cream

Labor Day is just around the corner and it often serves as a marker of seasonal milestones… the end of summer, the beginning of school, the start of pumpkin spice season, and the end of ice cream’s yearly reign. So it is only natural that the holiday serves as one last long weekend to sit back, relax, and enjoy the last fleeting days of warm weather. What better way to do that then with a glass of wine and a bowl of homemade ice cream? The sweetly named, JaM Cellars, sent me a few bottles of their JaM Cabernet to …