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. …

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. …

Winemakers Week, Coppola Winery, Wine, Travel

Winemakers Week in Belize

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 place at both the Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn in Belize. Hosted by a winemaker from the award-winning Francis Ford Coppola Winery, this trip is perfect for those seeking relaxation, intrigue, and good wine.  I personally cannot think of anything more sexy than romping around Belize and learning about …

Mathilde Chapoutier Grand Ferrage, Rosé, wine

Finding my way with Mathilde Chapoutier

Summer has officially begun and for my wine glasses that can only mean one thing… Rosé. It’s perfectly light for the sweltering weather, has a refreshingly fruity palate, and gosh-dang-it rosé is so damn pretty! With all that said, over the next few months I will be featuring some of my top picks for best summer rosés. First up: Mathilde Chapoutier’s 2016 Côtes de Provence Grand Ferrage Rosé. Whew, that was a mouthful. Let’s get to know the bottle a little better, shall we? This wine is the brain child of an eighth generation wine maker. Mathilde Chapoutier is the 24-year-old (yes, 24!) …

coppola winery, vineyard, turtle inn, resort, cocktail recipe, margarita, travel, bloody mary

The Cocktails of Turtle Inn

  Is it just me or are you also willing to travel for a good cocktail? Now, I am not talking leaving your cozy suburb and make the 30 minute trek into downtown to a trendy bar. I am talking hop on a plane, don your most tropical bathing suit, and get your drink on by the beach… sort-of-travel. If you think this sounds completely insane, then let me direct you to your local Yelp directory here. Still reading? Alright, you are clearly my sort of person. Now that all the non-adventurers have moved on, let’s get down to the …