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 …

90th Oscars 2018 Piper Heidsieck Coppola Winery 3 - Cheers to the 90th Oscars: Piper-Heidsieck & Coppola Winery

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 …

French, New Year's Eve Party, Wine, Cheese

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 …

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!) …