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The Problem with Some Wine & Food Pairings

Photo by John Canelis on Unsplash Whether you’re a seasoned dinner party pro or a nervous first-time host, you’re probably well aware that drinks deserve as much consideration as food itself. The right cocktail choices and wine pairings are, after all, a dinner party 101. But what happens if you’re starting to wonder why drinks hold such high standing? The fun is in the cooking, after all, and drinks can often be an added consideration many of us could do without. Have you not already got enough on your plate!? Sadly, as anyone who’s attempted to go against the drink quo can tell …

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Top Wine Pairings For Summer BBQ Time!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels The BBQ season is well and truly upon us, it’s high time to take a chill and kick back with our friends and family to soak up the sun with some delicious food. Whether you’re a lover of meats, fish, halloumi, or those vegetarian and vegan burger alternatives, the big (and most important) question remains- what about the wine? Here come some of the top wine pairings to make your summer soiree just perfect.  Sauvignon Blanc Sauvignon Blanc is a delicious summer bbq option; it’s a zesty grape with a crisp and clean acidity. The key fruit tastes …

Wilson Creek Sparkling Wine

Adulting is hard! Celebrate with Wilson Creek.

Thank you Wilson Creek Winery for sponsoring this post. Wilson Creek Winery encourages you to celebrate the little things in life with their line of sparkling wines. Laundry is the bane of my existence. I thought I hated it before I had a kid, and then I had a kid. Now I am drowning in a never-ending pile of mismatched socks. In general, I am a fully-functioning, proper adult. I bathe. My kid is (usually) bathed. I pay my bills. Heck, I even pull the weeds from my garden on a weekly basis. I just can’t seem to get it …

Italian Wine for your Valentine

La Dolce Vita: Italian Wine for your Valentine

This post was sponsored by the Italian Trade Agency as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Valentine’s Day is here, do you have plans yet? If you don’t, then I have a fabulously romantic and delicious way to celebrate love with a date-night-in… Do as the Italians and celebrate “La Dolce Vita.” That’s right, take your valentine on a tour of Italy through their most famous wines, and learn a bit about the land while you’re at it. Here are my steps to putting together a romantic “La …

Halloween Libations with Decoy Wines Merlot

Halloween Libations with Decoy Merlot

Thank you Decoy for sponsoring this post. Celebrate International Merlot Month this October by using the hashtag #MerlotMe on social! Did you know that October is International Merlot month?! Add Halloween to the mix and we are about to have ourselves a fabulous 31 days, my friends. To celebrate both occasions in style, I have teamed up with Decoy Wine to give you a lovely glass of Merlot and a killer bar cart for an adults-only All Hallow’s Eve. Mwahahah! So lets celebrate the grape with haunting Halloween libations from Decoy Wine! Wine is a fantastic way to offer your …

Grilled Dessert & Wine Pairing Station

Backyard Entertaining: Grilled Dessert & Wine Pairing Station

This content is for 21+ only. Thank you, Line 39 Wine, for sponsoring this post! The opinions and text are my own. If you are an avid follower of The Frosted Petticoat, then you know that I laugh in the face of the ordinary. Why think inside the box, when you can think outside?! From whimsical twists on traditional dishes to magically decadent entertaining ideas, life is too short to not mess with convention. So join me, breaker of traditional boundaries, as we add a unique twist to your backyard entertaining arsenal. With the help of Line 39 Wine and …

Backyard Bestie Birthday Party, Donut Tower, Middle Sister Wine

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 …

Trivento, Wine, Soccer, Backyard BBQ

Entertaining: Soccer, BBQ, and Trivento Wine

Thank you Trivento for sponsoring this post. Get in the game with Trivento Wine and Major League Soccer! With the Royal Wedding done and the Met Gala having snuck by like a bedazzled thief in the night, my sporting season is officially over. Yes, my personal sports are celebrity nuptials and vapid fashion extravaganzas. You know how much natural talent it takes to walk in 6 inch heels without breaking an ankle?! I certainly can’t do it, that’s why I cheer on the professionals. Unfortunately, my family does not partake in my passion. But there is one thing we can all …