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 …

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. …

Wine, Cabernet, Chardonnay

Welcoming Autumn with JaM Cellars

Thank you JaM Cellars for sponsoring this post. Looking for Butter Chardonnay or JaM Cabernet near you? Check out our Store Locator! Just pop in your zip code. Confession time: I am an Autumn-file. The second that the summer heat drops just one degree, I am busting out chunky knit sweaters and pumpkin spice. The moment it is socially acceptable (or even questionable) for me to start celebrating Fall, then it is happening. And like Mary Poppins hitching a ride on a northernly gust, it is time for me to jump on the seasonal train. So join me as I …

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 …

Sofia Brut Rosé, wine

Sofia Brut Rosé

Earlier this season, I kicked off the summer with a little blog post series I like to call “What’s my favorite Rosé?” It’s a part-informative, part-self indulgent series that (thankfully) many of you have requested. Late June, I introduced you to the delectable wine by Mathilde Chapoutier and promised to post more about this season’s best rosés. I take my promises very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that I have taken it upon myself to sample as many rosés I can get my hands on. I know, it’s a tough life. So without further ado, I present to you my second …

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!) …

Jam Cellars, Butter Wine, Wine, Butter Chardonnay, Chardonnay

Butter (Chardonnay) Mom Up!

With Mother’s Day just moments away, it’s time you seriously start brainstorming how you’re going to be spoiling that motherly pillar in your life. I actually had the pleasure of teaming up with JaM Cellars recently to create a “Treat Yo’ Self” day for the mom’s in my life using their Butter Chardonnay. And being a mom myself, I unabashedly joined in on all the festivities. So, if you’re a bit stuck on how to celebrate the upcoming holiday, then follow along with the steps below to recreate my (relatively) easy Mother’s Day celebration. STEP 1: The Wine No Mother’s …