Have you ever visited a wine region and dreamed of packing up your 9-5 to work in a gorgeous vineyard, surrounded by jaw dropping scenery and great wine? We talked to sommelier Yumi Ortiz to find out if it's really as amazing as it sounds.Read More
Planning a wine country bachelorette, honeymoon, or girl’s weekend? Don’t leave home without my sommelier-tested travel essentials!Read More
Wine and Cheese: classic like Bogey and Bacall, peanut butter and jelly, Barack and Michelle. There is a wrong way to do it, but follow these 3 fail-safe tips to get it right every time!Read More
Does your dad really need another tie? Gift him some great wine and spirits goodies instead.Read More
If the mom in your life would rather have rosé than roses, we have just the thing.Read More
Why mess with a mix when you can shake, stir, and blend up these luscious creations?Read More
There's more to wine than red or white...Read More
One of my favorite holiday traditions doesn't happen in December, but the deep dark days of January: our annual Soup & Sweaters Party! Fire up your crock pots, because we're about to get cozy.Read More
'Tis the season- cold and flu season that is! Can hot cocktails double as cold remedies?
There's one way to find out....Read More
We're approaching the dead of Winter on the East coast, and the cold and intermittently snowy days just make me want to invite the whole gang over for an 'Apres-Ski' themed Fondue Night. It's fun, it's retro, it's wintery, and there are so many awesome drink options to play with! Here are 5 pairings sure to please.Read More
Trust us, you will want to bookmark this.Read More
You don't need to be professional sommelier to gather your friends for a fun and educational evening of wine tasting. Part of the fun of exploring the wine world is coming together to sip and share your tasting notes with the other lushes in your life!
Sharing her tips on how to make it happen: our friend, fellow somm/lifestyle expert/author Hillary Zio!Read More
Whether you're a bride creating a wedding registry, a college student furnishing your first apartment, or a wine lover just trying to upgrade your current selection--- shopping for glassware can be daunting! There are dozens of wine glass styles out there, and those of us living in tight spaces might ask- does it even matter what kind of glass you drink your wine out of?Read More
Do you own some beautiful snifters, but feel a little lost on what to fill them with?
Brandy is a seductive sipper for quality fireplace time this winter... learn about this sexy spirit- and which bottles to start with- in this guest post from our friend Yolanda Shoshana.Read More
Why splurge for a crowded and overpriced New Year's Eve out somewhere when you can host your own swank gathering? This year I've dreamed up an Italian-style 'La Dolce Vita'-themed NYE Party. Read on for wine recs, food pairings, and more!Read More
Today's dose of holiday cheer: a fresh take on mulled wine using.... you guessed it.... my favorite, rosé! Mulled wine can be delicious but it can also be very heavy if made with a full-bodied red. I'm excited to share this recipe from my friends at Elouan Wines that includes meyer lemon and fresh ginger. The Elouan Rosé is a blend of Pinot Noir and Syrah grapes from 3 different growing regions around Oregon and it's the type of rosé that really should be sipped year round. Mulling it is a great way to 'winterize' it!Read More
Confused about screw cap bottles? No need for all that. I'm here to tell you exactly why you shouldn't fear them.... in fact, exactly the opposite!