Sommelier-Approved Tips, Tricks, and How-Tos from founder Sarah Tracey!
Whether you're looking for advice on how to put together a wine tasting, help with pairing wines with cheeses and other foods, new cocktail inspiration, or not-so-basic wine intel you feel like you should know by now... these articles will help you level up your lifestyle with only the most fun, useful, and relevant wine info. Cheers!
Ask anyone who regularly entertains what her most frequently received host gift is, and you’ll hear the common answer: a bottle of wine, of course! But how do you know which wine to bring? And the best way to present it, that will set you apart as a thoughtful, creative guest and not a stingy or lazy one?
For some, Thanksgiving is all about turkey and football. For us, it's about bringing people we love together around the same table.... and such a convivial scene deserves some fabulous cocktails to kick it off! Check out some of our favorites.
More people today than ever are fully on the wellness train. Unfortunately, when it comes to wine, many of us don’t give our wine selection the conscious vetting that we give the rest of our lifestyle! But have no fear, The Lush Life is here, to break down exactly what it means for a wine to be organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and even vegan (yep, most wines aren’t vegan…. read on to find out why).
The ultimate in chic, breezy Italian style, an aperitivo party is the perfect excuse to gather your friends for a casual yet festive evening! We’re sharing our simple elegant menu, fabulous signature cocktail, party playlist, and of course the perfect wine pairings!
Great shoes are every bit as essential to being a busy, on-your-feet sommelier as a good wine opener and decanter! After years of searching for the perfect pair, we found some amazing fashionable and functional footwear. See how to pair these killer styles with your favorite wine!
The type of closure on your bottle can make a big difference in the taste of your wine, and the environmental impact of the packaging is something we should all absolutely be considering... because honestly, every day should be Earth Day. Today we’re diving deep into natural corks!
The Kentucky Derby® is right around the corner, and the ‘Run for the Roses’ is an excellent excuse for a party. The Lush Life partnered with 14 Hands Winery to provide you with everything you need to host your own next-level Derby viewing party: recipes, wine and cocktail pairings, fashion and decor inspo, even your music playlist. So grab your festive hat, because we're off to the races!
One of the most fascinating wines in the world, and one of the coolest to pair with all kinds of dishes, is one that you're probably not drinking.
Find out why Champagne is the VIP beverage of choice for everyone from Marie Antoinette to Jay-Z...
Do you #brunchsohard? We do! If you're looking to expand your brunch beverage repertoire beyond mimosas, here are the best wines for brunch pairing perfection.
Because wine and cheese go together like J Lo and A-Rod, why not throw together a fun wine and cheese night for your crew? This week we're throwing the spotlight on the fantastic wines and cheese of Italy!
Did December bring way too much eggnog, cheese platters, and copious amounts of cake into your life, leaving you in a panic to atone for your sins now? If your first thought is to cut out wine, you may want to re-think that…. here’s why.
From Spain to Italy, New York to California, France to Austria and beyond: 2017 took us all over the world in search of memorable wine moments! Here are 10 favorites from founder Sarah Tracey.
Hit the bubbles aisle with total confidence! Our essential guide to shopping sparkling wine takes all the pain out of choosing Champagne (and Cava, Cremant, and Prosecco, too!)
If you're lucky enough to be hosted this holiday season, don't just bring the same old tired bottle of Prosecco or boring bouquet. Our boozy hostess gifts are much more fun!
Your place may not have an Architectural Digest-worthy wine cellar- but that doesn't mean you're off the hook for properly taking care of your bottles! It's easy if you follow our wine storage tips.
Love going out, but don't love that moment when the wine list hits the table and all eyes are on you? We have you covered with these expert sommelier tips to make ordering the perfect bottle quick, painless, and maybe even... fun? Read on!
The Lush Life's Stylist-In-Residence, Robyn Roberts, shares everything you need to pack for your fall wine country trip.
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.
Planning a wine country bachelorette, honeymoon, or girl’s weekend? Don’t leave home without my sommelier-tested travel essentials!
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!
Expert advice on assembling your wine country 'lewks' from our stylist-in-residence, Robyn Roberts of Styled By Robyn. Don't jet off to Napa (or Tuscany, or Provence) without this intel!
Why mess with a mix when you can shake, stir, and blend up these luscious creations?
There's more to wine than red or white...
'Tis the season- cold and flu season that is! Can hot cocktails double as cold remedies?
There's one way to find out....
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.
Trust us, you will want to bookmark this.
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!
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?
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.