Summer Water

I came across a brilliantly labeled wine the other day at Whole Foods, Summer Water. It’s the perfect way to describe Rose wine. It is after all one of the most popular wines for Summer. Rose comes in all shapes and sizes, hues of pink and flavor. It is easy to sip and refreshing on a hot…

Our Boy Jack

It’s the 144th Kentucky Derby and my money is on My Boy Jack! He’s a beautiful colt who’s odds, as of this morning, were 30-1. (UPDATE he’s now 5-1) He’ll post in the 10th spot and is said to be the most experienced 3-year-old out there. With 10 races under his belt, he should be…

A little Rust(ic) never hurt anyone!

My husband and I have been in our home since 2013. Since then, I have done a number of house projects, concentrating mostly on the first floor (as that is where we spend a good deal of our time). From painting twice (I like to change it up) to adding wainscoting and chair rails, the first floor…

New Year – Time To Give Back!

Happy New Year! Getting back to the grind of work and school can be a rough transition after the holiday season. Catching up on sleep, going back to eating more veggies and fewer cookies seems like a tough task, yet we all have to do it. Some folks might even be sticking to their resolution,…

Turkey Wine

Trying to stay fit? Really killing it at the gym lately? I’ve got bad news for you, you’re going to have to take a day off so you can stuff your face with all the goodness that is Thanksgiving food. It’s OK, I’m sure if you are someone who still goes to department stores on…

Andrew Jackson Somerville, Jr June 12, 1929 – June 20, 2017m

“Enjoying fine food and wine at the family table, surrounded by your loved ones and friends, is not just a joy – it’s one of the highest forms of the art of living.” Robert Mondavi  I consider myself very lucky. I have a wonderful family who loves to be together. Sunday dinners are common, family…

Rose in a BIG Way!

I have written about the fact that I am openly a snob about Rose wine. Rose from Provence is all I will drink…. until recently. Trader Joe’s has this power over me. Anything new prominently (brilliantly) displayed I buy. I can’t help it. They’re advertising/marketing people are brilliant. In a recent visit to TJ’s to…

Rose All Day, Everyday

I have come to a realization. I have become somewhat of a wine snob. Now, I have prided myself on not being one for years and years. Unfortunately, it has happened to me and I can’t go back.  Let me explain.  My realization is that I have only become a wine snob with Rose wines….

Hats Off to Great Derby Wine

    Saturday marks the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby! The Mint Juleps will be flowing, glorious hats and seersucker suits will be flaunted and gazillions will be spent on a race that is very hard to bet on (20 horses). My favorite part is the horses going into the starting gate ready to…