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

“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…

Mother Earth will thank you and your taste buds will thank you too!

This past weekend, folks around the world celebrated Earth Day — some spending time hiking outside, others marching for Science in Washington, DC. A wonderful and important day to celebrate our Earth and green practices to keep our Earth healthy, clean and thriving. You must be wondering where I am going with this. Obviously in…

GREAT NEW LOCATION FOR WINE BUYING? TOTALLY!

Forgive me father, for I have sinned… no, wait, no I haven’t, but it’s been a while since my last post. I blame the hustle and bustle of the holidays, then the recovering from the holidays (which takes the entire month of January). Now that we are into February and the recovery is well over…

(A holiday gift for) The Hostess With The Mostest

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (Cue Andy Williams) Holiday parties up the wazoo, eggnog, Christmas cookies, elbowing your fellow shopper to grab that newest technology, arctic temperatures, did I mention cookies? Whether you’re a Scrooge or a holiday fan, sometimes a glass of wine – to either celebrate the holidays with family…

¬†When it comes to wine, let’s talk turkey not politics

This year might be the year that wine is more important than ever at your Thanksgiving celebration. The chances of someone bringing up the recent political election is pretty good. This is where wine may come to the rescue. We don’t all agree on politics, but we sure do agree on a crisp Pinot Gris…

Cat Wine (yes, Cat Wine)

Polite society has suggested drinking wine alone is something to be frowned upon. My husband’s schedule dictates that he frequently works late. Do you really think I am going to wait for him to get home at 10:30 to have a glass of wine? Absolutely not!! Do I feel badly that I drink wine alone…

1,000 Stories

It’s been a little while since I posted last. But have no fear, I have been tasting plenty of wines and taking notes. It appears the days of 80 plus degrees might be over soon, the last sips of Rose have been sipped, pumpkins and spiced lattes are all over the place. This means it…

Finding Our Spot (Italian Style)

After over 3 years living in Falls Church, we have finally found “our” Italian restaurant. I’m a firm believer that when you move and settle down there are a few things you make sure you have. First thing being a grocery store. Second a place with a good wine selection, now that’s just obvious. Lastly,…

IT’S SO HOT, I SEE RED

It’s August in the DMV and it feels like it’s 500 degrees out. When it comes to wine, the thought of drinking anything, but a cold refreshing glass makes some people cringe. I on the other hand don’t mind sipping on a red wine when it’s 100 degrees with a heat index of 110. Call…