Summer Wines: My Top 5

1. Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling Eroica Feeling like you need to change it up from Sauvignon blanc and Pinot Grigio? Give this Riesling a try! Funny coming from me, because I tend to keep my distance from Riesling. They’ve just never been my cup of “wine”. However, I love Washington State wines and Chateau Ste…

Charlottesville Take 2

This is a follow up to my most recent post about revisiting Charlottesville. Let me just say, I am in love with Charlottesville. It is a beautiful part of Virginia and full of rich history and wine, of course. Last weekend we headed down to Charlottesville to celebrate two wonderful people getting married. Before getting…

A quick garden DIY

We have a nice assortment of veggies and herbs on our deck, and for the most part they are doing well. I’ve been meaning to put markers in each pot for the last few summers, but never got around to it (which is crazy, because this is the simplest DIY for your garden). Clearly wine…

Road Tripping To Charlottesville

An upcoming wedding in Charlottesville has my husband and me reminiscing about one of our favorite anniversary trips. We make it a point to go away for one night to celebrate our wedding anniversary. On our 3rd anniversary we decided that Charlottesville was the perfect destination. Beautiful farmland, history and amazing wineries. Generally our three…

Reduced-Guilt Wine?

We all have guilty pleasures, whether it is chocolate, eating a whole box of girl scout cookies or watching reality TV. There is something about reality TV that just grabs you. Perhaps reality TV is appealing because sometimes we humans just want to shut our brains down and take a breather. Let’s be honest, a…

Canned wine? Can do!

Wine comes in many shapes, sizes and containers. You’ve got glass bottles of all sizes, boxes, individual to go boxes (basically adult “juice” boxes minus the straw) plastic stackable wines in individual glasses, and now we have cans. Yes, you heard me, cans. Aluminum cans, like what your soda comes in, but this is way…

Exit Garden, Enter Bar!

Having outdoor space is a big deal. Before Lee and I moved to our house, we lived in apartments. Wonderful locations, great prices, but no outdoor space. I was thrilled when we bought our house – we have a small front yard garden, a garden on the side of the house, a patio, and of…

It’s summertime which means it’s Rose time! 

We’ve made it through the 20 plus days of gloomy rainy and chilly days. Suddenly, it’s hot. Not warm, hot. I am not going to complain… yet. However, I am not a fan of a short Spring and jumping right into summer. With that said, the weather is pretty typical for this upcoming Memorial Day…

Follow Up to Concrete Counters

Finally, the countertops have been sealed. I found a great sealer on Amazon.com for $25. Tuff Duck concrete countertop sealer comes in a 750ml bottle. Applying it was a breeze! All you need is a microfiber sponge or cloth and a container to soak the microfiber in the Tuff Duck. Steps to apply sealer: Use…

A Trio Of Winners for the First Leg of the Triple Crown

For 12 1/2 years of my life I got to spend a good amount of time at my grandparents farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Heading to the farm was the best! Whether it was for a week during the Summer or for New Year’s Eve, we always had such a wonderful time. It…

Whole Foods: A Whole Lotta Good Deals

  I love a lot of things at Whole Foods, but the prices don’t always make me smile. The wines that Whole Foods features, however, always make me smile. The key with buying wine at Whole Foods is ONLY buying wine that is featured (head for the middle of the store). They always seem to…

A Sunday Virginia Wine Trifecta

When my husband gets a Sunday off, we like to take full advantage of it and have an adventure. Living in Northern Virginia has its ups and downs. The downs: traffic is dreadful, I-66 is the worst, and the parking enforcement ladies in Clarendon are vultures. The ups: we can buy dinner and our wine…