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…

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…