Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE #3

In the last week, as cases of COVID-19 in the United States have continued to sky rocket, much of the news has turned to the domestic response to the pandemic. But as the shift in focus has moved closer to home, I continue to watch what happens in Europe, particularly in Italy, with heartbreak. JoshContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE #3”

Binge Worthy Shows for your April Quarantine

I’ve written before about liking the feeling of turning the page. New Year’s Eve…birthdays…I’m a big believer in fresh starts and getting a clear perspective. So after Coronavirus completely dominated the month of March making 31 days feel more like 31 weeks, the fresh start of April should feel like welcome change. And yet, asContinue reading “Binge Worthy Shows for your April Quarantine”

Week 49: Any progress is good progress

This is a first world problem… As COVID-19 continues it’s rampage around the world, and people are sick and dying, and medical facilities are running out of equipment, and millions are unemployed, I get that the fact that I can’t build my house on schedule is a MASSIVE first world problem! But this week, IContinue reading “Week 49: Any progress is good progress”

Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE(s) #2

Shout out to my sister-in-law who text messaged me this week for wine recommendations before she sent my brother-in-law to the liquor store to stock up before the shelter in place order went into effect! They are sheltering the right way! This week in Minnesota, like many places in the world, things escalated in theContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE(s) #2”

Week 48 – Racing to beat the end of the World!

There was a moment this week, when this whole COVID-19 thing flipped a switch in my brain from “This is kind of interesting. I wonder how this is going to go down!” to “OH SHIT! This is bad. This is going to ruin everything!” And once I got through processing how many people could getContinue reading “Week 48 – Racing to beat the end of the World!”

Wine for your weekend: QuarantWINE #1

Well that escalated quickly! Last weekend, we changed our travel plans after the show we were traveling to see was cancelled, but at the time it seemed a general inconvenience and out of (if you remember the phrase everyone was using just seven days ago!) an abundance of caution. I can’t be the only oneContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: QuarantWINE #1”

A book for the moment

Every now and then, a book lands in my hands at precisely the right moment. Which is how it felt when Rebecca Solnit’s A Paradise Built in Hell became available at my local library just hours before they closed their doors to the public in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Subtitled: The Extraordinary Communities thatContinue reading “A book for the moment”

Wine for your weekend: Tasting reds

Back in January, I wrote a two parts series on blind tasting whites. You can check out part 1 and 2 here and here. This week and next I’ll be talking about tasting reds, starting with three classic wines: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. As a reminder, classic wines typify a style or region,Continue reading “Wine for your weekend: Tasting reds”

Weeks 47- Every time we get setback it’s weeks not days :(

This week, I lost my mind a little bit! And the was unfortunate because I really felt like I was doing better about being patient about taking things how they come and accepting that this was all taking a little more time than originally planned. Maybe it was the constant stream of changing conditions re:Continue reading “Weeks 47- Every time we get setback it’s weeks not days :(“