Wine for your weekend: The one we’ve got on ice!

A week ago, I asked Josh if we were close enough on the house that we should have a bottle of champagne on hand for that glorious moment at which we pass our occupancy inspection. He agreed it was time. Giddy, I donned my mask, and stopped by our local liquor store to pick outContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: The one we’ve got on ice!”

Wine for your weekend: Throwback to week one

This Friday marks TWO FULL YEARS of wine for your weekend recommendations, which, quick math, means over 100 bottles have now been reviewed for your wining and dining pleasure! As such, I thought I’d throw it back to the very first wine for your weekend post ever. The first bottle ever reviewed in June 2018…KirklandContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Throwback to week one”

Wine for your Weekend: Italian Anniversary Edition

This weekend is our five year anniversary. It’s a weird time for celebrations. Restaurants are open, kind of, but we haven’t been out in months, and it feels weird to start now. We had, once upon a time, planned on going back to the resort on the North Shore where we went for our honeymoon,Continue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Italian Anniversary Edition”

Wine for your Weekend: Budget buy

Sometimes you want to drink interesting wines you’ve never tried before. Sometimes you don’t mind splurging on a bottle for a special occasion. And sometimes you just want a wine with a good, reliable punch of flavor that provides good bang for its buck. This weekend, I’ve got a budget buy for you that typicallyContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Budget buy”

Wine for your Weekend: Que Syrah Syrah!

For the first time in a very long while, I’m not calling this week’s recommendations quarantWINEs because Minnesota has eased our stay at home restrictions to “stay safe” restrictions. And with that easing of the rules, we met with a few friends out on our patio Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the unofficial start ofContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Que Syrah Syrah!”

Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINEs #6 and #7

Last week I wrote about wine delivery, so this week it only makes sense to write about some of the wines we’ve found through our new utilization of these services. Because my reviews are generally red wine heavy, I wanted to make sure to include a white this week…also, I personally indulged in an EXCELLENTContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINEs #6 and #7”

Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE delivery

Let’s talk about wine delivery! In the time of the pandemic, wine delivered straight to your door is the service we all need. Right now, my social media feeds are FILLED with online wine clubs, delivery options, and subscription services, and while I’m definitely not willing to commit to most of their plans, I’m notContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE delivery”

Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE #5

Well wine lovers, the calendar rolled over to May this weekend and our stay at home order in Minnesota was also subsequently extended through May 18th, so it doesn’t look like those mid-spring cookouts with friends are going to be firing up just yet. That being said, on days that the weather is nice, JoshContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE #5”

Wine for your weekend: QuarantWINE reading

Did you know? Pandemic dreams are a thing! National Geographic totally checked it out! I’m a vivid dreamer anyway, so the first days of the pandemic crisis, I was not sleeping well at all. Fortunately, as this “new normal” has stretched on for weeks, I’ve become a bit more settled, and can sleep through theContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: QuarantWINE reading”

Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE #4

Wine is a decent gift to give while living in shelter-in-place. You can still get to the store and buy it. It’s easy to wipe down the bottle and make sure it’s safe to gift. And it’s small enough to inconspicuously leave on someone’s front porch so as to adhere to social distancing practices. Plus,Continue reading “Wine for your Weekend: QuarantWINE #4”