Wine for your Weekend: First weekend of 2020

This week we rang in the new year with our wine loving friends at a ‘Roaring 2020’s’ themed dinner party. I found our wine for the evening by accident on the end cap of our local liquor store. As has been the case of recent…it was a great deal! It was on closeout, and thereContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: First weekend of 2020”

Wine for your Weekend before Christmas

Twas’ the weekend before Christmas and all through the house, Every creature was stirring, including the mouse! The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, But the real thing we want…we won’t find it there! Because this time of year is both frantic and busy, With kids in a frenzy, relatives in a tizzy,Continue reading “Wine for your Weekend before Christmas”

Wine for your weekend: What am I drinking?

Occasionally, a sneaky wine deal prompts us to purchase a bottle of wine we otherwise never would have considered. Such was the case with this week’s wine pick: Viola Dolcetto 2016. The fact that this wine even showed up in Rochester, MN is kind of an oddity. It’s from a very small, urban winery inContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: What am I drinking?”

Wine for your weekend: Sledgehammer edition

When I review a wine for the blog, the process generally goes something like this. I find a wine that’s generally a pretty good deal. I drink the wine. I make a note on my computer that the wine was a good potential recommendation for the blog along with any context or circumstances around theContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Sledgehammer edition”

Wine for your Weekend: Being “that” wino

Last weekend, the high school musical I direct ended, and in the relieved, exhausted, blissful state that exists in the moments after the final bow is taken and the stage is cleared, I set off to pick up pizzas and a bottle of champagne on the way home. But a funny and strange thing happensContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Being “that” wino”

Wine for your weekend: Tuscany at your table!

One of the things that Josh and I like to do when we travel is to drink wine from the local region. Not every area is known for its wine, but many areas make their own wines, and it’s interesting to get a feel for a place through its wine. We’ve found great wine inContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Tuscany at your table!”

Wine for your weekend – Everyday bubbly

I don’t pick up sparkling wine a lot, but there are some occasions that just call for a glass of bubbly! I like a sparkling wine with appetizers. I like a sparkling wine with brunch (you know, mimosa style!). I like a sparkling wine as a dessert wine or nightcap. And I like a sparklingContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – Everyday bubbly”

Wine for your weekend: Throwback because it’s that fun!

A few weekends ago, we went to a chef’s table dinner with our wine loving friends, which ended up being an amazing meal featuring hand formed gnocchi, slow braised short ribs and hand whipped chocolate mousse. Each course also featured a wine pairing meant to showcase the food. The last one, paired with the mousse,Continue reading “Wine for your weekend: Throwback because it’s that fun!”

Wine for your weekend: 31 bottles edition

This weekend’s wine recommendation could be the wine recommendation for the next 31 weeks because we currently have 31 bottles piled on the floor of the living room! Why so much you may ask? Well, because sometimes our great wino friend comes across a great wino deal that’s too good to miss. Thus was theContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: 31 bottles edition”

Wine for your weekend: Gift giving and getting

With many thanks to “The tech guy” and Cece, LICSW who gifted me this bottle of wine for my birthday! There are two ways that I gift wine…ok, if I’m being honest three. Way 1: Knowing the preferences of the gift recipient and having the appropriate time to research and/or having experienced a wine thatContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Gift giving and getting”