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 #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”

Feeling Alone in Quarantine? Watch this!

Sometimes what we need in a moment like this is a dose of perspective. Whether that perspective is the faces of the healthcare workers on the front lines, or a news story about the impact of volunteers, or a story of survival, or a story of defeat, a little shift in the lenses through whichContinue reading “Feeling Alone in Quarantine? Watch this!”

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”

Four things we want our Airbnb guests to know during shelter in place!

It’s a really bad time to own short term rental properties! It’s actually a really bad time to own rental properties in general, but it’s a lot easier to work with long term tenants on options for rent deferral and payment plans than it is when short term renters just cancel en masse and ourContinue reading “Four things we want our Airbnb guests to know during shelter in place!”

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”

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”

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 – A Tale of Two Pinot Noirs

Last week, a wine loving friend sent us a text letting us know that Sam’s Club was running a clearance sale on wine with many bottles marked down 50%. As it was dress rehearsal week for the play I was directing, I could not immediately rush off to the liquor store, but I did manageContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend – A Tale of Two Pinot Noirs”