Wine for your Weekend: Wild Wild West

As a kid, the best day in “computer class” was on Fridays when we got free time to play games. And there was no better game to play than ‘The Oregon Trail.’ The goal was simple…get to Oregon via the virtual trail. At the beginning you choose your profession and how many provisions you wantedContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Wild Wild West”

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: 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”

Wine for your weekend – The $5 bottle

We spent my birthday last weekend at the beautiful Villa Bellezza winery tasting a wide selection of their current offerings, enjoying a meal on the piazza, and selecting a few wines to bring home for the wine rack. We currently have a pretty good collection of Villa Bellezza bottles on the rack. Our “nice wine”Continue reading “Wine for your weekend – The $5 bottle”

Wine for your weekend – A little Chianti

Three summers ago, Josh and I went to a wine tasting dinner down a winding back alley in Rome. It was one of those magical evenings you happen into by accident, where complete strangers become friends, and you wonder how the whole world can still be whirring by outside while you’ve caught lightning in aContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – A little Chianti”

Wine for your weekend: The Architect

Ever gotten a good “theme” bottle of wine? My husband’s name is Josh, and when Josh Cellars began to get popular, he got at least 5 bottles from people for various birthdays and holidays. We happen to like Josh wine, so that’s a big win. When we got married, a friend put together a wineContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: The Architect”

Wine for your weekend: Christmas in “July” edition

This weekend, my friends will gather for our third annual Christmas in July celebration. For those of your keeping track, yes I know it’s August, and no I didn’t forget to publish this post a month ago. Instead, this year, our friends whose turn it is to host bought a house and had to packContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Christmas in “July” edition”

Wine for your weekend – Vale de Cavalos

In looking through the overall wine list, it’s heavy on domestic, Napa Valley, options. Nothing against California because I’ve obviously enjoyed plenty of its wine, but there are a lot of other places out there making wine, and lots of places that have been making wine much longer than they’ve been doing it in California.Continue reading “Wine for your weekend – Vale de Cavalos”