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”

Wine for your Weekend: Tasting Whites Part 2

As previewed last weekend, we hosted blind wine tasting for white wines last weekend focusing on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling as classic wine profiles that all had distinctive characteristics that could be consistently identified. When it was first brought up to go back to the basics of blind wine tasting, we had, kind ofContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Tasting Whites Part 2”

Wine for your weekend: Tasting whites

Almost three years ago now, I found myself chaperoning the high school prom with my husband and two other couples, and the conversation turned to documentaries. Josh and I love a good documentary, in fact, I’m currently working on another post about some of the best, new documentary films we’ve enjoyed thus far in 2020.Continue reading “Wine for your weekend: Tasting whites”

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 – 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 – Two for one Rieslings

What wine do you serve when you’re picking something to please a crowd? Not everyone is a red wine drinker, so white seems to be a safer option. But among the red wine drinkers, white wines can come off as too sweet or syrupy. A classic chardonnay might be a good bet, but some peopleContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – Two for one Rieslings”

Wine for your weekend follow up – Riva 2018

A few weeks back I recommended the Villa Bellezza winery as a weekend escape. Part of the appeal was that their new vintages and offerings this season that we had yet to taste. We’ve sampled the full extent of the wineries offerings, so these new releases always catch our attention. Though we’re not huge whiteContinue reading “Wine for your weekend follow up – Riva 2018”

Wine for your weekend – winery spotlight

As we’re building a house this summer, there hasn’t been time for much else. We see our friends when we can…a lot of times before, after, or during them helping us build the house! We see our families, generally when they come to see or help with the house. We have date nights at theContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – winery spotlight”