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 – Super Bowl edition

The Super Bowl should essentially be considered an American holiday. In fact, I know a lot of people who essentially make the day after the Super Bowl a holiday by talking PTO. Even non-NFL watchers tend to at least turn mild attention towards the big game. If nothing else, the commercials are funny and theContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend – Super Bowl edition”

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: Five star wine at a one star price!

Last weekend I walked into Costco wine and started browsing the bins. As I browse, I always keep my wine scanner app at the ready should I come across something that I don’t know or is potentially an excellent deal. As I came around one side of the red wine selection, I recognized a tagContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend: Five star wine at a one star price!”

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: 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!”

Easy autumn wild rice soup

One of the most undeniably lovely things about fall setting in and the weather getting colder is the deliciousness of tucking into a warm bowl of soup for supper. There’s just something about soup in October that tastes different than soup in July, not to mention the simple fact that few are going to beContinue reading “Easy autumn wild rice soup”

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”