Wine for your weekend: Shiraz edition

We like to play wine games with our friends! Almost two years ago, the six of us got together for the first “Somm Night” a regular tradition in which blind taste various wines attempting to discern if we can pick out anything from the tasting notes that actually allows us to identify what the wines are.Continue reading “Wine for your weekend: Shiraz edition”

Wine for your Weekend – Great deals edition

Last week while my parents were in town, I took my mom to Costco liquor so she could see how the wine selection process goes in my house. There was digging around in barrels, and Googling prices and wine notes, and finally selecting three that were really exceptional deals, and thus worth trying. The firstContinue reading “Wine for your Weekend – Great deals edition”

Wine for your weekend: Anniversary edition

My parents are here in Rochester this weekend, and we’re likely going to be finishing off the bottles of wine from last week’s family edition post. We managed to get through eight of those bottles during last weekend’s get together, and for the record, the Klinkerbrick Zinfandel, and the 7 Moons dark side blend gotContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Anniversary edition”

Wine for your weekend: Family get together edition!

This weekend, my family is convening in one location for the first time since Christmas to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Though on the one hand Christmas wasn’t that long ago, on the other, my sister and brother-in-law have since added a foster baby to their family, and my brother is bringing his girl friend homeContinue reading “Wine for your weekend: Family get together edition!”

Wine for your weekend – Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon

Two years ago, “Josh” wines showed up at our local liquor store. With a husband named Josh, they quickly became a staple on our wine rack. I bought our first bottle or two because I thought it was cute. People gifted him bottles because they thought it was clever. And then the distribution of “Josh”Continue reading “Wine for your weekend – Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon”

Wine for your weekend – Cline Old Vine Zinfandel

Here’s a quick tip for seeking out a good bottle of wine! If you have someone staying with you from Northern California, and that person also happens to be a self described wino, and they offer to be the one to run to the liquor store to grab a bottle of wine for the night…letContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – Cline Old Vine Zinfandel”

Wine for your weekend – Malbec edition

This wine for your weekend recommendation was originally going to be non-alcoholic alternatives for times you can’t indulge. Why? Because this Sunday is my marathon, and so I haven’t been drinking (with the exception of a glass of wine for girls’ night) as I taper for the race. Then, we were invited for a MemorialContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – Malbec edition”

Wine for your weekend – winos in the wild

My friends and I like to pretend that we are winos, and to the extent that we probably know at least a little bit more about wine than the average Joe buying a bottle of Cupcake out of the bargain shopping cart at the front of the store (Cupcake wine is delicious BTW, not knockingContinue reading “Wine for your weekend – winos in the wild”

Wine(s) for your weekend…and the week or month hereafter!

Sometimes you go to the wine store looking for a perfect bottle for a specific occasion. Such was the case last weekend when I went looking for the wine to compliment our roasted lamb for Easter dinner. Other times you go looking for an array of options to restock your wine rack, an errand thatContinue reading “Wine(s) for your weekend…and the week or month hereafter!”

A Broadway soundtrack for your everyday life, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

There are two schools of thought when running long distances. The first, is the purist mentality in which running occurs without distraction or disconnect. Runners run and train without headphones. No listening to music. No tuning out with an audiobook or podcast. They just run, with the sounds of traffic, birds, wind in the trees,Continue reading “A Broadway soundtrack for your everyday life, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”