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Holiday Gift Guide for Wine Lovers 2019

Nov 29, 2019
Holiday Gift Guide for Wine Lovers 2019

Each year I get more and more excited for the holiday and the fun assortment of wine-related goodies on the market! Below are my top picks that you should put on your wishlist or buy for the wine lover in your life. Cheers!

Three Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving - And WHY

Nov 20, 2019
Three Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving - And WHY

When it comes to pairing wine with food, I’m a firm believer that there are no “wrong” answers. As long as you love the food and love the wine, you’re in a good place! With that said, there are some pairings that “pop” more than others. When you find something that’s truly meant to be together, the food brings out depth and complexity in the wine, the wine enhances the food, and it’s a match made in heaven. For my Thanksgiving roundup, I’ve chosen three varietals that you can find in any wine shop or grocery store in a range of price points. These wines work well with the smorgasbord of foods that are commonly served up on the Thanksgiving menu, and I’ve gone ahead and explained why. These "rules" for food pairings are not required, but they'll help direct you to finding those soul-mate food and wine pairings no matter what you're eating or drinking. 

Perfect Gift Pairing: Roses & Wine

Nov 05, 2019
Perfect Gift Pairing: Roses & Wine

Throughout time, roses have held their status as elegant, representative of passion and love, and noteworthily been depicted in various works of art. You could similarly say all these things about wine. And what a better or more classic pairing for someone you love than wine and roses? 

Trefethen Harvest Bootcamp

Oct 15, 2019
Trefethen Harvest Bootcamp

If you're looking for a truly memorable and unique experience in Napa, look no further: Trefethen offers a hands-on "Harvest Bootcamp" that showcases their grape-growing and winemaking process. I had the amazing opportunity to experience this a few weeks ago during their 2019 experience and it was by far one of the highlights of my wine blogging career. 

Abbot's Passage: The Coolest Place in Sonoma

Aug 27, 2019
Abbot's Passage: The Coolest Place in Sonoma

Abbot’s Passage is a distinctive destination in downtown Sonoma that is home to unique regularly scheduled workshops that pair hands-on education and exploration with tastings of Katie Bundschu’s small-lot, co-fermented field blend wines. Grapes are sourced from prominent storied vineyards, and she’s apt to make wines just as unique as her space, such as a Chenin Blanc/Verdejo blend. ⁣

Canned Wine: Recent Fad or Here to Stay?

Aug 18, 2019
Canned Wine: Recent Fad or Here to Stay?

A Skeptic's Guide to Canned Wine

Wine is so often synonymous with luxury, snobbery, showmanship... but those aren’t the things I love about wine. I love the story, the people, the way it brings humans together over a good glass. So I had to ask myself... could there not a place for canned wine in my life?

Where to eat in the Bay: Kincaid's Burlingame

Aug 10, 2019
Where to eat in the Bay: Kincaid's Burlingame

Located on the Bay, Kincaid's in Burlingame is a steak and seafood restaurant that combines a casually elegant atmosphere, beautiful water views, amazing food, and a great wine list. While Kincaid's itself is a small national chain, they strive to bring a local touch to each restaurant and make their guests feel like home. 

Stop Drinking Shitty Rosé

Apr 09, 2019
Stop Drinking Shitty Rosé

Rosé wine is a category run amok. Demand is crazy high, with the consumer understanding absolutely minuscule. It's associated most often with day-drinking (cue squealing cheers of "rosé all day!), something pretty to put in your glass for Instagram, a poolside accessory. It's obligatory for wineries to make one, regardless of if their grapes, location, or aptitude is up for the challenge. The main problem: no one cares what it tastes like. It's an ornament. 

Jord Watches: Chic & Sustainable

Apr 08, 2019
Jord Watches: Chic & Sustainable

When Jord watches reached out, I knew they were the perfect intersection of luxury, fashion, and sustainability that I just couldn’t help but pass up a partnership with.