Beach weekends are the best weekends! Make them even more entertaining by packing a picnic to sip and snack in front of the ocean while enjoying the sea breeze. Once you’ve made your menu of food, and we have some ideas for you from our Backyard Picnic Soiree, you’ll need these four essentials to make your beach spot better than the rest....more

June Wednesday Wine Reviews

We had a fabulous Wednesday last week reviewing 2 wines while we were out and about. The first was a wine we tried on Election night in Ontario. While the Liberal Party was claiming victory, this wine had us in for an unpleasant surprise....more

Smothered White Wine Chicken and Garlic Roasted Potatoes

"To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job." - Simone de Beauvoir Is there anything better than a glass of chilled white wine? The answer is not much. The only thing better than drinking wine is cooking with wine while drinking it. Deglazing a pan with wine gives the house a delicious smell and imparts an even better flavor into the food. ...more

Wednesday Wine Reviews!

We started a new project called "Wednesday Wine" which you may have missed if you haven't been on our Youtube and Facebook pages lately! We've been posting videos of ourselves drinking wine and sharing our thoughts because wine should be enjoyed by anyone!  You don't have to have a certificate to appreciate a good glass of wine and share what you like, don't like about a bottle with your friends....more

thirstyGIRL: The Dreaming Tree Wine Review and Food Pairings

"If it tastes good to you, then it’s good wine” Dave Matthews wine philosophy.What can possibly go wrong when you combine Russian River, a world renowned wine maker, and Dave Matthews?...more

thirstyGIRL Wine Bar, "The Other" Review and Food Pairings

Wine Works With Friends...more

Rising PROfile: Olivia Blends Business with Winemaking

Although many rising professionals use their business skills in the board room, Olivia Teutschel blends her business sense with winemaking skills in the barrel room. ...more

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

Have you ever been to a wine tasting party? Want to know how to throw a wine tasting party? You don’t have to know wine to have a good time at this party. You just have to know what you like. Hosting one is easier than it sounds. You get a bunch of friends together. Everyone brings their favorite bottle of wine and an appetizer to share. See, half of the work is already done! ...more
What a good idea! I live in the Finger Lakes Wine Country, and I think it would be cool to have ...more

Wineducation: Wine in a Book

I love wine, but like many things that I proclaim to love I don't know all that much about it.  Being a busy Mama I tend to find something I like, in this case a Merlot or Petite Sirah, and keep moving without taking the time to figure out exactly what it is I like about it.  The web is a great place to research and gather information like little eggs in a wire basket, but I do enjoy a tangible item that I can hold, mark my place, and add notes if I feel so inspired, so to fulfill those needs I turn to a good old fashion book. ...more

Wineducation: Upcycle That Wine Bottle

There is one thing about drinking my beloved wine that causes me to pause, this particular nuance of sipping the garnet elixir can be slightly embarrassing when the neighbors are around to witness it, that is the huge crash of broken bottles when you take out the trash from a weekend (or a work week, I don't judge) of delightful wine drinking. That sound, the glass on glass shattering, that in your face reminder of just how much you have been partaking in, gave me the inspiration to start upcycling my empty wine bottles. ...more