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

Wines from South America Under $20

South American wines have become very popular in the last 10 years. Argentina, in particular, has developed a reputation for fine wines, especially due to the popularity of the Malbec. Its grapes grow well in the Mendoza region of Argentina. They produce excellent quality wines at a very affordable price. Also they're not very heavy, strong, or dark, but full of aroma and flavor. Here are my 5 favorite red wines which I would definitely pour at a dinner party, or present as a gift to our host....more

Wineducation: The Miracle Machine

Over the weekend I read an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about the future of wine and it's being called: The Miracle Machine. The proposed Miracle Machine is the blessed counter top product that would give the everyday wine lover the ability to turn water (and a few prepackaged ingredients) into wine.   ...more

Wineducation: Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

If you are the one bringing home the literal bread in your household then you have seen them, the bright eyed, loom band wearing, merit badge earning Girl Scouts and Brownies outside your supermarket doors selling those cookies.  Those cookies, the ones that can’t help but bring back my memories of selling those rectangular boxes while wearing knee high socks and a brown smock, offering my best seven year old sales pitch to unsuspecting supermarket customers, and as you know those cookies are hard to pass up.   ...more

Here a Taste, There a Taste...

Hubby and I took advantage of a professional conference in Napa to get away and spend a great weekend being foodies for our 6th Anniversary....more
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