Food Porn Inspired Moments

My parents always told me that in death, the only things you can take with you are experiences. This is how they have lived their life, (sometimes to a fault but that’s for my future therapist to help me work through), and this is how I have up to now, lived my own....more

Spiced Wine Jelly

I know, I know ... who has leftover wine sitting around? Well, I did. I needed to open a bottle of wine for a dessert I was making, but it was about 10 in the morning ... not time to have wine, for me anyways!  So, the rest of the bottle just sat there all day and by the time dinner rolled around, I completely forgot that I had opened it. I'm not a huge fan of leftover wine. Even when stored properly, I just can't seem to enjoy it. It always seems to have a sour taste to it. ...more
It looks quite appetizing I m going to try this weekend.more

White Sangria - Blissfull Summer Wine Recipe

When I first purchased my home, I invited everyone over for the typical 'housewarming' party. Mostly I wanted to show off my new digs, but gifts are always good too. A family friend brought a pitcher - it was a typical pitcher, clear plastic, nothing fancy - but what was in it was gold. She had put together a white sangria and it was divine....more

Copa Di Vino: Small Town Roots, Big Time Dreams

By Meg Hodson Ahhh, wine.  I might like it just a teensy bit.  For me, writing and wine go hand in hand.  What could be better than sipping your favorite Cabernet as you put your passions to paper (or, in this case, to my blog)? Well, I just so happen to be doing that right now....more

Valcalepio Blogger Tasting! Vinitaly 2014

Chili Chocolate Red Wine Bread

Wine-Budget or Splurge?

You shouldn't have to give up your wine habit during divorce.  Although it is a time to get serious about budgeting (I don't know anyone who's income increases during divorce), that doesn't mean we have to drink wine from a box! Trivia Q: Who said...”There has been this snobbery around wine that makes it seem exclusive.  It’s not true.  It isn’t, because wine is for everybody and it’s fantastic stuff.”   Find out at the end of the post…...more

Midlife Cabernet: Do You Cook a Signature Dish?

 Chicken parmesan is my family’s favorite meal, and I tackle the process like a woman obsessed. The ritual never varies: First, everyone must leave the kitchen. Then I tie on an apron and continue with the most important task: I open a bottle of red wine. The experience won’t be a success without that important step, and I am under pressure to produce another stellar recipe so who am I to alter the technique?...more

A Woman’s Quick Guide to Wine for the Holidays

Whether as a gift for the host, or for entertaining your guests, wine has always been part of the holidays. And with the holidays fast approaching, here’s a quick guide for every woman in finding the perfect wine for  the festivities.Wine termsConfused with the different terminology? Don’t worry. You don’t need to be a sommelier to get the basic terms right. ...more

Demystifying Alcohol for Women: Red Wines  Drinking as a woman is a very emotionally charged experience that will reflect who you are in ways you may or may not be comfortable with.  Especially with the holidays coming up, there will invariably be alcohol available and offered......more