Wine lover.  Oenophile.  Wanna-be-sommelier.

Mom.  Mommy.  MA-MAAAAA!!!!!!

Grocery shopper, budding nutritionist, dish scrubber, meat cutter.

My love of wine started in my mid-twenties.  I have no formal training, just a decent palate and a desire to learn.  And I am pretty good in the kitchen.  The more I learn, the greater the desire to educate myself through articles, blogs, travel, and surrounding myself with others who like to discuss wine.  In reviewing wines, I try to alternate between “Monday wines” (those in the $10 range) and weekend wines.  A weekend wine is one that is generally $25-$45 and only over on very special occasions.  I will share meal plans with the weekend wines and review in greater detail.   

Here in Central Texas, we are blessed with some beautiful wineries.  I am all about supporting local businesses and will share my finds in the wine arena and other services that may benefit your culinary (and parenting) adventures.  I host “Taste and Play” events for other SAHMs.  That typically involves a Monday wine and juice boxes.  

When things calm down (what’s that?) in my life, I may choose a formal education in the arena, but for now, I will taste, share, and taste some more. My descriptors may or may not be “correct.” My pairings may wow, surprise, or may not “work.” But, the best learning is through trial and error, right? Especially when the “trial” means drinking more wine. So, if you are up for a little wisdom about wine, and a lot of wine-inspired wisdom, come along for the ride.

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