An Array of Tributes- Mother’s Day

Recently a winemaker I love shared a post I had written last year for Mother’s Day. It was a light-hearted guide to picking a wine that suited your mom’s personality. As I was trying to think of an angle for this year, I decided to look back at posts from year’s past. The first one […]

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An Identity Taking Root-Texas Tuesday

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was first asked the question, I apparently thought “a Queen” was something you could apply for and I’d be a nurse on the side. Then I moved on to a teacher or a “beautician.” That term gives a hint as to my age. But […]

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A Thrilling Ride-Sidecar-G-Force

{This wine was provided as a media sample, no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} Speed, gravity, acceleration.  If you’ve ever been a passenger in a vehicle that takes the curve with gusto, you’ve had a taste of G-force. It requires you to both hold on tight and let go. There is a push/pull […]

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Variety in the Rhone Valley

From Vienne to Avignon, the varieties vary. The Rhone Valley produces some of the most widely recognized blends. Beginning in Roman times, the region became synonymous with quality wines. Wine ranging from those worthy of Popes to those you can open on a Monday, just because. French labels can be confusing, intimidating even. If you […]

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Mixing Things Up-Sparkling Wines for Valentine’s

{Wines were provided as media samples. I received no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} There was a time I put a lot of effort into the day. Handmade cards, a new dress, a decadent meal, a splurge on a bottle of Champagne. These days, it looks a lot different. I still make something […]

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I Shocked Myself this Week-Scout and Cellar Wines

Dear friends, I have a confession. I did something I thought I’d never do. I’ve had opportunities. Multiple opportunities. But I resisted. I JOINED A WINES SALES CLUB,  I know. I’m as shocked as anyone who knows me would be. I’ve been approached by friends about many MLM opportunities but could never get on board. […]

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Warming up with Washington Wine

It has been unusually cold here this winter. For Austin, that is. While mentioning temps in the 20s and 30s might elicit a guffaw from my friends up north, we are not as equipped here in Texas. We’ve burned a lot of firewood, busted out the scarves, and opened up some big, red wine. Two […]

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A Vastly Different Holiday-Don Melchor

{The wine was sent as media sample. I received no other compensation. Thoughts, opinions are my own.} The tree was trimmed while Harry Connick crooned. The stockings were hung, the nativity set in place. But this year there were a few major changes. For one, my children had asked THE question. They’ve been surmising for […]

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Delayed Plans-Wines of Alsace

Wines were provided as media samples. I received no other compensation, thoughts and opinions are my own. I had plans for these wines. They arrived when the temperatures were not conducive to the cuisine, but I was patient. I had plans for these wines. I’d taste them all together, a three course meal with friends, […]

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