Wine from Virginia Wine Chat December 2018

#VAWineChat – Bubbles 

Over the past several years I have had the privilege of participating in many social media based wine chats; in part, due to Frank Morgan’s #VAWineChat. Founder of Drink What You Like wine blog; wine writer, Frank Morgan conducts virtual tastings monthly (usually), gathering wine bloggers, winemakers,...
The Four Graces Pinot Gris
Bottle Notes

Quick Sip: The Four Graces Pinot Gris 

The Tasting The Four Graces Pinot Gris, exuberant citrus nose with stone fruit, and whiffs of white honeysuckle and ample lemon zest, white florals and ripe-asian pear on the palate add up to a very balanced wine. Bight acidity contributes to sharp undertones.   The...
Kirkland Prosecco in glass

Tips&Tricks: Best Bargain Wine Find 

During the holiday season, seems like, everyone is looking for the best bargains being offered. From gifts to groceries the name of the game is… bargain. I have to admit; I do love a deal. But, I am slightly finicky about – so-called – bargain...
Wine pouring into glass
Food and Wine

Holiday Wine Pairing Made Simple 

Spending the holidays celebrating with family and friends, and enjoying delicious food, holiday music, and fabulous wine is what I love most about the season. Holiday wine pairing doesn’t have to be complicated. Preparing, shopping, decorating, cooking… the list goes on, and on. Holiday stress...
Plated tostada
Delicious Dish

Recipe: Tostadas With A Beefy Twist! 

I LOVE preparing Mexican inspired dishes. Every since I was a little girl Mexican food has been one of my favorite cuisines. I have been fortunate enough to travel to Mexico on several occasions and enjoyed some of the most flavorful meals I have ever...
Laxas Sparking Albarino
Bottle Notes

Quick Sip: Bodegas As Laxas Sensum NV (Sparkling Albariño) 

Ninety percent of wines produced in Rías Baixas are from the Albariño grape.  But, sparkling Albariño is relatively new, and approximately only 10 estates in Rías Baixas currently produce sparkling Albariño. Although produced similarly to champagne, Albarino spends only 9 months on the lees in steel tanks...