Today’s Wine Review

Spring is in full swing in the Northwest. I can’t believe all of the beautiful blooming bushes and plants here. There are so many new and different plants here that I’ve never seen before. There’s one that has white blooms that are multiple tiny flowers growing in the shape of spikes and smell like cotton…

Today’s Wine Review

Last week I was gently reminded that I now live in Washington, the second largest wine producer in the United States, so why am I still writing about California wines. I had to agree I had fallen into a habit of buying and tasting wines from regions I was familiar with. I needed to shake…

Today’s Wine Review

It’s Christmas Eve, the holiday rush and panic is upon us. For those who are done shopping and relaxing with a glass of wine in your hand, I applaud you, I’m jealous but I applaud you. Maybe one day I will be just like you, sitting back savoring that wonderful glass and appreciating it for…

Today’s Wine Review

My favorite wine is a big jammy Zinfandel. One that is dark purple and full of blackberry and cherry flavors, not too dry and not sweet. I had the perfect bottle once, a Rosenblum, Planchon Vineyard, 2006. It was everything I wanted in a glass of Zinfandel. I went back to the store where I…

Today’s Wine Review

Summer is in full swing and here in the Midwest, Summer means heat and humidity. And what makes heat and humidity more palatable? Something cold to drink. It’s a perfect time to drink the lighter wines out there. On my last wine stock up run, I bought eight bottles of white wine, three red and…

Today’s Wine Review

Even though there are technically twenty-one days until the first day of summer, it feels like spring has abandoned us for the muggy days of summer. I just got back from walking the dogs and am soaked through. So I thought today would be a perfect day to drink some chilled soft white wine and…

Today’s Wine Review

When is it ever going to stop snowing? Here it is March and we’re getting 3 inches plus more snow. Yesterday we had a play date with our friend’s dogs and our dogs, for a game of tag team wrestling all in an effort to exhaust their sixteen month old Belgian Malinois. We did all…

Today’s Wine Review

I have been such a drub. It’s not that I haven’t had any wine to drink, au contraire, I’ve been drinking wine daily and have been writing it down, I just haven’t had the computer time to get my scribbles into legible thoughts and text. For some really strange reason my employer expects me to…

Today’s Wine Review

On Sundays if we have no other plans, I pick Mitch up from work, come home and have a late lunch early dinner. I try to fix something nice more dinner like than lunch and of course wine to go with it all. I know it’s a bit early but its Sunday and we have…

Today’s Wine Review

I have a friend that makes the best jalapeño jelly, some heat a little sweet, an awesome combination. The best part about it is that she always gives me a couple jars for Christmas. My friends know me, food and wine, you can’t go wrong. I shared some of the jelly with another friend that…

Today’s Wine Review

Wine makes a great gift for Christmas. It’s always at the top of my list. But for some, buying wine can be very intimidating, especially if the buyer isn’t a wine drinker. We get wooed by all different wine label designs, graphics and cutesy names. The label screams, “Come taste me, I’m the wine for…