BBQ Beef Nachos Paired With CK Mondavi for Game Day Parties!

Disclosure: I am a #CKMondaviAmbassador and #CKMondaviWines has sponsored this post.  Any opinions are my own. It’s nearly that time when ‘dribbling and hoops’ take over March 😉  Despite my minuscule size (I’m only 4’9″!!) basketball runs deep in my family tree, and while I’m never chosen first on the playground teams (ha ha), I do love […]

Festive Turkey Florentine Lasagna Recipe

Disclosure: I am a #CKMondaviAmbassador and #CKMondaviWines has sponsored this post.  Any opinions are my own. Tradition is something that truly makes Christmas special to me.  My husband and I have each brought some holiday traditions to our marriage from our parents, and we’ve created some of our own with our daughter.  Since we don’t […]

Strawberry Chocolate Shortcakes for Merlot Month

October is International Merlot Month! Merlot Month unites passionate wine lovers in a worldwide movement to celebrate this lavishly textured, dazzlingly versatile noble red grape varietal. More than 100 Merlot producers, wine merchants, restaurants and consumers will taste and toast online using the hashtag #MerlotMe, at events, in wine stores, restaurants and homes across the world this […]

The Divining Rod Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Orgeon

Wine lovers, unite and discover the newest wine from The Divining Rod their Pinot Noir.  If you don’t know now what Pinot Noir is your favorite, you will after trying a glass of this. The Diving Rod 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is balanced and complex.  It opens with earthy aromas of dried herbs and cranberry, […]

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

As the weather warms up, bring out your creative side with fun, spring cocktails from Santa Margherita. This delicious wine is perfect on its own and as a base for delightful cocktails. Here’s a spring-inspired cocktail recipes to enjoy while celebrating the warm weather. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Ingredients 1 Bottle Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore 1/8 Cup […]

The Divining Rod Wine for Mardi Gras – It’s Not Just Natural, It’s Supernatural

Mardi Gras was originally started in medieval Europe and came to New Orleans in 1718.  It’s a carnival celebration of magic, romance and festivity.  The Divining Rod wine was started by Marc Mondavi as an ode to his intuitive water divining skills that honor an unknown ‘energy’ that allows him to find water underground.  What better pairing […]

Personal Wine’s Princess Bride “Bottle of Wits”

There are few things that are as nostalgic as movies for pinpointing occasions in your life.  The first movie I saw in a movie theater was Bedknobs and Broomsticks.  The first movie my parents allowed me to go with friends downtown to see on my own was Gremlins.  The first date with my husband we went to see […]

Ca’ Momi Wine and Cheese Pairings

We’ve had such a crazy summer!  Between traveling and then getting all the appointments and tasks done that we could only do with our daughter home from college out of the way, I’m finally ready to invite some friends over and do some entertaining.  I realize I’m hitting that time just before back to school […]

Beautiful Hand Painted Wine Glasses

So you all know that I love coffee, but I also love a good glass of wine.  When the dinner hour rolls over into the evening, I often sit back, relax and pour myself a glass of white or red.  Valentina Paris recently sent me a couple of hand painted wine glasses to pour my […]

Cedar Plank Sugar and Spice Salmon & Rainstorm Wine

Take your dinner up a notch…Rainstorm Wines is pairing up with Copper River Salmon this season.  This long anticipated, highly prized, and VERY delicious salmon is getting a touch of Oregon vibrancy with a perfectly paired trio of wines: Rainstorm Pinot Noir, Rainstorm Pinot Gris, and the all-new Rainstorm Silver Linings Rosé. If you are […]