February 13, 2020

Do you ever wish you could BEAM yourself back to a simpler time -- 1985, Breakfast Club perhaps? 

A time before social media was even a thing, because you want to focus on what you love—winemaking.

I’ve been a “social media muse” to the wine business for well over a...

January 31, 2020

Wouldn't you love to sip some Sangiovese in the sunny Tuscan countryside, or set sail on a relaxing Bordeaux River Cruise? Perhaps a private, all-inclusive tour of Crete is more your style? 

Besides being an incredible resource for wine, food, beer and spirits tastings...

August 16, 2019

Nugget, enjoying a whiff of mama’s tasty barrel-reserve brew from Ponysaurus Brewing Co.

August 16, 2019

One thing that stands out in our less-than-two-months in Durham is the DIVERSITY of this 150-year-old city. A writer captured the spirit perfectly (below). I peppered in a few words of my own to give those who haven't been here yet a feel for the BULL CITY, and we look...

August 16, 2019

Weekend yum: Hubby surprised me with this Green Zebra gose-style ale brewed with watermelon ðŸ‰ & sea salt ðŸŒŠ --- it tastes just like it sounds, and it’s absolutely delicious ðŸ˜‹

Brews for every taste and budget from Beer Durham - if you emjoy craft be...

July 23, 2019

I happen to throw a bottle of red or white in the freezer every once-in-awhile for a quick chill, and I've never left a bottle for dead -- well... there was that one time I was distracted and killed my nice bottle of champagne -- but I can't go there (yet).  Here's wha...

Yes Virginia, you SHOULD chill your reds, whites & rosés:

I'm not a huge fan of rules, but this is one of my FAVES:

The 20/20 Rule: Chilling all wines (yes, all) to get the most out of the bottle. ðŸ·

Most wine drinkers know to chill white wines before enjoying them. Few...

I came across this piece and immediately knew I had to share it with you, since many had mentioned the deer-in-the-headlights look you have when shopping for wine. ðŸ·

The snippets are below --  please refer to the full article for the whole enchilada.


August 21, 2018

If I said the name Charles Shaw, would you run for the hills, grab a glass, or maybe even a paper cup? Are you the type who has a glass for every type of wine (meaning a vessel for every actual varietal of reds, whites, and now blues?)

Let's chill out for a minute or tw...

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