emma reichart, dry riesling

Gosh, I was probably 10 or 11 the last time I had a lemonade stand. Every summer when I was younger, we would go to my Aunt Becky’s for a week. We called it camp Becky. Maria, Rachel, Danny, and I (all within 2 years of age of each other) would just hang out, catch…

ruth lewandowski, dinos to diamonds

So, I’m 100% obsessed with Marissa Ross. I follow her on Instagram, I read her blog, and I just bought her book. I’m probably a couple years behind the bandwagon, but I love the way she writes about wine and expresses her opinions on wine. That said, I have no idea how I stumbled upon…

bloem, chenin blanc + viognier

So I’ve been reading this book, “Wine. all the time.” and I’m obsessed with it. Marissa Ross does an incredible job of explaining wine in a way that I personally understand and can relate to. Reading her book is like watching Project Runway or Nikita. At the end of an episode, I either want to…

robert mondavi chardonnay

Mr. Mondavi, you continue to make me believe in love… the love of Chardonnay. I’m that person that opts for a well rounded, white, oaked wine on a regular basis, and this does it for me. Smooth, full-bodied, with a medium finish. It’s definitely worth a stay at home date. wine name: robert mondavi vintage: 2014…

simple life, chardonnay

After a terrible cabernet tasting (post coming soon) my Mom + I figured we’d try something new. We choose the wine based off of the label. It’s simple, crisp, and light. It’s perfect for afternoon snacks in the backyard and sunset viewings at the harbor. Thank you Simple Life Simple Life for a perfect afternoon/evening…

simpler wines, chardonnay

During my time home, I’ve fallen in love with a simple to transport beachy wine. It’s called Simpler Wines. You can find them at Trader Joes and they are pretty tasty. It started with the rosé (I didn’t do a tasting for it), but then I purchased the chardonnay and had to do a tasting….

rodney strong, charlotte’s home

I’m home for the week and am spending my time with my best friend. She as well is an avid wine drinker and planned the best day… wine + burritos on the beach. She let me pick the wine and man was I wrong. Caution, this wine with burritos DOES NOT pair well. wine name: rodney…

j.lohr, sauvignon blanc

My best friend and I used to go to the tasting room in San Jose. Today was such a beautiful day it made sense to open a bottle and just reminisce. wine name: j.lohr vintage: 2016 style/type: sauvignon blanc country/region: montery, ca price: $17 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): pale color…

molino a vento, pinot grigio

Last night my work wife and I went out for our weekly window watching date night. We walk across the street from the office to coco & cru where we sit in the window, order happy hour wine, and people watch. I typically go for their Montepulciano; however, last night I tried their pinot grigio and…

frogs leap chardonnay

wine name: frogs leap vintage: 2015 style/type: chardonnay country/region: napa valley, ca price: $27 appearance: clarity (clear or hazy): clear intensity (pale, medium, or deep): medium color (describe the shade of the wine): golden nose: condition (clean or unclean): unclean intensity (light, medium, strong): aromas (what do you smell): lemon zest, jasmine, apple palate: sweetness…