Wine

Tasty Whites, Wine

Grüner Veltliner: Austria’s wine jewel

Never heard of Grüner Veltliner (pronounced Grooner Velt-leener)? Neither had I until last year when a dear friend of mine in NYC recommended I try it as an exotic alternative to dry Riesling or Sauv Blanc. I’m so glad she did because it has quickly become one of my favorite white wines – when I can find it.

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Life/My Shenanigans, Travel/Wanderlust, Tuscany, Vineyards & Wineries, Wine Tasting & How To's

Our wine tour in Tuscany: Chianti Classico

So after 10 months of sitting on photos and trying to make the time to write this, I am FINALLY going to write about our wine tasting tour in Tuscany. While it was only a day long and it seems like it should be easy to blog, I really wanted to do this justice. I also knew it was going to make me terribly nostalgic and wishing I was still in Italy. Ohhhhhh the aching pain to be back there!

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails, For fun, Tasty Whites

Orange & Basil White Wine Sangria

It’s that time of year! Phew! A whopping 95 degrees yesterday, and it’s only going to get hotter in my neck of the woods – or desert – should I say. The benefit of living in the valley of Los Angeles is the amazing mountain views and sunny mornings without the marine layer. The drawback is weather so hot in the summer you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.

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