Tag: wine

Tasty Whites, Wine

Wine: Riesons to love Riesling

Okay so maybe that wasn’t the greatest play on words. Especially if you don’t know how to pronounce Riesling yet. It’s pronounced “Rees-ling”. “Riesons” to love “Riesling”…get it? {wah wah wahhhhhhhhh}. Admittedly, I’ve been a...

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Tasty Bubbles, Wine

Cava: A spanish sparkling wine. Great to taste. Even better on the wallet.

Cava. Now here is an understated, under-appreciated and usually over looked sparkling wine. It’s more or less the Prosecco of Spain because Prosecco (Italian) is also highly overlooked as everyone always seems to focus on the Champagnes of the world. Yet surprisingly Cava is usually very easily found in most major grocery stores which makes it easily accessible and very budget friendly.

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails, Recipes, Tasty Bubbles, Wine

Simple Holiday Drinks – Raspberry Champagne Float

I am certainly no expert on cocktails. Given that I don’t drink liquor other than the occasional dirty martini (which is more olive juice than anything really), I am more than positive anyone reading this can shame me with some spectacular drink recipes. But if you’re like me and an exclusive wine drinker that wants something festive and less than three steps, you’ve found a new soul sister!

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Aperitivos & Wine Cocktails

Lovely Lillet

Although I mentioned this beverage in my “girly french inspired evening” post, I wanted to dedicate an entire post about it in the wine section. It is more than deserving of it’s own post because it is AHHHMAZING. Lillet (pronounced ”le lay”) is a french wine blend...

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Just Because, Travel/Wanderlust

My girly french inspired evening

So last night I hosted myself a french inspired evening while Terri was away working. I thought it would not only give me something to do but also let me watch a french movie I had been wanting to see. I also wanted to do a test run on a french dish I’ve been looking to cook but have been scared to death to try.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country, Vineyards & Wineries, Wine

Carhartt Vineyards Tasting Room in Los Olivos, CA

Although it’s dubbed the “smallest tasting room in the world”, Carhartt should [carharttlogo] also be dubbed the “coolest tasting room in the world”. With only standing room for four (comfortably), they make you feel like you’re at home and hanging out at someone’s wine bar in their kitchen. If you’re looking for an authentic country wine experience, this is the one for you!

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Learn About Wine, Tasty Whites

The skinny on Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (Sov-en-yawn Blonck) is usually a dry white wine with distinctive herby yet fruity qualities. It is considered to be a “medium bodied” wine that falls in between Riesling (light) and Chardonnay (heavy) which makes it an easy wine to pair with many types of yummy food...

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