december cheers!

can anyone else believe that we are in the month of december already? i feel like this year has passed us by so quickly. and as i think back on the year, we’ve done so much…multiple half marathons, a european adventure, and more! i believe sometimes we forget all of the great moments and we…

it’s holiday season

it’s holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of wine and decorating the house! seriously decorating for christmas is probably one of my favorite things to do…i will admit, we got back from our thanksgiving trip and putting the tree up was the first thing i did when we got…

north of the bay

another shipment has arrived from the grand tour…and can anyone guess what our next destination is? we didn’t have to travel too far staying in the united states, but focused on a region that everyone knows – north of the bay (napa valley, sonoma valley and green valley). as much as i love trying wines…

tuscany tuesday

family dinner resumes! after a ton of travel and crazy work weeks, a fun night with our crew was definitely a must. and last night, we decided to make one of our favorites that reminds us of cooler weather. fitting since we are supposed to get “fall” weather in the sunshine state this week. can…

salute: part 2

the journey through tuscany continues…and let me tell you, just WOW! the next wine we tried was absolutely incredible. the perfect amount of flavor and it had an incredible finish with persistent tannins (in my opinion the best finish to a wine). but which wine am i talking about? none other than the cerbaie 2012…

salute: part 1

ahhh, our next shipment from the grand tour wine club came in and i am so excited about the region focus…tuscany! i am a huge italian wine lover, so needless to say i was ecstatic when we opened the box. it’s always fun to see what wines are included. and honestly i’ve realized the first…

prost! part 2

and the journey through germany continues…and this time with a delicious pinot noir from our latest grand tour shipment. so delicious, that i haven’t shared it with anyone yet – whoops?! and since i’ve been the only one to try it thus far, i’ve been able to pair this wine with a couple different meals…

prost! part 1

and the next stop on our grand tour is…GERMANY! i’m not going to lie, one of my favorite parts of this wine club is trying to guess what part of the world we will be traveling to next – through wine of course?! and my initial guess before opening our box was france, but when…

wine down wednesday

well, wine down wendesday was definitely in effect last night. sometimes after a long week (yep, 3 days already seems like a long week), you just need to open a great bottle of wine and relax. and that is exactly what happened last night – breaking into our of our grand tour wines. now this…

down under vino: 4

at last, the final stop on our journey through australia. i can’t believe that our first shipment is complete – it just makes me that much more excited to receive our next one. luckily, i just got a notification saying that it was on the way.ย so what was the final wine selection? theย ochota barrels “texture…