love & squalor

our latest “the grand tour” wine shipment has taken us from europe back to the good ol’ united states. and this time, we are exploring the wines from the beautiful state of oregon. now, i’ve had a few oregon wines previously, but never really explored too much outside of the pinot noir variety – so…

wine, from mexico?

i know, you’re probably thinking that i am crazy right now. but we really had an incredible wine, not from caiifornia or italian vineyards, but from our neighboring country, mexico called bichi mission ‘listan’ tecate 2016. now we were first introduced to this wine when we visited verve wine in new york city. as we…

nyc’s wine gem

we are back from the big apple, and man i wish we had more time in the city. i swear, we say that every single time. there is something just so infectious about new york city, and it’s truly one of our favorite places to visit?! and on this trip, we were so excited to…

hello austria…

ok, so maybe it’s more like “hello wine from austria” but hey, we’re still excited. we were super pumped to see that this month’s wine club shipment was featuring austria because quite honestly, we’ve never had any type of wine from this country. and what we love about this wine club is the fact that…

ciao piedmonte

well, our journey through piedmont is coming to a close…but what an adventure it was! i seriously am so glad that we invested in this wine club membership. we have learned so much AND have been able to try so many different wines, some that we never heard of prior to this. now our last…

sights set on 2018

with starting a new year, it’s time to start setting some new goals. and for me, this means some more running goals for 2018 – in addition to a few others. as some of you may have followed last year, it was my challenge to complete 5 half marathons in 2017, in addition to signing…

journey through piedmont

the journey through piedmont continues… and what better way to wind down on a wonderful thursday night than with a delicious bottle of wine, especially after the holidays. for last night’s selection, we ended up picking a wine that we have never tried before – a 2013 cascina val del prete ‘bricco medica’ roero. wow, now…

it’s back to italy…

i was secretly hoping that our shipment from the grand tour would be sending us back to italy…and my wish came true! not only are we going back to italy, BUT we are traveling to my favorite wine region and a place that is at the top of my travel bucket list – the piemonte…

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…