Monthly Archives: December 2022
Top 10 Sparkling Moments of 2022
Happy New Year! On New Year’s Eve, more than any other except maybe a wedding day, all minds go to sparkling wine. Sparkling wine is one of my favorite beverages and I drink it all year– and not just on special occasions! So as I’m preparing Top 10 2022 lists from Sue and I, I thought I’d take a look to see what we did with sparkling wine in 2022 and I came up with this Top 10 Sparkling Moments for 2022:
It’s Party Time! Try Uruguay’s Vermut Flores and Italy’s Organic Corvezzo for Cocktails
“I don’t like wine,” said my friend Maria. “It tastes sour, like vinegar. But I do like wine cocktails!” As much as I love wine, the idea of making a cocktail with it seems a waste of good wine. However, there is much more to making cocktails with wine than putting gin in it like one guy did on a date saying “I know you like wine but it doesn’t do much, so here” as he poured gin into my red wine which I was enjoying with my steak just fine. Wine as a component might also offer a lower alcohol alternative to a more powerful drink– just the opposite of what that long ago date wanted. Continue reading
For the New Year, New Wine: Discover Sandro de Bruno Durello DOC Dynamic Durella Sparkling Wine
Sherry Pairings: Crickets or Christmas Cookies?
Happy Holidays 2022!
IT’S FINE I’M FINE EVERYTHING IS FINE! Well, here we are smack dab in the holiday season! While Solstice, Hanukah, and Christmas may be past, the days are getting longer, we’re in the 12 Days of Christmas, plus Kwanzaa, AND New Year’s Eve is on the horizon! Not to mention Continue reading
From Otago with Love: Organic Loveblock’s Pinot Noir Paired with Duck Breasts #WorldWineTravel
Some gatherings are large and some are small– especially when it comes to holiday gatherings! Sometimes you may be planning on two or three people and suddenly there’s five or six or more. That’s where an expandable cheeseboard, a salad, and something special like family style sliced duck breasts with mushroom rice pilaf served in a roasted squash come to play with wine with screw tops from New Zealand’s Loveblock winery: a Pinot Noir from Otago in the southern part of the South Island and a bottle of their Sauvignon Blanc Tee. Continue reading