Women’s History Month: Cheers to Jenny Wagner, Emmolo Winemaker

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I haunt wine sales, bin ends, mark downs, price changes — I’m not proud. I like a good deal.

So when I found Emmolo Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc on clearance at my local grocery store for around $10 instead of $30, I picked up a bottle, and gave it a swirl.

I liked it so much I went back and bought more. And then I went back and bought the rest of it.

And then when I broke my wrist at Thanksgiving and couldn’t open a bottle of wine with a corkscrew to save my life, I was really really grateful to have this reliable, delicious, flexible wine at my fingertips. Continue reading

On International Women’s Day: Toast Women Wine Makers with Sonja’s Suds!

Today, Marsh 8, is International Women’s Day and the theme is “Make It Happen.” What better way to honor, celebrate, and toast women than by opening a bottle of wine made by one?

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I chose to feature these two wine makers because today is International Women’s Day and these are truly international women! They have both been born in one country and now make wine in another. This month of March I will be focusing as much as possible on those 10% of wines made by women wine makers. Continue reading