This past weekend my husband and I went to Paso Robles, CA for Vintage Paso Weekend. It used to be called Zinfandel Weekend because it honors Paso’s heritage varietal, Zinfandel. There are events at over 100 wineries, a Zinposium and a Z Afterparty. Zinfandel is one of the most versatile food wines. I love pairing … More Vintage Paso Weekend
One of the less glamorous wine topics, but oh so important, is that of wine storage. Purchasing wine is an investment, so you want to protect that investment. When I was new to wine and started purchasing bottles to take home I didn’t have anywhere to put them. I instinctively knew that they should be … More Proper Wine Storage
My husband & I took a trip up to Paso Robles last week and decided to try a couple of new wineries. With over 250 wineries to choose from the task can seem a bit daunting, but choice is a good thing because that means there is something for everyone’s palate and budget. I’d been … More Winery Highlight: Parrish Family Vineyard
You’re sitting outside at a beautiful vineyard sipping delicious wine, surrounded by vines ripe with juicy grapes. You’ve tasted through all of the wines on the tasting menu and you are then given information on how to be a part of the wine club. Should you join? Let’s be honest, it’s hard to say no … More To join a wine club or not to join a wine club, that is the question – Mama’s Rubric.
There are a lot of options when it comes to buying wine. If you live in a larger city you will likely have Total Wine & More and BevMo. These are huge stores and carry every kind of alcohol you can imagine, plus all of the gadgets to go with it. They are nicely arranged … More Where to Buy Wine
Last weekend I met my three lovely daughters for a fun Girls Weekend in Paso Robles, California. We wanted to go wine tasting, cook together, and just relax and enjoy spending time together. My youngest daughter recently got engaged and thought it would be nice to find a special place to ask her sisters to … More Girls Weekend! Winery highlight: LXV Wines
Some time ago I was with a friend when she noticed an outdoor restaurant patio filled with people lunching and drinking wine. She said, “See those people over there? I want to do that!” I asked her why she hadn’t and she said wine was too intimidating. I’m here to tell you that life is … More See, Swirl, Smell, Sip, Savor