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
Wine is basically fermented grape juice. While wine grapes have yeast on the skins, winemakers usually add more yeast to the crushed grapes, and the yeast converts the sugar in the juice (brix) into alcohol. Sounds pretty simple, right? Apparently not, because I’ve tasted a lot of bad wine! Winemaking is a science. A lot … More Some Wine Basics
I love red wine! I love the nose, the flavors, the layered complexities, the way it tastes on your front, mid and back palette. So where did this love of wine come from? I didn’t grow up around wine or alcohol of any kind. I don’t think I had my first sip of wine until … More Welcome to my new blog!