Friday Cheers –

By |June 17th, 2023|Categories: Drinks, Wine|

There’s nothing like a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer afternoon which brings me to another wine worth mentioning from Trader Joe’s. It is from the Marlborough region of New Zealand and it’s this week’s Friday Cheers wine pick. The Pass / NZ is a delightful Sauvignon Blanc that has a bright crisp taste with grassy and [...]

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Friday Cheers –

By |May 19th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized, Wine|Tags: , , |

Trader Joe’s is everyone’s favorite grocery store. From their fun snacks to their abundant wine selection, which they so generously offer samplings of. Several weeks ago, Mike and I popped in for some groceries and low and behold they were doing a wine tasting. The wine, a pleasing French White Bordeaux this week’s Friday Cheers wine pick. The 2022 [...]

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Friday Cheers – Miraval Rosé

By |April 14th, 2023|Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , , , |

Sometimes a beautiful wine bottle excites me more than the wine...but if the wine is as beautiful as the bottle, then you have a match made in heaven.  For me, the match is Miraval Rosé...this week’s Friday wine pick. Miraval Rosé comes to us from Cotes de Provence, France.  It is a light-bodied, crisp wine that is light pink, [...]

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Friday Cheers – Avaline White Wine

By |March 17th, 2023|Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you ever find yourself scrolling through your IG feed and one of the posts grabs your attention? Clearly, one grabbed my attention: Avaline /ah-vah-leene/ Wines. The perfect choice for this week’s Friday Cheers wine pick. Founded by Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, Avaline Wines are clean and organically grown. The goal of this duo was to create wines [...]

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Friday Cheers – Belle Glos Pinot Noir

By |November 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized, Wine|Tags: , , , , |

Good friends are like a fine glass of wine and I have to give a big shoutout to my wonderful friend, Stephanie, who knows how to pick a fine bottle of wine. She gifted me this week’s Friday Cheers wine pick...Belle Glos Pinot Noir. We paired this wonderful 2018 vintage with our thanksgiving dinner and it was the perfect [...]

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Friday Cheers…Viña Ardanza Reserva 2015

By |November 18th, 2022|Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , , |

Yet another Spanish wine worth mentioning has been poured into my glass. This one is La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2015 and it is this week's Friday Cheers wine pick. I was first introduced to this wine through my sister who had the pleasure of trying it at Tavern on the Green, a NYC restaurant nestled within Central [...]

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Friday Cheers…Goru Gold Red Blend

By |October 28th, 2022|Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , , |

Ego Bodegas Goru Gold Red Blend was awarded 93 points from Wine Spectator. Meaning it is an outstanding wine of superior character and style. And that, it is! This wine when poured is almost deep purple in color with wonderful aromas. It is full-bodied, smooth with ripe berry flavors that end nice and dry on your palate. If I [...]

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Friday Cheers – French Rosé

By |October 21st, 2022|Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to go to a wine tasting at Oakdale, which is a premier event venue and soon to be vineyard in Ashland, VA. Chris Stem, the proprietor, opened the venue several years ago and started working with Harlow Ridge Wines of Ashland to bottle several varieties of wine. His wines highlight grapes from Virginia, [...]

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Friday Cheers – Ronan Bordeaux Blanc by Clinet

By |October 14th, 2022|Categories: Wine|

This week's Friday Cheers wine pick is Ronan, a lovely 2020 Bordeaux Blanc, by Clinet. This French wine, which is also referred to as White Bordeaux is unbelievably fresh tasting. It is made from a blend of two grapes, Sauvignon and Semillon, and comes from the Bordeaux region of France. According to Wine Folly, an educational wine blog, "White [...]

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Friday Cheers – Chalk Hill Pinot Noir

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Wine|Tags: , , , |

Welcome to Friday Cheers! To start off today’s wine pairing I chose a Pinot Noir.  Why a Pinot, because it’s such a versatile wine that goes with just about anything. Its high acidity and low tannin content makes it the perfect wine to enjoy with a variety of appetizers and will move well into your main course.  Whether you [...]

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Since It’s National Wine Day…

By |May 26th, 2018|Categories: Wine|

It’s hard to believe that the Memorial Day weekend is upon us. Where have the first five months of the year gone? It seems (as I get older), time passes faster and faster. I guess it waits for no one. I have learned that making and taking time for the simplest of pleasures is important for my wellbeing. To [...]

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Let’s get personal… about wine

By |March 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized, Wine|

Wine is personal... and what may taste good to one person doesn't always taste good to another. Our palates are all at a different place. However, when pairing wine with food all you need to remember is light with light and rich with rich. With that being said, pair chicken and fish with white wines. Meat and cheese with [...]

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For Meat Lovers!

By |February 24th, 2018|Categories: Main Dishes, Uncategorized, Wine|

Several weeks ago my yoga instructor said, "Yoga is not about the movement, yoga is about the happiness it brings." And, it does. I truly feel euphoric after a 60-minute class of hot yoga. To me, yoga is a lot like cooking. It's not about the process, it's about the result. And last night's result was beyond delicious and [...]

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An Amazing Bottle of Wine…

By |March 30th, 2015|Categories: Wine|

Normally, I talk about food first and then the wine we serve. But today I have to tell you about an amazing bottle of wine that we had last night. It was an Australian Red that was highly recommended by our wine steward friend Lucia Matheny. The wine is called Molly Dooker, Two Left Feet. It is a 2012 [...]

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It’s Pizza Time…

By |December 12th, 2014|Categories: Pizza, Recipes, Wine|

Whenever I make pizza, I think of the song, “When the moon hits your eye, like a big pizza pie, that’s amore” because at our house making pizza is a labor of love. It literally takes hours from start to finish, but worth it when you savor that first bite. The dough recipe is one I have used for years, [...]

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Wine Pairings: Thanksgiving Edition

By |November 24th, 2014|Categories: Wine|

Selecting the wine you will serve at your Thanksgiving dinner should be as important a selection as which turkey you will buy and which sides you will serve. Because there is such a variety of tastes, textures, and aromas in your Thanksgiving Day meal from the turkey to the stuffing to cranberries to sweet potatoes, more thought will be required when [...]

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Enjoying Wine – The Journey Begins

By |November 5th, 2014|Categories: Wine|Tags: |

Wine is all about discovery! And it is all about what you like and what tastes good to your palate. The nice thing is everyone’s palate is at a different place in terms of advancement. So whether you are a novice wine drinker or a more seasoned one here’s to enjoying and learning more about wine. Did you know there [...]

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