Valencia Inspires Our First Paella #WorldWineTravel

Maps courtesy of Vineyards.com World Wine Travel Writers Explore Valencia and MurciaThis month, we travel virtually to the sunny Mediterranean coast of Spain, to the wine regions of Valencia and Murcia. Valencia is the historic home of paella, though that dish has grown to be a hallmark for the entire country. The wines are less … Continue reading

Franciacorta is Lombardia’s Challenge to Champagne #ItalianFWT

Italian Food, Wine and Travel Writers Explore Lombardia (virtually)This month, our Italian wine writers are highlighting the many wines from Lombardia, in north central Italy. Bordered to the north by the Italian Alps and featuring the well known lakes, the region is rich with wines. Many, however, are less well known. Take a look farther … Continue reading

Testing Out the Vital Choice Seafood Grill Box

Vital Choice Wild Seafood and OrganicsRecently, the folks at Vital Choice Wild Seafood and Organics contacted me to see if I’d like to try out their seafood grilling pack. Given my love of both seafood and the grill, this was an easy yes! A few days later the box arrived, perfectly frozen and ready to … Continue reading

Basque Country Means Pintxos and Txakolina #WorldWineTravel

World Wine Travel Group Basque DiscoveriesIn our continuing virtual trip around Spain, our #WorldWineTravel group is learning about Basque Country this month. This region in the northeast of Spain is highly influenced by the Atlantic ocean and experiences a moderate, maritime climate. The wines have a freshness and acidity which has brought them into popular … Continue reading

Tannat Day with Uruguay Wine

Celebrate #TannatDay with Uruguay WinesIn the US, we’re well acquainted with wines from Chile and Argentina, but Uruguay is probably less familiar. Let’s change that! Next time you’re visiting a wine shop, ask if they have any wines from Uruguay and if they do give them a try. Uruguay and WineLocated in South America south … Continue reading

Moving Closer to “All Are Welcome Here” in Wine

All Are Welcome Here In all walks of life, opportunities are needed for people who perhaps don’t look like “us”. Recently, the wine community has started to face the unflattering fact that we are not as diverse as we need to be. One of the big things to help is for businesses to create opportunities … Continue reading

Pantry/Freezer Spaghetti with Unti Sangiovese

Pantry/Freezer Spaghetti with Unti Vineyards Sangiovese In keeping with the spirit of #stayhome, I’m sharing some easy recipes which hopefully won’t require a separate trip to the grocery, or at least can be accommodated in your once a week trip. In cooler weather, spaghetti is one of our easy weeknight meals. Julie is especially fond … Continue reading

My Big Break on the “We Like Drinking” Podcast

Fame? Yes! Fortune? ? Sure, it was fun to win a trip to Bordeaux with the Millesima Blog Awards. Yep, honored to be shortlisted in the Born Digital Wine Awards in 2017. I knew I had finally made it, achieved star status when I was invited to be a guest on the “We Like Drinking” … Continue reading

Cancer Fundraiser Raffle – Buy a Chance at a Piedmont Treasure!

Do good and win a chance at a case of amazing Piemontese wine at https://girlsgottadrink.com/beat-cancer-piedmont-wine-fundraiser/

My blogging buddy and real-life friend, Valerie, has close friend who has recently been diagnosed with colon cancer. Val has started a fund to help with the overwhelming expenses for her friend going through cancer treatment. You might think, “pretty far removed from my life”, but you should read on! You see, Val and her … Continue reading

5 Rules for Thanksgiving Wines

Wine Pairing Rules for Thanksgiving It’s not about the wine, it’s about family and friends. Choose wines your family will like It’s an American holiday, so consider going American in your wine choices Even though it’s not about the wine, bring really good wines. You never know who’s interest you might spark Choose wines with … Continue reading

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