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

A Well Stocked Refrigerator or Two

Two Shepherds Grenache Gris

Elevate Your Monday Evening Even on a night when you’re rooting around the refrigerator and freezer for something to put together for dinner, a properly stocked wine refrigerator can elevate the meal. A variety of sparkling, white and rosé wines allow a great pairing with almost anything you can put together!

Blue Valentine – An Alternative Sweet Pairing

Have a Blue Valentine Break out of that chocolate and Cabernet thing that so many people are talking about these days. Try a different approach to your Valentine sweets! A smooth, rich blue cheese and a fortified wine in the style of port are a perfect sweet finish to a romantic meal. Gorgonzola Dolce After … Continue reading

One More #MerlotMe!

#MerlotMe Everyday It’s not just for the month of October, you have my permission to enjoy Merlot any day of the week, any month of the year. Even with leftover pot roast. Maybe especially with leftover pot roast, it needs love, too! We all need to keep Merlot in our regular rotation of wines and … Continue reading

Steal This Halloween Candy!

Graham's 10 Year Tawny Port paired with Halloween Candy

Just For Fun! Pairing Tawny Port with Halloween Candy When I was contacted about testing out some candy pairings with Tawny Port, I jumped at the chance! 10 Year Tawny Port is one of my favorite dessert wines (here, here, and here). I have my favorite things to pair for an after dinner treat, but … Continue reading

Peju Shows Merlot’s Versatility with Zuni Chicken #Merlotme

Peju Merlot paired with Zuni Cafe Chicken

This post is associated with the full month of October celebration of Merlot, called #MerlotMe on social media. Go ahead, look it up on facebook, Twitter or your favorite search engine! Merlot is More than Just a Red Meat Wine Being a bit softer and more plush than Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot will pair with more … Continue reading

Easy Holiday Appetizers & a Sparkler from South Africa #WinePW

Wine Pairing Weekend Celebrates the Holidays Our theme this month is “Sparkling Wine and Festive Holiday Dishes”. Scroll further down in this post for lots of great ideas from our group.  If you see this on Saturday morning Dec. 12, please join us on Twitter at #WinePW for a lively discussion! One of the best … Continue reading

You Can’t Take It With You, or Can You? Wine Check!

If you’re a wine lover traveling in a wine region anywhere in the world, you will undoubtedly want to bring home some treasures you acquired along the way.  Like me, you won’t be satisfied with just one or two bottles you can sneak into your luggage.  How can you bring home a bunch of wine, … Continue reading

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