A First Taste of a Friend’s First Chardonnay

iOTA Cellars Chardonnay 2014

iOTA Cellars Expands It’s a rare opportunity to taste a winemaker’s first wine, or their first wine from a new grape. We’re long time fans of our friends at iOTA Cellars Pinot Noir. They have been producing Pinot Noir commercially since the 2006 vintage, and we have been enjoying their wines from the beginning. In … Continue reading

All American Menu: Farmer and Winery Friends #WinePW

July Wine Pairing Weekend Assignment: All American, All French, or Somewhere In Between I chose “All American!”  I’ve been spending lots of time this year exploring Italian food and wine, but sometimes it’s fun to come home to familiar ground.  Especially this time of year, where we can cook almost the whole meal on the … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  We’re grateful to have our family together, visiting our daughter, Casey, in Florida. Thanksgiving Traditions Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?  One of ours is to bring some iOTA Cellars Pinot Noir for our holiday table, wherever we are. The Pelos and Sandberg families are our good friends … Continue reading

Wine and My So Called “Friends” #MWWC11

Wine Buying Problem?  Me? Madeline at Wine Folly recently posted a fun quiz to determine whether I might have a wine (buying) problem.  Know what?  I got a perfect score! Oh wait, that might not be a good thing. Until a few years ago, wine buying wasn’t a problem.  We drank maybe 4 bottles a … Continue reading

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