Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2014 : Wine Wednesday Review

The Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2014 is dry and full bodied with notes of citrus peels and apricots.


Drink: 2015 Maryland Governor’s Cup

I was honored to be invited to be a judge in the annual Maryland Governor’s Cup for the seventh year in a row. Judging is a wine competition is both a lot of fun and a lot of work

Wine For Beginners : Friday Infographic

Wine is delicious. But learning about it can be daunting. Especially when you hear an oenophile waxing poetic about the nose, color and tastes of different wines.

What’s a wine newbie to do? Winefolly has put all the basics of buying, serving and drinking wine into one jam-packed infographic. This infographic (which is also available as a print) has all the things: types of wines, deciphering a wine label, serving temperatures…okay seriously it covers too much to list.  Peruse this handy guide and sip like a pro!

Basic Wine 101 Guide



White Wine Cheat Sheet: Feast Your Eyes Friday

Last week, I came out as a redhead. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy and occasional white wine. Sometimes the meal—or the mood—calls for it. I like to drink a sweeter white wine when I’m eating spicy food, such as Szechuan or Thai. If I’m hanging out and sipping wine on a hot summer day, I might opt for something fruity and dry.

This cheat sheet gives a quick breakdown of the flavor profile of some popular white wine varieties.

What’s in your glass these days? Let me know in the comments!

White Wine Cheat Sheet

Feast Your Eyes—Pizza and Wine

Summertime, the living is easy—and hot.  Some nights, the mere thought of cranking up the stove or oven can make you sweat. No worries! You only have to fire up you telephone (or computer) to get a pizza delivered to your doorstep. But what vino should you pair with your pizza pie-o?

Indian Wine List comes to the rescue with this infographic that shows which wine goes with your topping of choice.

What do you like to drink with your pizza? Let me know in the comments below.

Pizza & Wine Guide

Drink: Wine Wednesday Review — Lacheteau Vouvray

Lacheteau Vouvray Chenin Blanc Loire Valley Price: $6.99 This is another wine from my Trader Joe’s haul. Vouvray is one of my go-to summer whites. The term refers to a small growing area in France’s Loire Valley. Vouvray wines are made primarily from the Chenin Blanc grape and can range from dry to sweet. Lacheteau Vouvray is… Continue reading Drink: Wine Wednesday Review — Lacheteau Vouvray