Good Wine, Good Eats and Great Conversation!

2012 Apothic Dark, Limited Release Don’t you love the holidays.  A time where we find time to fit others into our busy schedule, travel many miles to be with family and friends… Well, today, I’m filled with mixed emotions; dinner was my idea and I’m nervous.  On top of it all, I pick the worstContinue reading “Good Wine, Good Eats and Great Conversation!”

Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!”

Goodness, this place is “hopping”.  Confusedly, I ask, “Are they having a festival?” clearly another well-liked Virginia vineyard in the beautiful Clifton, VA.  The tasting room is large with leather lounge chairs, a beautiful glass barrel room and outdoor sitting area with a large stone fireplace where patrons are entertained with live music on theContinue reading “Paradise Springs Winery – “Refugees Unite!””

What, Mexico Produces Wine?!?

It is time to clear out those old Food and Wine, Saveur, Bon Appétit magazines and folders of articles that I saved over the years.  During de-cluttering, I discovered an advertisement on visiting Mexico.  The heading reads: “So Delicious it was banned?” Mexico produces wine? Intrigued, I read on…In the 16th century, Mexico produced wine. The wines were soContinue reading “What, Mexico Produces Wine?!?”

Crystal City 1K Wine and Beer Walk

Get Ready, Get Set, GO! It’s been two years since I last participated in the Crystal City 1K Wine Walk. I’m filled with excitement; especially since the 2013 New Jersey Harvest Wine Festival resulted in no wine purchases. My taste buds are ready to be enticed, spending some quality time with my new-found wine lover andContinue reading “Crystal City 1K Wine and Beer Walk”

“Closet of Wines”

The government shutdown has provided so much free time to clean and reorganize my home. Now, I’m ready to help “The Professional” pack some moving boxes. What makes packing enjoyable? Wine!:) First, I check the refrigerator and there is an open 2007 Marimar Chardonnay from Don Miguel Vineyard. I take a sip….Ewww CORKED! Next, IContinue reading ““Closet of Wines””

Fitzrada Eases Furlough Woes!

I sit here dozing off to sleep, body exhausted from keeping my mind occupied. I have reorganized my storage room and began to clear out the garage. My mind wanders “How in the H did we get here AGAIN?” This can’t be happening GOODNESS! We have the biggest bunch of drama queens running our country. Decisions areContinue reading “Fitzrada Eases Furlough Woes!”