Corked wine…Don’t Throw it Out! Make Mulled Wine

Corked wine…Don’t Throw it Out, Make Mulled Wine! Updated: February 7, 2013 – I’ve been cold all day and wrapped in the softest blanket on the planet (Christmas gift from Sister-dear). When I’m cold and cozy, I can’t help to think about my love… No, not The Professional, WINE ;). A nice warm spicy glassContinue reading “Corked wine…Don’t Throw it Out! Make Mulled Wine”

Virginia, meet Germany; Germany, meet Virginia – Otium Cellars

 Otium Cellars, Purcellville, VA – That’s right; Virginia has been graced with the presence of German wines. After a long day of vineyard hopping, the “Vineyard Girls” and I travelled to Purcellville, VA.  Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Otium Cellars once a grape supplier is now producing their own wines, German wines. We poseContinue reading “Virginia, meet Germany; Germany, meet Virginia – Otium Cellars”

Oops – A Voluptuous Beauty

Have you ever opened a bottle of wine and instantly thought, “Why did I open this wine”? So what do you do, pour it out? BLASHPHEMY! Drink it or pour back in the bottle :). 2011 oops– 84% Cabernet Franc and 16% Carmenere blend. This is a wine that is visibly known to everyone byContinue reading “Oops – A Voluptuous Beauty”


Today was a great day! I attended Christmas concert a “The Worship Center”, Woodbridge, VA. The concert brought tears to my eyes when gospel singer Martha Munizzi sang Broken Chains. My son surprised me with a visit and attended the concert. God was in the Worship Center this Sunday morning. JUST AWESOME! I’m feeling theContinue reading “BLUEMONT VINEYARDS – BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, VA”

Sophenia Malbec & “Frankenstorm”

Sophenia Malbec & “Frankenstorm” In preparation for Frankenstorm (Hurricane Sandy) that is about to blast the east coast. Meteorologists are calling it the “Perfect Storm”.  I searched through the wine cooler and pull out a bottle of Malbec. 2009 Sophenia Synthesis Malbec, grapey-spicy aromas with ink-like color.  I allowed the wine to breathe for about 10 minutes andContinue reading “Sophenia Malbec & “Frankenstorm””

Celebrating with Pinotage

Today is a day of celebration and indulgence. I completed a week of changing my eating habits.  I’m celebrating a week of no processed foods, no caffeine or wine and I feel fantastic!  Eating clean is a very strict way of living. I’ve decided to eliminate processed foods and eat more fresh fruit, vegetables andContinue reading “Celebrating with Pinotage”

A Funky Kind of Day – “And Yes, This is a Wine Review!”

I pull into the driveway and I see my teenage girls taking out the trash. “Hmm… I wonder what they are up to.” Sticking my head out the window and with a half-smile, I say, “Hello Girls.”  I’m ambushed with “THE HOUSE STINKS!” “It smells like (wait for it)…FARTS!” Ugh! I hate that word. TheContinue reading “A Funky Kind of Day – “And Yes, This is a Wine Review!””

Layer Cake – Primitivo aka Zinfandel – A Forty Miles Winegasm!

Saturday afternoon and The Professional and I are wine shopping. Our day was filled with down pours, strong wind gusts that resulted in a tornado touching down on Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA. The first Living Social coupons took us to Cairo Wine and Liquor (DC Wine Guy) at Dupont Circle.  I checked their website andContinue reading “Layer Cake – Primitivo aka Zinfandel – A Forty Miles Winegasm!”

“The MAGNIFICENT” – Domaine Grand Veneur 2007, Chateauneuf du Pape

Domaine Grand Veneur 2007, Chateauneuf du Pape – (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre from 65-year-old vines) I’m preparing a Caesar steak salad.  Whenever I cook steak, I must have a glass of red wine.  I take a stroll over to the dining room and my eyes instantly go to the Chateauneuf du Pape, nodding in agreement at myContinue reading ““The MAGNIFICENT” – Domaine Grand Veneur 2007, Chateauneuf du Pape”

It’s Just the Little Things!

It’s Friday, 9:50pm, I’m at The Professional’s place.  While he’s out,  I’m relaxing and listening to Dr. Jenn Bermann Love and Sex Show on Cosmo SiriusXM radio. Dr. Jenn is a psychotherapist with an expertise on marriage, family and children. She gives great advice on all areas of life, not just love and sex. A lady called seeking advice on how toContinue reading “It’s Just the Little Things!”