Pearmund Cellars 2009 Celebration – Breaks the Barrier!

Hellooo I’m back! It’s been three months since I had creative juices flowing and the desire to blog. Due to medical issues, my writing consisted only of tweeting. Plus, if I’m not sipping, I’m not writing. Therefore, it’s safe to assume Tree is sipping! 🙂 Three days back at work and it has been a veryContinue reading “Pearmund Cellars 2009 Celebration – Breaks the Barrier!”

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””

Klinker Brick Zinfandel

Happy National Wine Day! In celebration of National Wine Day & Presidents’ Day, we took a drive to our favorite wine shop; Paul’s Wines & Spirit’s, 5205 Wisconsin Ave. Washington, DC 20015, (202) 537-1900, We’re scanning the shelves looking for a Zinfandel; reminiscing over the wines that are no longer available. For example, CatamongsthePigeons,Continue reading “Klinker Brick Zinfandel”

A San Diego Adventure – “The Hunt for Churchill Wine & Cigar Lounge”

In San Diego, CA on a business trip, I finally get a chance to venture out. It took me 3 days to adjust to the change in time zones and tomorrow, I return back to the east coast. I’m a little nervous about taking the trolley downtown by myself. I put on my big girlContinue reading “A San Diego Adventure – “The Hunt for Churchill Wine & Cigar Lounge””

Marlborough Region, New Zealand – 2008 Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough Region, New Zealand – Sacred Hill Marlborough Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc I love Sauvignon Blanc! Yes, I know I’ve said over and over, “I’m a red wine lover, the boldest, strong tannins, the better”. Well, there are lots of white wines that I also enjoy! One varietal that is Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand’s Sauvignon BlancContinue reading “Marlborough Region, New Zealand – 2008 Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc”

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!””

Keep an Open Mind – Moscato and the Brilliant Yalumba Viognier

Keep an Open Mind – Moscato and the Brilliant Yalumba Viognier Mother-nature has blessed the Washington, DC area with 89 degrees weather. In 89 degree weather, a white wine is choice on a hot day. When folks say it’s too hot for red wine, I explain that you can enjoy a glass of red wine onContinue reading “Keep an Open Mind – Moscato and the Brilliant Yalumba Viognier”

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”