Category: Winter

Sip a little, relax a lot

Cantina Valpolicella Negrar Appassimento Rosso Let’s just take a minute to explain why this wine is a bit different from others you might be drinking.  In short, the appassimento method uses dried grapes prior...

Binge Watch

Hahn SLH Pinot Noir I call this a “Green Eggs and Ham” wine. I will drink it in a chair or on a stair or with a bear, I will drink it anywhere! This...

Port for the moment

Quinta Das Carvalhas Reserva Tawny Port My husband and I took a trip to Portugal last year and toured through the Douro region.  We were able to visit some of the port houses and...

I’m snowing myself in

Smith and Hook Cabernet Yesterday was our first sledding trip with our kids ever.  They are finally old enough to endure the cold, speed, and thrill of coasting down a snowy drop.  It felt...

A fireside gem

Tierra Aranda Tempranillo I’m back inside after 3 times out in the snow with my little bundles of joy.  I’.m winding down my parental duties for the evening and getting ready to pour a...

Stock up for the next snow day

Cono Sur Organic Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah I packed up the kids and headed to my parents’ house for a little pre-holiday visit this weekend.  We were out very early on Saturday.  We stood...

Have you tried Carmenere?

Los Vascos Grande Reserve Carmenere If you aren’t familiar Carmenere is a French grape varietal originally found in Bordeaux.  The flavor profile is similar to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and was mistaken for Merlot...

Hone in on your sixth sense

6th Sense Syrah  It’s sweata weatha here in Ct and this wine is like putting on your favorite cashmere cable knit.  It’s full bodied and has notes of deep dark fruits, chocolate, and baking...

How to warm up from the cold

Cahors “Gouleyant” Georges Vigoureux The Malbec varietal thrives in the Cahors area of Southwest France. It’s often referred to as the “black wine of Cahors”.  Be prepared for little bit of a difference if...