Wine and Dessert Challenge 2017

Wine and Dessert Pairing Week 2 (1)

Do you make New Year resolutions?  Normally I have the usual list: lose weight, workout more, save money.  I start out excited and motivated but by the end of the year, nothing has really changed too much.  This year, rather than the traditional resolutions,  I wanted to accomplish something that felt good and perhaps learn something along the way.Read More…

Champagne, Prosecco, Cava- what’s the difference?

During the holiday season nothing beats a glass of bubbly.  However, not all bubbly is created equal; some make an excellent choice for mimosa’s, some are perfect for meals while others should be enjoyed on their own.  Below are 3 different styles of bubbly and some recommended options.  All recommended wines are available in theRead More…

What the heck is Txakoli?

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Txakoli (chock-oh-lee) is a Spanish white wine worth exploring. Surprised you haven’t seen this type of wine before?  Up until the late 1980’s, Txakoli was only found in the local area within the Basque Country in Spain.  In the late 1980’s a few producers received Denominación de Origin (D.O.) certification and the wine has been growing in popularityRead More…

The Lure of the Loire

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The Loire Valley is my favorite wine region in France.  It’s first on my list of regions to visit because of the wide range of climates, grapes, and landscapes.  The region may not be as famous as Burgundy or Bordeaux to the regular wine drinker, but that’s why I love it- the wines are approachable toRead More…

Wine on a Dime with Allison Milhorn

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This episode of The Wine Show is a new segment I’m doing with my friend Allison Milhorn called, Wine on a Dime.  We blind tasted 3 wines that my husband Tim picked out and we tried to determine what the grape variety was and if the wine was over $10, under $10, or around $10.Read More…

Malbec and Fear of Flying Episode 9 with Kristi Thompson

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I am terrified to fly but I fly because I love to travel. It’s really the turbulence that gets me and even though I know I’m relatively safe, I still get freaked out. Today’s guest, Kristi Thompson, is a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines.  We have a great chat about why it’s safe to fly,Read More…

Episode 8 with Leslie Stose of Glam Beauty Bar

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Have you ever met someone who lights up the room when they walk in?  I have and her name is Leslie Stose!  For those of you who know Leslie, you know what I’m talking about.  Not only does she always have a smile on her face but she’s always happy to see you, plus sheRead More…