What is Beaujolais?

malbec Kristi

November seems to be the month for Beaujolais because on the third Thursday of November, the Beaujolais Nouveau’s are released.  Legally only allowed to be released on this date and only sold until the following August, Beaujolais Nouveau is a marketers dream.  The wine is specifically made to be sold directly after that seasons harvest; it’s a fruity,Read More…

Halloween for Grownups-Wine and Candy Guide

Halloween Riesling

It seems that pairing wine with Halloween candy is a popular trend these days.  Most blog posts pair a certain type of candy with a certain style of wine.  I find this irritating because I don’t just eat Skittles or M&M’s, two candies that pair differently with wine. I eat Snickers, Milky Way’s, Skittles, Starbursts-all ofRead More…

Can’t do Chardonnay? Try Roussanne.


If you know me at all, you know I love Chardonnay and make everyone try at least one taste.  It makes me sad that people judge a grape on one bad wine or based on what their mom drank out of a jug in the 80’s (do you really blame her?)  I get really firedRead More…

Food and Wine Pairing Tricks for Busy Moms


Pairing food and wine does not need to be complicated, stuffy, or give you anxiety while planning a dinner party. After all, it’s just food and juice. But pairing food and wine can make the food and the wine taste way better which is why so may people make such a fuss about it.