Wine for a “DelMarVa”cation

This summer is rapidly coming to an end in Central New York. When the New York State Fair commercials begin in earnest, that’s when you know. Or, if you ask my son, you know when the cicadas (or “summer sounds,” as he calls them) reach their fever pitch decibel levels. Whatever the sign, it’s now the latter half of August, and back to school is only weeks away.

Every summer we go on a family vacation. Most of the time we head south to Delaware to visit family. While there, we try to do a few other sightseeing activities, picking different things to do each year. This past year, the husband and I escaped for an overnight in Frederick, Maryland, a location chosen for its close proximity to Maryland and Virginia wine country.

Wine for Hot Summer Days

It’s been a hot last few days in Central New York, much hotter than we are used to. The thermometer rarely goes above 90 during a normal summer but so far, we’ve hit and/or surpassed it a few times and it’s only July 3! Typically when it’s this hot, I avoid drinking too much alcohol due to dehydration and just because it makes me feel like garbage when it’s so hot. But, this past weekend, I had some fun loading up the coolers for a graduation party to celebrate my husband’s graduate degree.

Pairing “Meatless” Monday Recipes with Wine

Every Monday, the hashtag #MeatlessMonday trends on Twitter. People share recipes and other healthy ways they limit meat. I do eat meat however I also enjoy lots of vegetarian dishes that incorporate beans and/or other protein sources. My famous eggplant parmesan has been shared on this blog before, and a nice Sangiovese or Valpolicella isContinue reading “Pairing “Meatless” Monday Recipes with Wine”