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.
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.
Typically, people enjoy margaritas or Tequila on May 5, traditionally known as Cinco de Mayo. But, if you are a wine drinker, don’t despair. There are plenty of choices for you, too. I share my top five picks
It’s been a few weeks since my last post. I have no excuse but, rather, a reason. Busy life! The first part of April included preparations for Easter, kids’ activities, including birthday parties for both girls, and a new floor for our kitchen and dining room. Easter fell in the middle part of the month,Continue reading “A Wine for Busy Times”
This post is a little late in coming. I’m going to reference Super Bowl LI, which seems like ages ago already! After making sure we could watch the football game by acquiring a digital antenna to access Fox, we settled in for the evening with our blankets, PJs and wine. My husband decided to makeContinue reading “Unexpected Pairings”
You know what they say… wait a while and it’ll come back in style. Ain’t that the truth. Just looking around the Syracuse University campus I can see a similar view to when I was a college freshman years ago – plaid, flannel shirts, untucked over jeans with holes in the knees. It’s too badContinue reading “White Merlot – Looking Back on a Trend”