Wine for Christmas Father’s Day

This past weekend was Father’s Day, a day to celebrate the dads in our lives. For us here in Syracuse, New York, the spring has been rainy and cool and not at all like our normal June hot weather. Sunday, for example was around 60 degrees and steady, soaking rain. So, instead of our usual clambake on the deck, I decided to make meatballs and sauce!

Beware the Ides of March

It’s March 15, also known as the “ides of March.” A soothsayer famously warns Julius Caesar of this time in the middle of March when dark things happen. In Syracuse, New York, we get blizzards in mid March. Twenty-four years ago the Blizzard of 1993 closed schools for days as Central New York dug outContinue reading “Beware the Ides of March”

Why #WineWednesday Is Important… Sometimes

Those who are astute social media followers know that every Wednesday is known as “#WineWednesday.” The hashtag trends every week and users from individuals to brands capitalize on the fun. Recently, my husband and I decided to cut back on our wine drinking for a variety of reasons. I am searching for a better andContinue reading “Why #WineWednesday Is Important… Sometimes”

Indian Summer Wine

Today was an absolutely gorgeous day in Central New York. The sun was high in the blue sky and the trees that have changed color this autumn glowed brightly against the blue hue of the sky. The thermometer topped 80 degrees, at least at our house, and the crisp clean air was delightful. We hadContinue reading “Indian Summer Wine”

Wine Review: Icellar Estates’ Arinna

This morning, I thought I’d review a wine we recently shared that is unique in many ways. While visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada earlier this year we came upon a brand new winery run by a Turkish couple, Icellars Estate. The fledgling winery is already making waves in Canada with top wine reviewers giving it highContinue reading “Wine Review: Icellar Estates’ Arinna”

October is the Month of Merlot – My First Five

For those of you who are not aware it’s #MerlotMe month this October. Wine lovers around the world are celebrating this grape varietal with special releases, tastings and more. I have challenged followers to enjoy a different Merlot every day of October. So far, I’ve tried five and honestly tonight I might take a breakContinue reading “October is the Month of Merlot – My First Five”

Did you know? October is Merlot Month

I just learned that October is Merlot Month. There is even a hashtag – #MerlotMe. It reminded me that back in the day I was a HUGE Merlot fan. In college, I started with the sweet rose wines but as soon as I graduated and began attending “big girl” work functions, I started to realizeContinue reading “Did you know? October is Merlot Month”

#WineWednesday Dinner for Two

This past week, my husband and I were mostly on our own for dinner. Since our 2-year-old doesn’t tend to eat much of anything, we’ve enjoyed “adult” dinners that we don’t always have with the kids. One of our favorites (even me who doesn’t normally love steak) is this Steak with Fennel and Olives recipe IContinue reading “#WineWednesday Dinner for Two”