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”


Every Monday morning I notice that the gym is just a little bit busier than it is the other days of the week. I currently am on round two of a terrific workout I found earlier this year from Simply Shredded, so I work out Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with weekend thrown in whenContinue reading “#MondayMotivation”

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”