Mingling with Mexican Wines

Had a great trip to Puerto Vallarta last weekend and made it a point to try some Mexican wines while there. Continuing to expand that palate of mine. It’s been a lot of fun to get out of my comfort zone…not always the best wines, but an enjoyable experience for sure.

I was pleasantly surprised at a couple of the wines I tried. When I think of Mexico, wine does not come to mind. When I got home, I even tried to see if my wine/liquor store in Utah carried any Mexican wines and unfortunately, they do not. I’ll keep searching.  Continue reading “Mingling with Mexican Wines”

Bring On The Barolo

One of my goals for this year is to expand my palate and try new wines. I know what I like…Napa Cabernets!! But, with over 1300 varietals out there in this big world of ours, I feel like I’m missing out and have a lot to learn. If there is one area I’d like to be a continuous learner in, it is within the world of wines!

Last week I attended a webinar on Barolo wines. I gained a lot of knowledge, although I know I’m just scratching the surface when it comes to this. Barolo is a northern Italian region of Piedmont. Known for being distinctive and described as one of Italy’s greatest wines.

Barolo is produced exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape. Nebbiolo’s meaning is fog. A late ripening grape, harvesting early to middle of October. The vines need to be above fog level to ripen. Minimum 800+ feet although the best vineyards are between 1200-1500 feet. Minimum aging is 38 months with at least 18 months in wood. To be considered a Reserve, the minimum aging is 62 months. The wines are released in their 4th year or 6th year if it’s a Reserve. Continue reading “Bring On The Barolo”

Clink and Company

I’m a sucker for a great idea, especially when it involves wine! So when Olivia, the founder and CEO, of Clink&Company reached out to collaborate, I jumped at the opportunity! Here’s why…

Clink & Company’s mission is to create a community of wine lovers, beginning with a simple purchase of a “wine personality” t-shirt. When a wine lover buys a C&C t-shirt, they will receive a weekly email about wine events going on in and around New York City. This includes casual local events, tastings, wine classes and even cruises around Manhattan!

What a great way to feel a sense of belonging in a city that can feel overwhelming at times. A perfect way for newcomers to meet new friends and for visitors who’d rather have a quaint experience versus a touristy one. Continue reading “Clink and Company”

Rosé All Day

As the summer winds down, it’s time to say good bye to white wine drinking…at least for me that is. I always prefer a red over a white wine, but in the summer I do drink a lot more whites. It is so refreshing on a hot summer day to open up an inviting crisp, clean white wine! I only drink dry whites so I lean towards, Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Grigios and Rosés.

This post is all about Rosés! I’ve listed three that I’ve tried in the last couple of months. If you have a favorite Rosé, tell me about it. I’ll put it on my list for next summer, cheers! 😉

2016 Ferrari-Carano Sangiovese Rosé-This by far was my favorite out of the three. A very lovely dry Rosé. Salmon color, inviting aromas and flavors of strawberries, raspberries, watermelon and cranberries. Crisp wine with a smooth finish. And if you get a chance, visit this winery, they have picture perfect grounds! Continue reading “Rosé All Day”

Summer Time Wines

Okay, if you’ve followed me for awhile you know that I drink Cabernets for the most part. BUT, in the summer time I do cheat on my Cabs and turn to the dark side, or light side…white wines. I know, I know they aren’t as “healthy” as red wines but man are they refreshing on a hot summer day!

I tend to favor New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs but have included some other whites that are quite lovely and very drinkable. Give me a white wine that is dry, citrusy and zesty and I will drink it all summer long. Continue reading “Summer Time Wines”