Wines & Spirits

screw top bottle

Oh, Screw It

These days more and more quality wines are going the way of the screw top, and I for one, am thrilled.

Beaujolais

Red Wine for Summer

I tend to get stuck on the white and rosé wagon for summer, but sometimes I have a hankering for red. The other night I selected this wine, Le Claux Delorme Valençay, for a friend’s birthday and it was such hit I had to share.

white wine in glass

Tuesday Tip: Washing Wine Glasses

If you’re hosting a party and wine glasses will be on the table (as it should be!), here’s a great little tip to get those glasses streak free and the best part, it does not involve manual labor!

rose wine

Rosé Wine: Birichino Vin Gris 2011

My new favorite find is this Birichino Vin Gris 2011, this rosé is light, fruity and not too complicated– don’t we all need a little of that in our life?

Mad Men Don Draper

Classic Cocktails: Mad Men Style

The return of Mad Men Sunday night is the perfect excuse to get out of your nightly lounge wear (yoga pants and waffle tee for this girl) shimmy into a shift, kitten heels, put on a strand of pearls and enjoy a night with Sterling, Cooper, Draper & Pryce.

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Trader Joe’s Wines: Reds

This is the second in my Trader Joe’s wine tasting series (see my reviews of TJ’s whites). For this round I chose seven reds based first on price ($12.99 and under) and second on origin: a mix of domestic, French, and Italian.

Laurent-Reverdy-Sancerre-2010

Trader Joe’s Wines: Whites

I thought it might be fun to try it and also grab some other wines for comparison. So I threw a random selection of bottles in the cart, tasted them all, and came-up with a few that were winners.