“One should always be drunk. That’s all that matters…But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you choose. But get drunk.”
― Charles Baudelaire

2015 Luxury Gift Guide

Oh, holidays. Are you upon us again already? Yes, time sure does fly when you’re having fun with the people you love. If you’re struggling to think up a unique and thoughtful, yet totally usable gift for them this holiday season, here are some ideas to get you going. Continue reading

Tasting Notes: 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zin

Notable Wine: 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel

Bourbon barrel-aged zin is one of my new favorite obsessions. Zinfandel is one of my favorite wine varietals, and this is so far my favorite zin discovery. A perfect balance between jammy fruit, spice, tannin, and acidity, 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel is a steal for the quality you get.
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#thiscallsforsomebubbly | Celebrating Progress

#ThisCallsForSomeBubbly {Or, Celebrating Progress}

“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” -Brené Brown

One of my life’s mantras recently has become “#ThisCallsForSomeBubbly”. Used in many of my social media posts, it extends far beyond a hashtag into my new way of looking at life. The American culture has us conditioned to only break out the champagne for major life events: engagements, marriage, promotions, large business wins, and other moments where we can easily pin-point a monumental milestone of positive change. Continue reading

#thiscallsforsomebubbly | Celebrating Progress

My Wine To-Do List

One of my initial 30 By 30 goals was to become a sommelier (wine expert), but I really am not looking to pursue it as a career. I don’t want to spend money on actually becoming officially certified, I just want to learn more about wine. There are tons of free or inexpensive resources out there that I have found to help me do that. Continue reading