BLTs are proof that bacon makes everything better because let me tell you I am not overly fond of lettuce and I hate tomatoes on my sandwiches. They make it all soggy, but that is a rant for another day. However, add BACON and suddenly, I can tolerate both. Mainly, because I know what kind … Continue reading Bacon Makes Everything Better
I guess it’s no surprise that today is National Champagne Day. According to WalletHub and International Business Times, an average of 360 million glasses of bubbly is drunk today and 25% of all champagne/sparkling wines are sold between Christmas and New Years (sidenote: these numbers are from the early 2010s but research is very scarce … Continue reading The Best Vinegar I Ever Drank
Life is funny. Recently, I went back home to Texas for a visit, which conveniently coincided with Jeff (having won last month’s challenge) setting this month’s challenge as Environment. Hailing from the Texas Hill Country Appellation, I mentally began creating bullet points about the environment of the Texas Hill Country Appellation and which wineries … Continue reading MWWC 36: Environment
On August 21, 2017, the United States saw something it has not seen in nearly a century: a total solar eclipse path traveling across the entire continental United States. The last time any of the mainland United States was able to see a total solar eclipse was 1979–and that was only for a handful of … Continue reading MWWC #35: Eclipse
Despite my first two ill fated attempts at snorkeling, I was willing to try again. I figured if there was anywhere in the world where I might have a good snorkeling experience, it was Hawaii. Just FYI: if you’re searching for snorkeling in Hawaii, there are a plethora of options. We chose one that included more … Continue reading Third Time’s A Charm!
I have often said that the best part of wine is sharing it with someone. As such, there are some wines and/or wineries that will always and forever remind me of a specific person, like Teresa & Grape Creek or Nerida & Chandon. Or even Matthew & Silver Oak–ironically not because we’ve consumed copious amount … Continue reading MWWC 34: Memory
This month’s wine writing challenge (#33 if you’re keeping track or ignored the title of this post) is Once Upon A Time, which was selected by last month’s winner Wining with Mel. To most people, Once upon a time probably makes them think of a plethora of Grimm fairy tales or perhaps a certain tv show, but … Continue reading MWWC #33 Once Upon A Time
Growing up, Friday night was always pizza night…because who doesn’t love pizza?!? Plus nothing goes with football like pizza (hey, we’re Texans! Also upon further reflection–aka growing older–I’ve found beer to be a better accompaniment to football, but at five years old pizza is probably the better option). Of course, until I moved to New … Continue reading Pizza Night!
This month’s wine writing challenge was picked by…well, me! As last month’s winner for my glass-shattering tales in my Winestory, I got the honor of picking this month’s theme: OBSCURE. For full disclosure, Jeff helped me pick OBSCURE–and he was right, it was the word I was looking for in my quest to hear about the often-forgotten … Continue reading MWWC #30: Obscure
In this month’s wine writing challenge, John of Pairs With: Life challenged us to tell our Winestory, aka what lead us down the path of awesomeness that is wine writing. Technically, I just dabble in the wine writing while drinking a lot, but here goes: Picture it: Fredericksburg, Texas 1994. I was home from college for Thanksgiving break and a job opportunity … Continue reading MWWC #29: My Winestory