Harvesting Grapes – my new adventure in Winemaking

Cathedral Mountain Vineyards As part of my journey through the world of wine, I decided to circle back to learn about the production of the juicy source of wine – grapes. I recently had the opportunity to take two trips to Alpine, TX to participate in the annual...

Rosé Wines

Summer is winding down in Texas and my adventures with Rosé this season is one of my wine highlights. And, unlike many regions in the US, Texans still enjoy almost summer like conditions well into the fall. This means that I’ll be enjoying the varietals that...

Sparkling Rosé for the Summer

Sonoma County, California- photo courtesy Sonoma County Government Sparkling wines (Champagne, Prosecco, Cava) and Rosé wines are two of my favorite go-to selections year round. Rosés are high in abundance during the summer months as they are a delicious treat to...

Pairing Wine with Chinese Food

Yao Fuzi Wine Selection – photo courtesy of Yao Fuzi One of the benefits of being a member of the wine blogging community is the many opportunities to share and learn about new wine and food pairing. Meeting other wine lovers in my community is a frequent...

Deepening the flavors of grapes

Cecilia Beretta Vineyards courtesy of Corney and Barrow In vino veritas – in wine there is truth Ancient Romans believed that wine makes people tell the truth. It does. The rich flavors, relaxing nose and enticing levels of alcohol have been known to loosen the...

Focus on Excellence!

Focus, Focus, Focus – when a winemaker devotes 100% to create an excellent wine. Sunday afternoons are food and wine exploration times for me. I enjoy going to 2 or 3 different stores in order to find new wines. I particularly enjoy new wines that the store beverage...

Sparkling Wines with an Island Fizz!

Sparkling wines are on of the easiest wines to serve as part of a cocktail. Bubbles add delight to the nose and palate when paired with simple liquors and juices. One of my favorites is a sparkling cocktail that I’ve created called The Island Fizz. It reminds me...

Explore the regions of Texas Wine

Becker Vineyards – Courtesy Texas Wine Country Texas wines and vines occupy an important role in the history of global wine production. With over 4,000 acres of vineyards planted and boasting 436 wineries, Texas is continuing to impress national and...