National Drink Wine Day – February 18 plus How Long Does Wine Last Infographic

National Drink Wine Day – February 18 plus How Long Does Wine Last Infographic

February 18 is National Drink Wine Day – Cheers! I wanted to share this day and the infographic for those of you especially who feel intimidated at times by the wine connoisseurs. You do not need to feel that way at all. Yes, there are really expensive wines out there, but there are also lots of great low cost wines available. While there are guides to pairing wins, what really matters in the end is that you ENJOY the taste of the wine as you drink it – regardless of what it is or is not paired with. Many of … Continue Reading →
Pomegranate Blueberry Frosted Sangria Recipe

Pomegranate Blueberry Frosted Sangria Recipe

Having a party this holiday season? Instead of individual cocktails why not try mixing up a big batch of Pom-Blueberry Frosted Sangria for your guests. You can easily make this ahead of time and multiply the recipe for as much as you need. This sangria would be great in a giant serving container with a spout too on a buffet tablet. The recipe calls for a dry red wine, I would recommend looking for a Spanish Garnacha (Grenache) for this, or any, sangria that you make. Are you a fan of sangrias? What is your favorite combo? BONUS CODE WORD: … Continue Reading →
Really Helpful Basic Wine Guide Infographic

Really Helpful Basic Wine Guide Infographic

For this week’s infographic I found a really helpful guide about wine. Be sure to click on the infographic to see the full size to make it more readable as there is a lot of info on this one but in small print. This infographic is from Wine Folly and their site has an assortment of other helpful tips too. Even if you do not ever plan on becoming a connoisseur of wine, having a basic understanding of the terms and types can be useful. This simple chart has provided me those basics that I still did not know even … Continue Reading →
It is National Moscato Day

It is National Moscato Day

While I usually bring you cocktail recipes on Friday, today I’m talking about Moscato wine instead. Why? Because today happens to be National Moscato Day! So the recipe today is super easy, buy a bottle of Moscato, open, and pour into your glass! No extra ingredients needed! Even if you think you do not like wines, especially if you find them to be bitter, you should give Moscatos a try. They are a sweeter wine that nearly everyone enjoys. This is a great starter wine if you want to try something. I rarely meet a Moscato that I don’t like. … Continue Reading →
Easter Cocktails and Mocktail Recipes

Easter Cocktails and Mocktail Recipes

Happy Friday everyone! That means it is time for some drink recipes again. Since Easter is coming up soon I thought some fun Easter Cocktails and Mocktails would be a perfect fit as you plan your holidays. These really would be great for any kind of Spring festivity. Thanks to the folks at Sparkling ICE and VOGA Italia Wines for this week’s great recipes. Bunny Hop Cocktail This one sounds so refreshing to me! A quick tip is to freeze the raspberries ahead of time. This way they add a garnish, but also serve as the ice cubes in your … Continue Reading →
The perfect wine for Halloween

The perfect wine for Halloween

  I have the perfect wine for you to try while you are handing out candy to the little goblins on Halloween and especially if you are going to be nibbling on some chocolate yourself (don’t worry – I won’t tell). ChocolatRouge is the name of the wine. Also perfect for Halloween parties, chocolate tasting parties, dessert courses, etc. Hubby and I tried two of the varieties. Yes, again my work is hard, but I suffer through it for you all. You’re welcome. The lighter ChocolatRouge has cream in it and is to be served cold or over ice. This … Continue Reading →
Moscato Cocktail Recipes

Moscato Cocktail Recipes

Wine Wednesday had even more to offer and spilled over to last night also. I mentioned that I could not find the specific soda for one of the Turning Leaf Refresh Red Moscato cocktails I wanted to try. What I did find at the grocery store was more Sparkling Ice which is a flavored sparkling mountain spring water with zero calories (that zero calorie thing was just a nice bonus – it wasn’t planned). I have had Sparkling Ice in the past (they sent me samples) and I really liked it. They have a Pomegranate Blueberry flavor so I thought … Continue Reading →
Wine Wednesday

Wine Wednesday

So instead of Wordless Wednesday, how about Wine Wednesday this week? Sounds like a good idea to me! You know I always put myself out there and do the hard work of reviewing things like wine for you all. When the wine arrived I know it would be a hard job, but someone had to do it. So I give you Moscato! So if you have not heard of Moscato yet you are missing out. I am not well-versed in wines, but I know what tastes good to me. Moscato is one of those things I really like – it … Continue Reading →
Gift Idea for Wine Drinkers

Gift Idea for Wine Drinkers

Do you have friends who are wine drinkers (or are just starting to enjoy wines)? How about a membership to the California Wine Club for a gift this holiday season? What is great is that you do not have to be an expert yourself, the club picks out the wines for you and ships them to your friends. Customize your gift for as many months as your budget allows even. I would recommend looking at the Premier Club as a gift item. I just recently received my third monthly shipment from the California Wine Club with two wines from the … Continue Reading →