Eve’s Wine 101

ElectionsVoteIn her book W(h)ine author Jennifer Todryk takes the idea that we parents drink wine because our kids make us nuts – something everyone has at least thought of or actually said out loud at least once – and expanded on that thought to a gr(more..)

ElectionsVoteBeing honest, I saw this as query on Facebook about favorite dishes at favorite restaurants. It had dozens of answers that I didn’t read. Why? Because I was already thinking of my own answers, and how soon I could get these faves – that I(more..)

ElectionsVoteA very cute box arrived at my UPS office for pick up - yes that’s how people like me do it that get a lot of wine shipped for review – with an adorable owl on pictured on the outside, two pairs of shiny sunglasses and a rosé wine, (more..)

ElectionsVoteI’ve been to The Oaks Grille over a dozen times for events and special dinners. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to be presented with their latest seasonal menu and wanted to share what we ate, drank and, maybe just as important, a few new(more..)

ElectionsVoteI attended a wine class organized by the North American Sommelier Association (NASA), of which I am a member, to learn more about 'Cru Bourgeois' wines mostly from the Medoc and Haut Medoc region of Bordeaux, France. Wine appellations in Europe have(more..)

ElectionsVoteGoodfellas star Paul Sorvino and Emmy-award winner Dee Dee Sorvino’s PINOT, PASTA, and PARTIES have put together a cookbook…the Sorvinos share 80 delicious, authentic Italian recipes along with menus that are perfect for relaxed ent(more..)

ElectionsVoteMy first thought when I picked up Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork tale was oh boy, I was going to learn some new tricks here. Three hundred pages later I not only learned a cellar full of tricks but also felt a whole lot better about being a wine gee(more..)

ElectionsVoteIt’s no secret that I’m a fan of recipes from the 12 Bottle Bar book, and not just because the authors have generously served up how-to-make bitters and how-to-make scrubs at Cocktails on the Roof the last two years. We actually have loca(more..)

ElectionsVoteWell of course I coaxed local winemaker Steve Lemley from Pulchella Winery into letting me taste their - co-winemaker Nate Hasper definitely had his hand on this one - first ever 100% ROSE OF TANNAT that had YET TO BE RELEASED just so I could get you(more..)

ElectionsVoteWay back in 2010 when I was doing my course work and studying for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits (WSET) I documented the journey. I shared my notes, what I was learning and some of my fears. This time around, I’d like to share a lit(more..)

ElectionsVoteI studied just a half page on the wines of Idaho when I was preparing to be tested (and pass) my American Wine Specialist® Certification course last year. Frankly, I was pretty intrigued by all of the U.S. states that found a way to mak(more..)

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