Thanksgiving 2021 Wine

Thanksgiving 2021: Eight Wines to Enrich Your Holiday Feast

It is another year to be grateful, and with Thanksgiving 2021 upon us, we must reflect on the fact that although the Pandemic is still here, we still need to be careful. This year we are able to get together with close friends and family comfortably. I think the virtually sharing of wine and meals … Read more

New Mexican Wine Gruet Sparkling Wine

Gruet: The Best of New Mexican Wine

New Mexican wine and grape growing started long before the first plantings were seen in California. Almost 400 years ago, circa 1629, the first grapevines planted were along the Rio Grande River by Monks, who brought vines from Spain. One might say the birth of American viticulture started in New Mexico. One long-standing winery in … Read more

Rosé Wine 2020

Rosé Wine 2020: Seven Must Try Rosés

For me, when I think of the best summer wine, I think of Rosé because it makes an enjoyable and refreshing summer fare. Discovering the intricacies of Rosé, one finds diversity, whether it is the varieties that make up the wine or if the grapes are grown specifically for Rosé or utilize the Saignée method … Read more

Father's Day 2020 Wine

Best Father’s Day 2020 Wine: Seven Wines To Brighten The Day

Father’s Day 2020 is upon us. Many of us will celebrate as usual, but for others celebrating our dads is quite different in these days of the pandemic and sheltering at home. We can still have a barbeque, a picnic, or a brunch as long as we practice social distancing. For some, it may be … Read more

Mother's Day 2020 - JUSTIN Wine

Mother’s Day 2020: Six Wines To Elevate the Day

Mother’s Day 2020 has new meaning with shelter in place orders; most of us cannot celebrate in the traditional ways. For some, we enjoy the day at home, and for others, it will be a virtual Mother’s Day. Here are some wine selections for either type of get together. When I think of Mother’s Day … Read more

Cameron Douglas with New Zealand Wine

NZ Wine Navigator: Elevating the bar on New Zealand Wine

When we think of New Zealand wine most American’s are familiar with the big wineries that make their way to the United States, but many do not realize an effort is being made to bring notoriety to some small boutique wineries. One company forging the way to make these wineries known to us is NZ … Read more

Stellar Wine 2018

Wines in Review: Stellar Wine of 2018

Beckoning in the New Year, I like to revisit those wines I sampled in 2018, which made a lasting and stellar wine impression.  Here are the exceptional wines and wineries that merit recognition. Furthermore, the wines chosen are those wowed me, and I wrote about throughout 2018. I will also share the two winemakers that … Read more

Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Wines for Mother's Day

Six wines to enhance Mother’s Day

When I think of Mother’s Day, I think of the subtle pastel colors of pale pink and yellow. These hues transcend into the wines that are best suited for the occasion, a variation of white wines, Rosés, and sparkling wines. Here are a few wine suggestions to serve mom at brunch on Mother’s Day. Mother’s … Read more

Romantic Wine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic wine

Like many, when I think of Valentine’s Day, I associate the day with the color pink. As I contemplate what to drink with my lover, I also think in the pink, which means my ideal romantic wine to share a special evening with my husband includes a bottle of either Rosé or sparkling wine of … Read more

Stellar Wines of 2017

2017 Wines in Review: Stellar Wines of the year

As 2017 comes to a close, I found many wines, which made a lasting impression, and I consider genuinely stellar wines in quality. Here are the exceptional wines and wineries I discovered that merit a standing on this wine list. Furthermore, the wines chosen are only those that I wrote about during this past year … Read more

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