When I think of winter I think of snow, warm nights by the fireplace, and of course a nice glass of wine! Although we can’t always have snow or fire places, at least the wine part is easier to obtain. I was recently sent samples of the Villa Gemma Colline Teatine Bianco by Masciarelli and […]
Awesome Orange Wines to Celebrate National Orange Wine Day
On October 6, 2018, the first ever National Orange Wine Day was celebrated. It was a small modest celebration at Ruffian in NYC, which at that time had the largest selection of Orange Wines in the city. Since then, National Orange Wine Day has expanded and is recognized on the National Day Registry. Learn more […]
What Makes a Wine Vegan Friendly?
Wine is a funny thing. In theory, it’s just fermented grape juice. However in practicality, there’s a lot more intricate steps involved in the process. If you’re an individual who cares about the welfare of animals and choses not to eat meat, how your wine is made should be something of interest to you. Many […]
What is natural wine? To quote Alice Feiring: “Nothing added, nothing taken away.” In my five year wine drinking journey I would have naturally assumed in the beginning that all wines were clearly natural, I mean they come from fermented grapes don’t they? It doesn’t get more natural than that….right? Five years ago, blissfully unaware, […]
Why You Should Try Merlot Again.
Happy International Merlot Day!! Today we celebrate Merlot all over the world. Fun facts: Merlot is second-most planted grape in the entire world and the most planted variety in Bordeaux (surprised?). In the United States for whatever the reason Merlot has a bad rap. I’m sure we can all thank the movie Sideways for the […]
I Heart Tipsy Scoop
Happy Wine Wednesday! Today we’re reviewing a literally, cool spot in NYC called Tipsy Scoop! 🍦What’s so great about it? This isn’t just any old ice cream parlor. This is ice cream infused with alcohol (& yes! If you eat too much you WILL BE TIPSY!). A serving of Tipsy scoop is up to 5% […]