Bi-Coastal isn't really all that fun In case you didn't know, I live a bi-coastal life.  Although my heart (and husband) are in California, the little thing called a job is still in New Jersey.  People always ask why am
Have you ever had two sets of friends that eventually met and now are one big group of friends? Well, that is how I feel about this month's #WinePW.  Earlier in the year, David Crowley, the creator off Wine Pairing
This month the #WinePW crew is doing something a little different. We typically do either a wine region or a specific grape variety. But this time, we are talking about the alphabet. May wines means "M" wines.. or regions.. or
Do you remember your childhood? What was your favorite TV show? I have conversations with my students about how they are missing out, because all the good cartoons are gone. I tell them how I spent my Saturday mornings with
Hashtag Overkill First, #WinePW stands for Wine Pairing Weekend.  It is the brain child of David Crowley, food blogger extraordinaire! On the second Saturday of every month, dating back to June 2014, a group of wine and food enthusiasts get
You  may have heard that the French can come across as a bit....ummmmm... arrogant. In the early 2000s, this opinion had an impact on the exporting of French wine to the English-speaking market.  In 2005, fourth generation wine grower, Jean-Claude Mas,
I was in New Jersey when I prepared this wine and food pairing. I not so affectionately call the East Coast the Wrong Coast. A carry over from my college days in LA. A good friend would always say whenever
On October 9, 2017, people were awakened in the middle of the night with little time to leave their homes before they were engulfed in flames. Twenty-two days later, the fires were finally contained, but not before at least 42 people
Tumultuous History Located in the southwestern portion of the Iberian Peninsula, near the  Atlantic Ocean, Portugal was founded in 1128 when Afonso Henriques defeated his mother in battle and declared himself the sole leader. He proclaimed himself King in 1139 making
What is Rosé? 26 centuries ago, when the Greeks founded a colony in Marseille, the winegrowing culture was introduced in Provence. These wines were light in color very similar to rosé.  It is thought that they weren’t really trying for rosé