I LOVE Prosecco andÂ Bebé Prosecco by Siema Wines is one of my favorites! It's fruit and floral aroma are followed by green apple and tropical flavor with a crisp refreshing acidity. Just popped open a bottle to celebrate this last weekend of summer :) Baby Prosecco, or Bebé meaning young in Italian,Â is from the vineyards [...]
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Champagne, Sparkling Wines ... always make any occasion festive! But it is a very complicated subject. What makes Champagne, Champagne? And what's the difference between Champagne and Sparkling Wine? During our March Fine Wine Divas event, we set out to explore the subject. Here are some of the highlights and the group favorites. What is [...]
A Tour of Italy was the theme for our Fine Wine Divas February event and Acqua al 2 in DC, my favorite Italian restaurant here and in Florence, was the perfect spot for it. Italy, which is slightly smaller than the state of California, is one HUGE vineyard, stretching from Piedmont in the north to Sicily [...]
There are no shortage of wine recommendations out there for what to serve with your Thanksgiving feast. Rather than sharing a lengthy list (I stick by my list from last year), I thought I'd share what I'm serving (or bringing to friends, as is our tradition) this year. Sparkling & Rosé This is a great [...]
It's July 4th! Here in the U.S. that means a holiday for bbqs and celebrations! Here's the Red (okay pink), White & Blue (ok blue on the label) American wine choices for our festivities. AND had to add a sparkling that isn't American but one of my favorites. The RED: King Estate 2011 Pinot Noir [...]
Red Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Gamay Merlot Montepulciano Negroamaro Petit Verdot Pinot Noir Primitivo Sagrantino Sangiovese Syrah Zinfandel White Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Casal Garcia Furore Bianco Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Sauvignon Blanc Viognier Champagne Sparkling & Prosecco Rosé Port
Rosé is back in season...at least here in the Washington, DC area where temperatures are already soaring, making it the perfect time for the refreshing wine. I've discovered two new ones you'll definitely want to check out. Â 2011 A to Z Rosé Varietal: 100% Sangiovese organically grown Aroma: Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry Taste: Juicy watermelon and [...]
Out last night for my husband's birthday, we discovered one of our new favorite DC restaurants...Graffiato by Mike Isabella. I'd heard the hype over the last 10 months since they opened and tried to get reservations a few times last minute but no luck. As my husband loves Italian and not too fancy, I thought [...]
Saturday I discovered three fun Italian wines in Sonoma...Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar in Washington, DC that is. ;) The first wine was over dinner (very good food by the way) and part of the Tiny Bubbles wine flight, a comparison of sparkling wines.Â The flights at Sonoma are generous pours so you really get a [...]
On the second day of our Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, after an exhilarating early morning hot air balloon ride over Sonoma County vineyards, we visited wineries in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Valley...Martinelli Vineyards and Winery, VJB Vineyards & Cellars and Muscardini Cellars. Martinelli Vineyards and Winery Our first stop was in the Russian [...]