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The Wide World of Sparkling Wine

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 [...]

Tour of Italian Wine

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 [...]

July 4th Red, White & Blue Wine Line Up

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 [...]

Rosé Season is Here!

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.  2011 A to Z Rosé Varietal: 100% Sangiovese organically grown Aroma: Strawberry, raspberry, blueberry Taste: Juicy watermelon and [...]

Wine Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner

It's that time of year. Thanksgiving dinner shopping and choosing wines to serve with it. There's lots of advice out there this week on-line so thought I'd share my pairing guidance. Whether you chose red or white wine, I recommend serving both, the general advice is pair simple wines (lighter and less complex) with complex [...]