General Information Wine: Satin Red Vintage: Grape Content: Undisclosed/ Guess: Frontenac Price: $13.00 Recommended Pairing: Hard cheese/ fruit Winery: Von Stiehl Location: Algoma, WI Acquired: Gift Kara's Scorecard Appearance: 2- Good, clear with the characteristic color. Comments: Dark purple, opaque. Aroma: 4 -Good characteristic aroma. Admirable bouquet. Comments: Taste: 5 -Strong characteristic flavor. Excellent balance and body but not outstanding. … Continue reading Von Stiehl: Satin Red
General Information Wine: FreakShow Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2013 Grape Content: Cabernet Sauvignon Price: $20.00 Recommended Pairing: Dark chocolate Winery: Michael David Location: Lodi, CA Acquired: Gift Kara's Scorecard Appearance: 3 -Brilliant with a characteristic color. Comments: Remarkably dark, opaque, black Aroma: 4 -Good characteristic aroma. Admirable bouquet. Comments: Fruity, earthy, cherry Taste: 6 -Wonderful characteristic flavor. Outstanding balance. Smooth, full-bodied. Comments: Very … Continue reading Michael David Winery: Freakshow
Whether planning a vacation, weekend , or date, the most challenging but necessary ditching of expectations is essential to getting the most out of any time spent away. I set an intention, plan an activity , and then observe myself getting upset when my expectations are not met. Sunday was supposed to be leisurely, picture … Continue reading Losing Expectations
Cutesy and scenic, Stockholm offers the opportunity to drink cider, eat pie and support local artisans. The drive on Hwy 35 features inspiring Mississippi River and bluff views. This trip can be extended to feature the southern cities of Pepin, Nelson, and Alma. Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery A must stop in the area, Maiden … Continue reading Day Trip: Stockholm
I've spent about 2.5 years combined working behind the wine tasting bar and among the normal questions, this one definitely struck me and caught me off guard. But for those who genuinely want to know, there's already been articles written on this topic... read up: Leafly Wine & Pairing Guide Smithsonian Article/ The Wine … Continue reading Which Wine Pairs with Pot?
My coworker announced, " We never make reservations! What if we don't make it that far?" Far- meaning a set destination. Inside, though I am cool on the exterior, I am a whirlpool of emotion. What a perplexing reality, to ... not... make.... plans? I'm the gal that makes reservations months in advance when traveling. I have … Continue reading To Plan or Not to Plan
I love wine, and I love venturing to find it. But what if I did not have to venture at all? What if I, merely had an assistant who matched me perfectly with wines that I might love and then shipped them to me in a box? Well, it's not magic, this service exists, and … Continue reading Everything to Your Door