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
This past week was one of bad wine and mythical beasts. Since these two, I believe only exist in fables. It was a week of uncovering strange realities, the fact that blonde raccoons exist, not liking a certain wine to the point of not being able to drink it... the mutiny. As someone who studies … Continue reading The Myth of Bad Wine
General Information Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon Vintage: 2013 Grape Content: Cabernet Sauvignon/ Undisclosed Price: $12.99 Recommended Pairing: See menu pairing on website below. Winery: Wente Vineyards Location: Livermore, CA Acquired: Gift Kara's Scorecard Appearance: 3 -Brilliant with characteristic colour. Comments: Dark, Purple, Heavy Aroma: 5 -Excellent, strong characteristic aroma. Complex bouquet. Good balance. Comments: Woodsy, jammy, cherry + raspberry Taste: 5 -Strong characteristic flavor. … Continue reading Entwine: Cabernet