Wine Tasting Happy Hour with the Girls

wine tasting happy hour

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I love my job and some days I love it even more, like when I get to invite a few girl friends over for a wine sampling happy hour! I recently worked with Sonoma-Cutrer vineyards to […]

Red Wine Sangria Recipe

red sangria recipe

Even people who don’t typically drink wine seem to enjoy a glass of sangria. I guess it’s all that fruity goodness that’s added to it, and sipping it over ice. I have a go-to recipe for red wine sangria that I’ve used here and here. I thought it was high time I share it on […]

9 Red Wine Picks for Fall Entertaining

9 red wines for fall

I’ve mentioned before that I like to switch to red wine in the Fall. It just feels more comforting, maybe because the serving temperature is higher and warms you up rather than “cools you down” like a white wine in summer. We love trying new wines and Pinot Noir and Petite Syrah {or Shiraz} are our […]

Entertaining with Appetizers & Sangria Al Fresco

end of summer party- appetizers and sangria

Summer may be coming to a close, but backyard entertaining is still in full swing as we enjoy cooler temperatures and less humidity. My favorite way to entertain friends has always been with appetizers and drinks, and setting up a little happy hour al fresco is just the ticket! I was recently contacted by Pacific […]

MY NEW WINE FRIDGE FROM NEWAIR {review}

new wine fridge review

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of wine.  It’s something I developed a taste for later in life {just the past 5-6 years} and now I consider it one of the simple pleasures to indulge in.  If I could end every day week over a table of charcuterie, wine, & jazz, with my […]

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Holiday Entertaining + Salmon Potato Bites Appetizers

holiday entertaining-wine pairings

I have exactly one week and one day to prepare for our annual Christmas Cocktail Party…I have the house partially decorated as you know, and I do have my menu planned out. Now I just need to do all the shopping and prepping that goes into “show time!”  To be honest, after putting this event […]

Friday Funny – What Your Wine Choice Says About You

what-youre-wine-choice-says-article

I found this amusing graphic posted on Facebook and thought it would be fun to share with all my ‘sister moms’ out there.  Created by NickMom, it’s a cute look at what your wine of choice says about you. Hmmm, I admit my favorites are Riesling and Pinot Noir, with Shiraz being a close third, […]