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Blackberry Peach Moscato Cake

Blackberry Peach Moscato Cake… let’s be honest, you had me at Moscato! Sparkly, sweet wine wrapped up in a fruit-filled cake is a sugary dream come true! I’m tightly holding on to every last drop of summer with this delicious Blackberry Peach Moscato Cake! I could easily live off of a blackberry and peach combination for the rest of my life and never tire of it. Just the color combination alone

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8 Rosé Wines to Drink This Summer

This Saturday is National Rosé Day – a holiday that is quite possibly one of my top favorites when it comes to fun, quirky holidays. By the way, when did we acquire so many random holidays and what in the world is Tin Can Day (Jan 19th?) I’m all about any excuse to celebrate, but some of these seem a bit overkill, haha. Nonetheless, a holiday that celebrates wine, is

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Gear up for Grilling Season

Thank you Cameron Hughes for sponsoring this post. Wine and dine your way into summer and raise a toast to everyone’s favorite season! We love summer for the obvious reason – warm sunny days, sun tans, pool parties and mimosas, everything green and blooming… the list is long! However, more than all of those things, I anxiously await summer to get out on the back deck, wine glass in hand,

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Just Tasted // Merryvale Vineyards 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ Napa Valley

I’ve been waiting for quite some time to open up the Merryvale Vineyards 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ Napa Valley, and this week I decided it was time to give this lovely gem a try. I’m officially kicking myself for not purchasing a massive case of this wine during our tasting at Merryvale Vineyards; this wine is delicious and super appealing. The 2012 ‘Forward Kidd’ is the inaugural vintage for Merryvale Vineyards and

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Al Fresco Wine and Cheese Dinner Party

For me, summer is at it’s best when I’m outside in our backyard surrounded by friends and family, feasting on a simple, yet incredible meal. The wine is refreshing and flowing, the music is setting the perfect mood, a bonfire is crackling in the distance for late night smores, and the sun slowly melting away as we laugh into the night. It’s magical!  The beauty about Al Fresco dining is that

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Just Tasted // 2016 Meadowcroft Rosé of Malbec Clements Hill

When summertime arrives with its sweltering heat and frizzy hair creating humidity, I immediately start stockpiling rosé wine like it’s nobody’s business! All of the “rosé all day” stuff they have out there on t-shirts, hats, bags… well, that’s for me people, because if it didn’t deem me an immediate alcoholic, I would be sipping on rosé from the moment I wake up, until bedtime. It is quite possibly my

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Just Tasted // 2005 Justin Zinfandel Paso Robles, California

If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit Paso Robles, California, then it’s one for the bucket list! Rolling hills as far as the eye can see, breathtaking sunsets, incredible wineries and a killer food scene are just a few of the things Paso Robles has to offer! In terms of wineries, we’re talking Turley Wine Cellars, Treana, Denner Vineyards, JLohr Vineyards, Halter Ranch, and of course Justin Winery, just to name a

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Just Tasted | 2012 Grgich Hills Estate Violetta, Late Harvest

If I was to be honest with myself, I truly believe I would take a silky, honey-like dessert wine any day over a huge slice of cake, or even creme brûlée – which happens to be my favorite dessert EVER! I can’t explain the joyous, heart melting feeling I get when I slowly sip on a small glass of this golden syrup. It’s reminiscent to the same feeling you get

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Just Tasted | 2013 Big Basin GSM Rose

I cannot tell you how excited I’ve been to finally crack open my last bottle of this delicious and rather lively Rose from Big Basin Vineyards! It’s been staring at me from my cooler for some time now. However, I’ve held back any temptation to break the seal, until I had a moment to sit down, forget the world around me and actually enjoy a glass of wine. I’m awful

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Just Tasted // 2013 Brian’s Syrah Pigoni Ranch Vineyard

The weather has been absolutely magnificent these last few weeks, which means our deck has been our favorite place to relax and enjoy the evening after a long day of work. On one of these wonderful evenings we decided to pop open a lovely little bottle we picked up from Byington Vineyards on our usual weekend “vineyard hopping”. I never thought I would actually put those two word together, let alone

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