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Tips For Making A Beautiful Charcuterie Board in 15 Minutes

Tips For Making A Beautiful Charcuterie Board in 15 Minutes

So honestly, who doesn’t love a good cheese/meat plate, right? I’m on charcuterie duty for Christmas dinner at my Mother-in-Law’s this year, so I figured there might be a few of you out there looking for some tips on making an Insta-worthy board for your holiday […]

A Hidden Chateau in the hills of Napa Valley; Buehler Vineyards

A Hidden Chateau in the hills of Napa Valley; Buehler Vineyards

If you’re planning a trip to Napa and want to visit a hidden gem tucked away in the mountains with seriously gorgeous scenery AND fantastic wine… Buehler Vineyards is your go-to spot! I had never heard of Buehler Vineyards before going last Sunday and when I […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Wineos

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Wineos

Today’s wine gift guide is the perfect list of swoon-worthy goodies for the wineo in your life, or the perfect excuse for a pre-holiday treat yo self (’tis the season). Some of my picks are must-haves that I own, LOVE, and totally think you need in […]

A Taste of Clos Du Val Winery

A Taste of Clos Du Val Winery

Nestled in the heart of one of the best Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions within Napa Valley (Stags Leap District) is one of the few remaining family-owned wineries in the valley, Clos Du Val. This property was established in 1972 with many of the firsts in […]

Your Thanksgiving Wine List, Made Easy!

Your Thanksgiving Wine List, Made Easy!

To start, let’s get one thing straight: There’s not a “right” or a “wrong” wine to slug with your stuffing — but there are wines that just might be more likely to send you to sensory elation. Which sounds fantastic… so, where to start? For […]

How Understanding Terroir Can Help You Buy Wine

How Understanding Terroir Can Help You Buy Wine

A Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley smells and tastes significantly different than a Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux, France. WHY? There are many factors that go into the stylistic differences, but the biggest variable is terroir! Sounds like a fancy French word that I used to […]

My favorite Organic Winery in Napa, Frog’s Leap!

My favorite Organic Winery in Napa, Frog’s Leap!

Organic and biodynamic wines seem to be growing in popularity lately. So what do those certifications actually mean and how do they impact the resulting flavor of your wine? On a recent Culinary Inst. of America “Friday Field Trip” to Frog’s Leap Winery, we were given […]

6 Favorite Fall Wines Under $20

6 Favorite Fall Wines Under $20

As if this midwestern girl didn’t love fall enough, Napa Valley is currently bursting at the seams with grape harvest excitement! From what I’ve been hearing, 2018 is going to be an excellent vintage for the valley. They had a long and moderate growing season, […]

Life Update: Week 1 in Napa. Is Wine School a Thing?

Life Update: Week 1 in Napa. Is Wine School a Thing?

Hi friends! I’ve been getting a ton of questions about what exactly I’m doing in Napa… (“Is she just drinking wine out there for 8 months? Is wine grad school even a thing? How much can you even learn about wine and what is the […]

Calling All Italian Wine Lovers! A Brief Recap of My Trip to Barolo

Calling All Italian Wine Lovers! A Brief Recap of My Trip to Barolo

I’m still getting used to east coast time after spending 2 weeks in Europe. So, I’m up early on a Saturday rummaging through our photos from Barolo, Italy. This town is magical for so many reasons! Of course, if you can spend a longer amount […]


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Tips For Making A Beautiful Charcuterie Board in 15 Minutes

Tips For Making A Beautiful Charcuterie Board in 15 Minutes

So honestly, who doesn’t love a good cheese/meat plate, right? I’m on charcuterie duty for Christmas dinner at my Mother-in-Law’s this year, so I figured there might be a few of you out there looking for some tips on making an Insta-worthy board for your holiday […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Wineos

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Wineos

Today’s wine gift guide is the perfect list of swoon-worthy goodies for the wineo in your life, or the perfect excuse for a pre-holiday treat yo self (’tis the season). Some of my picks are must-haves that I own, LOVE, and totally think you need in […]

Life Update: Week 1 in Napa. Is Wine School a Thing?

Life Update: Week 1 in Napa. Is Wine School a Thing?

Hi friends! I’ve been getting a ton of questions about what exactly I’m doing in Napa… (“Is she just drinking wine out there for 8 months? Is wine grad school even a thing? How much can you even learn about wine and what is the […]

Calling All Italian Wine Lovers! A Brief Recap of My Trip to Barolo

Calling All Italian Wine Lovers! A Brief Recap of My Trip to Barolo

I’m still getting used to east coast time after spending 2 weeks in Europe. So, I’m up early on a Saturday rummaging through our photos from Barolo, Italy. This town is magical for so many reasons! Of course, if you can spend a longer amount […]

The Magical Way Frozen Embryos Make Babies & Frozen Grapes Make IceWine

The Magical Way Frozen Embryos Make Babies & Frozen Grapes Make IceWine

I like to think of our 6 frozen embryos as 6 tiny frozen grapes. They are BOTH full of sweetness, excitement and energy waiting to become wine, or… a Vintage 2019 Baby Misch.  How many similarities can their possibly be between frozen embryos and frozen […]