OTBN- A Gift from Gundlach Bundschu

If you are on Twitter and a wine lover, you are probably aware that Saturday was Open That Bottle Night. One of many Twitter-born events that encourages readers to go ahead and open that bottle that you are saving for a special occasion. The bottle IS the special occasion so enjoy it now. Being awarded […]

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Playing Catch Up

So, I have a back log of wine pairings/tastings/reviews from recent weeks and rather than inundate with several posts, I am consolidating. Short and sweet. Then I can finally move on to the Lamoreaux Landing winery review from two weeks ago. Here we go- Date Night dinner-Chicken Parmesan with ZD Rosa Lee Barbera(25). This is […]

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Trends, Schmends-I never gave up on you, Merlot

I’ll admit it.   I have fallen victim to many a trend, especially in my 20s.  The wishy-washy years where you virtually swing from trend to trend.  If I could have all of the money back that I spent on clothes worn once, I could have a lovely wine “closet.”  (Yes, no cellar for this Texan, […]

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Gobble, Gobble, Gewurztraminer

Turkey Day is almost upon us!  I think you could go in several directions for pairing your gobbler and your goblet, but one particular favorite is a dry Gewurztraminer.  Gundlach Bundschu has a FABULOUS one.  Here is the description in Wine Enthusiast: “A very nice example of a dry Gewurtz. Name an exotic spice, and you’ll find it […]

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Poetry in Motion-Part 2

In an earlier post, I talked about how a poetry contest for Gundlach Bundschu served as the impetus for me to start writing again.  I’d like to say that I continued to write on a regular basis and now have volumes of poetry, documenting my years of wonder with my little ones, but that’s not the case.  […]

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Poetry in Motion Part 1

It was about a year and a half ago when I first decided to “put myself out there.”  Writing again…publically…as in let-someone-I don’t-know-read-my-thoughts.  I hadn’t written anything creatively in years.  Not since the tumultuous relationship of my 20s with the distant artist type.  But I found the right catalyst. My 2 yr old daughter was […]

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Punt

Usually, in the summer, I like to grill. Scratch that….usually in the summer I like to have my hubby grill. But this past weekend he was knee-deep in a dresser painting project and I had to get creative. I am a punter. I try to plan meals for the week but, the truth is, I […]

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