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Santa Barbara Wine Tasting

While in California for my sister’s baby shower, we managed to sneak away for a couple of days and head to Santa Barbara for some much needed R&R. We headed just a bit further north of the city one…


Sunday School: All About Burgundy

Our first in-depth regional focus in class last week took us on a trip to the famed region of Burgundy. Located in the east-central area of France, it is undoubtedly a favorite for many wine lovers for the esteemed production…

Wines I tasted

Sunday School: Wines We Taste

Earlier this month, I began a six-month certification class through the International Sommelier Guild. Every Sunday, I spend the bulk of the day in a classroom learning about the wines of the world. It’s a lot of fun, but…


Monthly Wine Club Dinner: Riesling

Earlier this summer I decided to start something. I wanted to keep trying new wines and hanging out with my former classmates, so I organized a monthly dinner where we drink wine, eat delicious food, and get to know each other…

Life Wine

A Perfect Spring Day

I took some time off this week to celebrate a very special occasion on Monday. Ten years ago, my husband and I went on our first date. If I could go back in time and tell my twenty something…


EIEIO Cuvee Y Pinot Noir

Sometimes the best way to wind down from a long day is sipping on a lovely glass of wine. That was my day yesterday. Once I walked through my front door I was hit in the face with the…


Iota Pelos Sandberg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

After opening my prized – but fast fading – bottle of Oregon pinot noir for our anniversary last January, I decided to make 2014 the year I consume my entire 2008 supply. Our wine fridge at home is overflowing…


Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2008

While I believe that everyday above ground is a special occasion, yesterday was our eight year wedding anniversary. To aid in our celebration, I pulled a bottle from a place we loved in Oregon. I picked this bottle of Pinot Noir up…