Monthly Archives: January 2015

Court of Master Sommelier-Level 1-Success!!

Court of Master Sommelier-Level 1.

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Court of Master Sommelier-Level 1

Preparing for my Level 1  exam…reading, flashcards, more reading, quizzes, maps…more reading.   I leave for Austin, TX in one week. Excited, nervous, thrilled knowing this part of my journey is coming to an end.  What a great life I … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Wine Region River Cruise September 2015

Bordeaux Wine Region River Cruise September 2015. Interested in exploring the beautiful Bordeaux region, in addition to tasting their amazing wines?  Join us for the river cruise through wine country in Sept.  2015!!!

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Having never truly appreciated a good cab,  I was surprisingly pleased with the 2011 St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon we drank with our dinner tonight.  I made homemade lamb meatballs… delicious!!! Even my husband, who is a beer and bourbon guy, … Continue reading

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Foie gras and Sauternes…match made in heaven!

My granddaughter was in Spain for the past 3 1/2 weeks.  We missed Christmas with her, so today we finally celebrated.  What a great day. We began our celebration with a bloc de foie gras and a nicely chilled 2010 … Continue reading

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Wine Thought of the Week

If you are here in the Midwest like me then you know how cold it is…freezing is a better description!  How about trying a mulled wine to warm up after being outside!  I prefer to make my own, although there … Continue reading

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