Oscar Party Wines

Lights, camera, cheers! The 89th Academy Awards (a.k.a. one of my favorite nights all year-long) are on February 26th. It’s such a special evening rooted in old Hollywood tradition and is meant to honor the very best of cinema. I admittedly haven’t seen all of the major films up for nominations, but I’m glad I did get a … Continue reading Oscar Party Wines

Takeout & Wine Pairings

Elevate your takeout with wine! As much as I love going out to eat, there’s something so satisfying about ordering in. If the restaurant delivers, I don’t have to suffer through L.A. traffic and I definitely don’t have to get dressed up. And you better believe that whenever I break open those boxes of my favorite takeout … Continue reading Takeout & Wine Pairings

Pour a little Port

There’s something wildly satisfying about having a little glass of Port wine after dinner, especially on a cold winter’s night. It’s my equivalent of a cozy evening spent fireside with tons of blankets and my favorite dessert. There are a few different styles, but aged tawny Port is my current favorite. If you’re not sure where to start with this Portuguese fortified wine … Continue reading Pour a little Port

Champagne 101

I almost always have bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge. Whether I’m celebrating a birthday or looking to improve a dreadful day, Champagne somehow makes the day a little brighter. Having a bottle on hand makes it easy to entertain when unexpected guests arrive and also reminds me that even the little things in life deserve celebrating! … Continue reading Champagne 101

An Italian Affair

A birthday dinner should always include three things: Great food, a memorable glass of wine, and the company of friends and family Blouse, Zara; Pants, Old Navy (here); Shoes, Report (here); Bag, Vintage. I celebrated my 22nd birthday this past week and was treated to a delightful dinner at director Francis Ford Coppola’s winery in Geyserville. Unlike … Continue reading An Italian Affair