Francesco Boschis’ 2016 Dogliani Vigne in Pianezzo.

It’s been a really long week, and it’s only Wednesday… Tonight I’m simmering down with Francesco Boschis’ 2016 Dogliani Vigne in Pianezzo. Medium-bodied with notes of cherry and light red fruit throughout, a little earthy, and easy on the tannins. I’m pairing with spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli and red sauce, but will likely have…

Au Revoir, Facebook.

Well, I did a thing. I deleted my Facebook app from my phone, potentially freeing up at least an hour of time from my day (broken up in segments, but still. Damn.) I don’t have the courage to disconnect completely just yet, but it’s a start! I nearly never post on there; all of my…

Cantina Sociale di Casorzo’s Malvasia di Casorzo Dolce.

Cantina Sociale di Casorzo’s Malvasia di Casorzo Dolce… what a mouthful (pun intended!) Judge me all you want, but this is hands-down my absolute favorite wine. Period. I honestly don’t know why I haven’t shared it before now! With lots of sweet (but not too sweet) red fruit and a nice amount of bubbly, this…

Barkan Vineyards’ 2014 Shiraz.

I’ve been pretty busy lately (what else is new) so I’m kind of playing catch-up with posting right now. Life has been pretty ho-hum lately, and I’ve been chugging along with classes and work without too much trouble, which is good. Anyway, I’ve been slowly moving away from Spanish reds and my staple Cabernet Sauvignons…

Cline’s 2016 Ancient Vines Zinfandel.

Cline’s 2016 Ancient Vines Zinfandel was pretty fantastic for the price! Every glass, from the first to the last, left a lasting impression. I honestly don’t drink Zinfandels very often because I previously haven’t found one that I liked. However, this one, which was picked out by Mr. Z, was very soft and smooth, which…

Winter.

I seriously hate this cold weather, but I love the way that snow blankets the world! Even the most basic things around us look beautiful. I’m eager for Spring to get here soon, but I will really miss this winter. Hope you’re staying warm, wherever you are!!

Estancia Mendoza’s 2016 Kadabra Cabernet Sauvignon.

Abra-Kadabra! This cabernet sauvignon doesn’t have any sneaky tricks up it’s sleeve. With jammy black fruit, a hint of cherry, medium body, and nicely balanced tannins, this wine is easy to drink without aeration. I personally love a quality wine that is straight-forward and no-fuss, especially after a long day. Easy on the wallet, and…

Random Thought.

I had random thought about our family history, so I went to call my great-grandmother to ask her a question about it. Then I remembered that she isn’t there to answer, and never will be again. It’s been months and I’m still not over it. I’ve witnessed countless, gruesome deaths during my career and life,…

Fasting Monday.

As of today, I am still intermittent fasting, intermittently. I think the hardest thing for me to do is to say no to myself, especially when it comes to eating after my window has closed. What can I say, I love food, and I’m not ashamed of that fact, although the scale sometimes tells me…

Snow.

It’s the first official snow of the year in my little corner of the world! While Mr. Z worked the day away, Ralph and I spent the day shoveling and taking the obligatory “snow day” photos, followed by a good nap, some studying, and grocery shopping. I’ve come to the realization that this year is…