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wino wednesday

wino wednesday

Greetings from DC! I'll be hanging out on the east coast for 18 days, visiting family & friends, attending a ball (fancy pants that I am), and going to my sister-in-law's wedding in Pennsylvania. All of which I am very, very excited about, though I must say that LA has spoiled me. Rain and thunderstorms?! … Continue reading

wino wednesday

wino wednesday

When not guzzled down or carelessly inhaled, wine-drinking can transport you to to a sort of story-book landscape. The locale is completely determined by your own memory banks, smell and cognition scientifically at work, while fantasy runs free. And this 2011 Albero Monastrell does indeed deliver on the fantasy front.

wino wednesday

wino wednesday

I have an affinity for all things French. It's no secret that j'adore French macarons, French designers (if only I could afford real Isabel Marant instead of copy-cats! Ouf!), and mostly, French food and culture. Which is one in the same, really. So it makes total sense that j'adore French wine, as well. Yes, even … Continue reading

wino wednesday

wino wednesday

Number one reason to buy this wine: it's $2.99. Second reason: it's quite good. Third reason: it's good cheap wine! Great on its own or used in sangria. Or served to your aunt – the one that puts ice cubes in her wine. Truly, sometimes you just need an easy-going, I'm-not-trying-too-hard wine to unravel with. … Continue reading

wino wednesday

wino wednesday

OlĂ©! It's time to go to Spain with the 2011 La Granja Tempranillo. Here's the nitty-gritty with this one: $3.99 Lots of alcohol up front. Give it time to breath before diving in Medium-bodied, round, soft, and lip-smackeringly juicy Fruity, uncomplicated. Reminds me of Welch's grape juice – but not in a cheap, derogatory way … Continue reading

wino wednesday

wino wednesday

The 2010 Comique RĂ©volution Blanc looked promising. $4.99 for a blend of Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, and Marsanne, traditional southern French grapes, but from the Central Coast, it was sure to deliver. Deliver, it did not. It wasn't horrible, just, well, meh. No revolutions here. No comedy either, so I really don't know where that … Continue reading

wino wednesday

wino wednesday

Ciao! Come stai? I've been in an Italian mood as of late because this summer I'll be cruising with my family through the Mediterranean! (So excited! Thanks Mum & Pop!) The boat will take us to Napoli, Roma, Venezia, Firenze, as well as some other really amazing destinations. And what better way to prepare for … Continue reading

wino wednesday

wino wednesday

This week I bring you the 2011 La Cheteau Vouvray from the Loire Valley. French wines are crazy (and fabulous). I say crazy because it can be crazy-hard to wrap your head around what a French wine actually is. Unlike in the States, most French wines are named after places, not the grape from which … Continue reading

wino wednesdays

wino wednesdays

If you've been following the sensible scrap for a while, then you know it's no secret that I love wine. Why? It's not because I'm an alcoholic, far from it. Typically, a glass is all I want, two if the occasion calls for it. A girl's got to be sensible, after all. I love wine … Continue reading