A White Wine Christmas

White wine has become a hit during the  December holiday season. When you dream of a white Christmas, let it be about the wine. Here are some white wines from around the world that will have you singing “ fa la la la la la la la”.   La Chablisienne Pas Si Petit Chablis  ($16.99) If you like Chardonnay then […]

Pompette Notes: Torres Celeste Crianza 2012

A bodacious 100% Tempranillo from Spain. The Torres Celeste Crianza, 2012 caught my eye when I visited Torres Winery in Spain. It’s a dark and juicy red with aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and rose petals. It’s the kinda wine that is great with meat and hard cheeses. Winemaker’s notes: Luminous morello cherry red with garnet highlights. Intense aromas of wild blackberries […]

Weekly Menu: Hawaiian Chicken, Old-Fashion Cheese Burgers, Salmon Salad, Havarati Souffle, & Skinny Mint Cookies

The wine for this week’s menu is Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut, a sparkling wine that you can sip on every day. It is affectionately known as the “Black Bottle Bubbly”. It’s a versatile cava that is under $10 buck. Cheers! Monday: Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken on Food.com Tuesday: Truffle Roasted Potatoes on My Recipes Wednesday: Old- Fashioned Cheeseburgers on Martha Stewart […]

Ribera y Rueda: Wines From Spain

While at Wine Blogger Con luxuriating in the Finger Lakes, I had the opportunity to learn a little more about wines from Spain in the Ribera y Rueda seminar. The two regions have joined forces to promote their wines in a united front. Each region has something very unique and delicious to offer. In the Rueda region, you will find […]