A good friend and I were talking about a situation that occurred some time ago, but it still stood out in our minds as some egregious f*ck$hit. Let me share some of the details. Picture this: You receive an invitation to someone’s wedding. You RSVP right away (because that’s what you’re supposed to do) and […]
With this pandemic, everyone is cooking more. For me, that meant it was time to get creative. Spaghetti and meatballs are soooooo yesterday. I decided to kick it up a notch and do a spicy lamb ragu with pappardelle. Pasta is such a comfort food. The weather should be getting cooler soon and I am
At some point in your life, you need to be able to put together a fairly healthy, flavorful meal. This dish for me was one of the first really impressive dishes I learned to make. It’s a favorite of mine, though I hadn’t made it in a really long time. The other day, I began
Whenever someone mentions Moscato, I frown. I don’t even try to hide it anymore. Why? Because it’s been bastardized. What is actually a light, floral subtle wine has been served any and everywhere and with everything. Winemakers are adding tons of residual sugar, giving it a syrupy taste and really losing the beauty of the
Every time you turn around, some celebrity is putting their name on a wine bottle. Everyone has a wine these days. So when I saw that John Legend had one too, I rolled my eyes, thinking he was just another one jumping aboard an obviously lucrative train. It was at the aforementioned wine gathering that
This past weekend, I went to a wine gathering of sorts. I won’t call it a festival, because it wasn’t that. That’s a story for cocktails when we can all get together again. This shindig was supposed to highlight black-owned wines. I have personally been on a quest to try more, so I was genuinely
The United States has really carved out its niche in the wine industry, with wineries popping up in North Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Oregon, Washington, in addition to California’s long-established vineyards. For many people, wine is new and hasn’t been accessible beyond grabbing a bottle from the grocery store and hoping and praying it was good.
Nothing screams summer like a nice, white sangria. Since we’re almost there and the weather is heating up, I thought I’d share my very simple recipe. Also, there’s no better way to get completely tipsy when the weather’s hot. I find that when I am having parties, it’s better to do a big batch drink.
Alright, so now that you’ve set the tone and it feels right, you need to feed your guests. There are a few ways you can do this. 1. Potluck. Full disclosure – as a host, I hate potlucks. You have no idea what you’re getting. I’d rather do it all myself. BUT, you can do
Most wineries are considered small businesses. Personally, I like supporting small businesses and I want the ones I love to do well. When it comes to wineries, one of the best ways to do that is through their wine clubs. Just about every winery has some sort of wine club. Most often, you sign up