True confession, I used to have SEASONAL PALATE DISORDER! I know, you are thinking, what is SPD, and do I have it? You probably do, but I can cure you! SPD is when you allow the seasons to dictate the [...]
Are you bored yet? After organizing my closet for the tenth time and watching all of the Netflix series, I thought it would be a good idea to get out of the house! As with most states our activities in [...]
What’s holding you back from supreme wine & spirits pleasure? Want to level up your drinking style without the extra fluff? Come join me and the passionate community of Shall We Wine! You are invited THIS FRIDAY, October 30th, 2020 [...]
Happy Wednesday, I am the taking a break from sharing a 'Wine of the Week' to share some exciting news. Regine T Rousseau, Founder of Shall We Wine as been nominated for Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards. The nomination is for [...]
We were super excited to get amazing feedback from our Cognac Connection series. Here are the recipes and instructional videos! Enjoy!
ABC: Always Bring Chardonnay” the virtual tasting on Thursday, August 20th at 5:30 pm Pacific with Karen MacNeil, Winemakers Randy Ullom from Kendall-Jackson, David Ramey from Ramey Wine Cellars and Niki Wente from Wente Vineyards
Consumers have clear (or cloudy) memories around a category of spirit (liquor) that endear them, swear them off, or limit their uses. Circa 1998 in my twenties a woman my age stated, “I don’t drink brown liquor.” Maturing, self-awareness, and exposure brought me back to gin, tequila and opened me up to search more spirits. After all it was not the spirit that was the issue. Today, my grown-up exploration brings me to back cognac.
Now that we can not travel, I am looking back at some of my favorite trips of 2019. This is part three of a five part summer vacation in 2019 where I traveled various parts of Italy and France. I have had a fantasy of visiting the Amalfi Coast since the first time I saw a postcard perfect photo that took my breath away. The opportunity presented it's selt in 2019, and the story goes something like this.
I was asked by a doctoral candidate, “which wines pair best with writing." My answer was simple, “I don’t drink when I write.” Writing, for me, requires focus and control. Before I put fingertips to keyboard, my process is to [...]
Our wine of the week fulfills the 4 -Ps that make me love a wine; people, place, palate, and pairings. Wine is best when lovely people them, I love the place where they comes from, they please the palate and [...]