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Valentine’s Day Recommendations

By |February 15th, 2021|

I had an amazing time on The Jam TV Show this week featuring  Valentine’s Day wine recommendations ALL UNDER $25! Here is a link to the segment WINE LIST (in the order of appearance): Domaine Saint-Rémy Crémant d'Alsace Brut $24.99 Dopff & Irion Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé $24.99 Noval Black [...]

7 Steps to Reinvent Your Wine & Spirits Self

By |January 25th, 2021|

A guide to drink inspiration, improved imbibing and transforming your wine & spirits individuality in the process. New year. New normal. New you. It’s an opportune time for new beginnings, which includes infusing fresh excitement to routine and the ordinary booze affairs! Modification to a wine & spirits lineup is [...]

The A-Z of Hacking Holiday Sparkling

By |December 21st, 2020|

There is nothing quite like a great bottle of bubbly. Whether it is to ring in an occasion or for a lazy Thursday, there’s just nothing that compares. Now—and probably more than ever—navigating the holiday era during Covid means less in-person gathering, elevated virtual exchanges and a little bit of [...]

What Am I Paying For? The Cost of Wine: Part 1

By |December 7th, 2020|

“What am I paying for?” You’ve thought about it at some point. What is the difference between a $15 bottle of wine vs. a $75 one? Does it really make a difference? Is it worth it? All are common consumer questions which stem from one simple curiosity.  To keep this [...]

5 Budget Ways to Upgrade Your Holiday Imbibing

By |November 23rd, 2020|

Whether your in-person feast count has gone from a group of 20 down to 5, or has morphed into an intimate, self-hosted affair of your own, celebrating the upcoming holiday season safely need not be dull. (On the plus side, you won’t end up with a sink full of dishes [...]

Seasonal Palate Disorder

By |November 11th, 2020|

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 wines you drink. You know the "old rules" whites in [...]

Non-Lazy Aperitifs Show You Care

By |November 9th, 2020|

If we can remember what the in-person social gatherings of pre-Covid life was like, the aperitif was the start, the alpha, the kickoff to a highly anticipated meal or food fare function. But somehow, it’s also a category easily overlooked. Not to mention the very role of an aperitif sweeping [...]

Are you bored yet? Here’s an Idea!

By |November 4th, 2020|

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 Illinois are limited, but not our imagination. There’s still some [...]

You Are Invited 10/30/20

By |October 28th, 2020|

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 to our OFFICIAL Membership Launch Party (a special segment of [...]


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