By Eileen Zara|2020-09-15T18:15:34-05:00August 17th, 2020|
We each have our own individualized ways of action and activity which help us power through less-than-pleasant times. It isn’t always just one activity. One day you might curl up next to a good book, another day you might garden and on another day you might cook a comforting meal. [...]
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.
By Eileen Zara|2020-09-15T18:16:50-05:00July 27th, 2020|
Let’s say you walk into a wine shop to pick out a wine for the evening. You have two regionally similar wines, except in front of one bottle is a laminated wine score. Which one do you reach for? Wine scores seem to be so ingrained in the fabric of [...]
By Eileen Zara|2020-09-15T18:18:24-05:00July 6th, 2020|
In the past year, Shall We Wine has received numerous requests asking for vegan wine recommendations. In this post, we will share one of our favorite vegan wines, explain what makes a wine vegan and invite you to an exclusive virtual Vegan Wine Tasting on Friday, July 10, 2020. Vegan [...]
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.
By Eileen Zara|2020-09-15T18:19:24-05:00May 18th, 2020|
Broadly speaking, part of the fun and engagement with wine is the continual discovery of one you may have not come across in the past. Nonetheless, sometimes backpedaling to one you think you know is even better! On today’s Shall We Wine TV segment, we’re joined virtually by Ana Murguia [...]
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 take some time to dream about the story I want [...]