Champagne is often credited as the "first sparkling wine produced." Although it may be the most well-known, it was not the first sparkling wine created. That title belongs to Blanquette de Limoux created in 1531, over 100 years prior to [...]
The Coravin Wine Preservation system has changed my life! Prior to covid, I could not wrap my head around why someone would need a coravin (https://www.coravin.com/). My habit was to open a bottle and either finish it or share it [...]
One diversion output of 2020—aside from the influx of new banana bread makers—is the yield of new plant parents. Succulents, snake plants, eucalyptus, you name it. Along for the ride is the resurgence of in-vogue macrame plant hanger enthusiasts. I [...]
With all the twists, turns and plot twists 2020 has brought us, it might even be mistaken that it is solely this year responsible for the changing dynamics within the world of wine itself. It really isn’t. And while much [...]
I am super excited to have received a sample the limited release wine from Reborn. This is a collaboration with Tank Garage Winery and Chicago based artist D. White II (@dwhite.original). Reborn partnership was established to support The Simple Good, [...]
Sake is one of the most misunderstood, disrespected adult beverages on the market. How many of you swore off sake after your first experience? Years later, do you still think of it as a warm and tasteless “rice wine” to be served only with sushi?
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]