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wine Wednesday: beef bourguignon
as usual, i did this all totally wrong. or, i mean, as wrong as you can go with a delicious California red. a tinge of fall weather seemed to beg for something hearty to put in our bellies. i had some beef tips of some nature in the fridge. i had a bottle of red […]More
wine Wednesday: Good Morning Sunshine!
it’s been a while. i have been dealing with a lot of uncertainty, uncomfortable-in-my-own-skin-ness and overscheduling on both the work and home fronts, seemingly all summer. i’m holding a post on all that until it is perfect, you know because i have time for perfection (gaaahhh), so stay tuned and sorry for the blackout. the good […]More
wine Wednesday: Southern Slush
so, this is vacation drinking, y’all. Spy took the kids down to a cute little craft market at Tybee Lighthouse the other day and brought me back this: Southern Slush from Savannah Signature Sweets. yep. it’s exactly what it sounds like. a frozen wine cocktail. no shame. last year’s random, fruity indulge was old-school berry-flavored […]More
Route des Vins: wine Wednesday special edition!
i mean, as if gas station champagne weren’t enough. (please pause while i laugh my ass off.) the true story about our drive from Strasbourg to Colmar is that there wasn’t actually that much wine involved. we had Miss Girl with us of course, so stopping off at every (or any) degustation wasn’t really in […]More
wine Wednesday: patio weather!
not tryin’ to brag, y’all. but . . . according to one source i just saw, Atlanta hit 77° today. yep. that’s right. this time last week, we were tracking school closings and bracing for another snowpocalypse. welcome to winter weather in the South. i even decided i could pull out white jeans today — […]More
wine Wednesday: we all scream for wine ice cream!
just wow. anybody who’s ever had a gruesome, wallow-inducing break-up, something rooftop-shoutingly phenomenal to celebrate or just an everyday case of feeling utterly decadent will totally be able to relate to the sheer awesomeness of this find: Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream. in the ultimate 2-great-tastes-that-taste-great-together combo, the most clichéd and delicious heartbreak/celebration/indulgence go-to foods confirm what i’ve always known: […]More
NaBloPoMo day 19: wine Wednesday — back to the box (again)!
super quick check in here, y’all. i have a big launch party tonight for a project i’ve been working on most of the year. i can’t really talk about it yet, but suffice to say a lot of hard work went into it and it’s amazing to see the combination of videos and apps coming together on […]More
NaBloPoMo catch-up: wine Wednesday + the joys of writing long
getting caught up on missing posts (only behind by 1 so far) and feeling good! i wanted to do a quick nod to what i think is my last bottle from the last Naked Wines order. there are several kinds in the wine rack right now, but most are European, so i think they came from elsewhere. i […]More
NaBloPoMo days 5 & 6: wine Wednesday & am i a pro?
well, duh. it was completely foolish to think i’d actually write my post last night after a wine Wednesday out with the girls. creatures of habit that we are, this episode of writers wining once again took place at Baronda, where we were lucky enough to snag our favorite spot at the corner of the bar. the […]More
wine Wednesday: reds blues
it’s been a while since i’ve done one of these. with all this writing, i definitely need a glass of wine, thought! i was hoping to have some good news to report out of the last Naked Wines box, but alas, i got down to the reds and they’ve been kind of disappointing. that’s Southern […]More
wine Wednesday: lesson in Bordeaux
it has been a long week since last Wednesday. i’m decidely in some kind of prolonged funk that was totally unfazed by our weekend catch-up with old friends and family in Richmond. i’ve been so funked i couldn’t even write about the weekend, which i’d sincerely planned on doing. my brain just literally locked up […]More
wine Wednesday: wah-wah
gaaaaahh. you know how when you look forward to something for so long and you just know it’s gonna be awesome? and then it actually happens and you’re like completely on pins and needles about the whole thing for like the first 10 minutes just waiting for the awesome to descend? and then you’re like […]More
wine Wednesday: the box is back!
so excited that another case arrived from Naked Wines arrived last week! not excited about the hideous black and blue marks on my arms from hauling the hulking box from office to car on Friday, determined that come hell or high water, i would have it for the weekend. i look like an NFL girlfriend. […]More
wine Wednesday: truth
while doing a little research for another post, i came across a charming little article/infographic on Lifehack (via The Savory) detailing how long your open bottle of wine will last if you put a cork in it, based on what type it is. um . . . how cute. i don’t know what they were thinking, but […]More
wine Wednesday: last, but not least
so sad to say i have finally reached the bottom of the box! finished up all my Naked Wines this week and definitely ended on a high note. like i said last week, i was down to “the sweet ones.” and just like last week, the last lonely bottle was an incredibly nice surprise. the Jacqueline […]More
wine Wednesday: (un)sweet surprise
it was Saturday night. all my favorite neighbors in my little suburban-feeling intown neighborhood were gathered to send off a favorite family who is sadly moving away this coming weekend (they’ll be back). our next door neighbors had fired up the grill and put out a great spread. kids were all playing in the park […]More
wine Wednesday: writers wining
again, so psyched to have some lovely ladies that, long about Wednesday each week, always want to have a cocktail and chat! . . . and a husband with a flexible evening schedule this week. . . . and a favorite former co-worker and mentee (and adorable, smart guy you would like to hang out with and […]More
wine Wednesday: back to the box!
whew. there was a lot of wine drank this past week. and i can’t honestly say much of it was anything worth writing about! unless you y’all want to hear the details of my White Trash Sunday White Zin in a box . . . i mean, i was at the pool, y’all . . . truly, the […]More
wine Wednesday: Max’s Wine Dive
oh, hello lovelies. i had planned to spend this post delving into more descriptions of bottles from the giant box of wine, but ended up spending my evening with 3 of my favorite ladies from my former agency life, drinking wine and dishing, instead. so i figure that is way more fun to write about […]More
wine Wednesday: the box of wine
so excited for my latest random foray into trying new wines on the cheap. i recently received a coupon in the mail from NakedWines.com for $100 off a case costing $160 or more. potentially a $60 case? the per-bottle math was irresistible, so i made time to check it out last weekend. what i found […]More