Debra’s Napa and Sonoma Faves!

I am often asked what my favorite wineries are in Napa and Sonoma…  This is an IMPOSSIBLE question to answer, so here are a few of my favorite experiences along the way!  This post will change and grow, over the years… Enjoy! Santé, Debra     NAPA: Wineries Round Pond Estate roundpond.com Their gorgeous patio… Read More »

Having Fun Bottling Wine At Januik Winery

  I shared the day with several wine lovers at Januik Winery in Woodinville, WA.  We bottled, corked, foiled, labeled, and packed several cases of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling from Mike Januik! Be sure to check with your favorite wineries to ask to be added to their bottling “volunteers” list! It will not only be… Read More »

9 Reasons To Drink Red Wine Every Day

  9 Reasons To Drink Red Wine Every Day Wine & hearts. A great topic for the season. Today, we are sharing our 9 tips on how to help your heart by drinking wine.  Heart disease claims the lives of more women than any other disease. Today we are sharing our insights on how to… Read More »

Sparkling Bubbles! #Champagne #Prosecco #Cremant – Oh My!

We’re celebrating BUBBLY today. Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Sparkling wine and more. There is no better way to celebrate good news, happy days or friends and family than a bottle of bubbles. Make every celebration special with your favorite bubbles and hear some of our favorites. Enjoy! Word for the episode: Bubbles (or bubbly)  Tchin tchin! “I… Read More »

Hosting a Divine Holiday Soirée

How to: Host a FAB Holiday Soireé The holidays are upon us and we’re sharing tips on how to make your next Soiree exciting, memorable and a total HIT! Creating new traditions. Mixing with the old. Whether it’s food, frolic, or free spirited, we dig this season and all it has to offer. We’ve got… Read More »

10 Amazing Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

  10 Amazing Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers It officially that time of the year. You’re hearing the joyful caroling songs in department stores, you’re kicking up the heater at night, and drinking peppermint lattes. Some of you, may even be stressing. Because this joy and wonder goes hand in hand with two other words… Read More »

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings Our tip to a smooth sailing Thanksgiving? Bring wine – and don’t forget to feed it to the cook! Thanksgiving is right around the corner – tomorrow? Already? Some of you have probably already started prepping food for tomorrow so that everything runs smoothly in the kitchen. It’s easy to start feeling intimidated when trying… Read More »

Why Foodies Love Zinfandel

Why Foodies Love Zinfandel It’s grape exploration time! Zin is cult like and grows so well in CA wine country it’s the 3rd most planted varietal and it is referred to as a niche wine. We’re celebrating Zinfandel, one of the friendliest pairing wines around with it’s big bold taste and jammy nuances. Today you… Read More »

Tempranillo and Tapas

Tempranillo and Tapas Feeling that flamenco vine?  Need an incredible delicious and versatile wine that won’t cost you your first born child?  Today we’re talking about Tempranillo & Tapas. Pairings with food, Spain’s incredible fruit and a little info on what Tempranillo is. “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf Word of… Read More »

Merlot: After Sideways

Merlot: After Sideways There are many movies that have impacted the wine industry. Bottle Shock, Somm, and just making the festival circuits now is, Somm Into the Bottle… but none that has had as much impact as Sideways, a film written and directed by Alexander Payne (insider scoop: Kelly auditioned for him in The Descendants).  This episode… Read More »