Wine Review: Sumarroca Cava Reserve D.O.

Wine Review: Sumarroca Cava Reserve D.O.

It’s Cava a Big Deal Time for another review and a bit more info about Spanish wines. (Yay, Spain!) In case you missed my last wine review, I talked about Spanish Rioja and one of the aging categories (Crianza) and the types of grape varietals that are in the...
Wine Review: Beronia Rioja Crianza 2017

Wine Review: Beronia Rioja Crianza 2017

First things first. What the heck do all those words on the label mean? Rioja? Crianza? Beronia? Let’s dive into that so you can have an idea on what to expect for this wine, before you even taste it. In case you didn’t hear – I wrote a book! In it,...

Q&A: Has My Wine Gone bad?

Have you ever spent a small fortune on a bottle of wine, whether at a restaurant or at a bin auction, or even at your local store, and it just tasted… off? I recently had the amazing opportunity to try a 2009 Hermitage by E. Guigal (Hermitage = Syrah grapes). By...
WSET 3, Here I Come!

WSET 3, Here I Come!

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to announce that I have just started the WSET 3 course and hope to sit for the exam in July (if everything goes well! *fingers crossed*). What is WSET? 3? WSET stands for Wine & Spirits Education Trust. There are 4 levels, the 4th...
Lillet Yuzu Cocktail

Lillet Yuzu Cocktail

What is Lillet anyway?  Lillet is a fabulous apéritif – meaning a wine that is lightly fortified (it’s about 17% ABV) with citrus based spirits. Lillet is from southern Bordeaux in France, and the apéritif is a blend of fruit and wine infusions. The wines...