Experiencing Virginia Wines: Barboursville Vineyards and the Octagon Tasting

Visiting Barboursville Vineyards will always be a memorable experience for me because it was my first vertical tasting. If you are ever lucky enough to experience a vertical tasting of wine, I highly suggest doing it. For those of you who do not know (and I was one of you until about 2 weeks ago),…

Restaurant Pairing 101 @ The Downtown Grille in Charlottesville

Over President’s Day weekend, Laura Beth and I went to Charlottesville to visit wineries, UVA, and Monticello. It was quite a wonderful weekend, with temperatures I the 60s and perfectly sunny. You couldn’t have asked for a better weekend, especially in February! One night, we wanted to have a fancy schmancy dinner, and we decided…

Experiencing Virginia Wines: Stinson Vineyards

My friend, Laura Beth, and I went to Stinson Vineyards on one of the most perfect, spring-like, February Saturdays. The weather must have been almost 70º, the sun was shining, and I had Monday off for a holiday. Visiting Stinson Vineyards was an added bonus to an already wonderful weekend! After visiting UVA in the…

Restaurant Pairing 101 @ 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church

Pairing a wine with what you are cooking (or visa versa) while you are at home is one thing. You plan for specific meals with specific ingredients and can research into what wines you’d like to pair (again, or visa versa). To me, cooking at home is easier because you are in control. Pairing wine and…

Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Chain Bridge Cellars

I recently went to a class at Chain Bridge Cellars, a local wine shop. Chain Bridge Cellars not only has a great selection of wines, but they put on at least one class per month about a variety of wine topics. Some are meant to teach you about one specific varietal where as others will…

This wasn’t supposed to be a blog post! Elouan Rosé

*Quick update on life*  Why, hello everyone! It’s been a while! How he heck are you? Between traveling, being sick, being angry at the way current events are happening, and having endless commitments pretty much every day these past few weeks, I have had no time to blog. However, that quiet streak should change now that…