Breaux Vineyards Tasting House

Experiencing Virginia Wines: Breaux Vineyards

*Reader, be prepared for a long post. This is not meant to quickly read during your lunch break. Get a glass of wine, change into your sweatpants, sit on the couch with your feet on the coffee table, and relax!* Boy, what a day! Mr. Grape Pairings and I just spent a wonderful morning and afternoon birding,…

Exploring Virginia Wines: Williamsburg Winery

Spring break is a gift from the heavens. The skies open up, the sun beams down among the people, and the gods grant teachers their one, true wish…a week off. Teachers have been counting down the days to spring break since the winter break, and the eagerness and excitement that they feel before that Friday dismissal bell rings…

Pairing Wine with Crab Cakes @ Blue Seafood and Spirits in VA Beach

Finally, my spring break had arrived, and I cannot even describe to you how much I needed it. Lately, I had been feeling like I was in a constant pickle between life and work stressors. This spring break was exactly what I needed to recharge and get ready for what the rest of the school year will bring.…

Experiencing Virginia Wines: The Barns at Hamilton Station

Mr. Grape Pairings and I have an interesting relationship. We are like minded people, family oriented, and we are both supportive of one another. However, what makes us interesting, I think, are our hobbies, in that we don’t share any. He enjoys model ship building, I enjoy Netflix binging. He enjoys the sport of Cricket, I…

Pairing Wine with Fish @ 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…

Power of an Aftertaste and Alto Moncayo Veraton Garnacha

My hubby’s New Year’s Resolution is to eat more vegetables. While I often cook dinners with loads of veggies, those used to be the only meal where the hubby would eat any leafy greens or fibrous foods. To help him with his resolution, he bought a Vegetable cookbook called, Lucky Peach Presents: Power Vegetables! Turbocharged Recipes for Vegetables…

Nothin’ Says Lovin’ Like Pizza From the Oven (& Martin Ray Merlot)

I may be the luckiest wife in the world. Not only is my husband cute, smart, and funny, but he bakes homemade bread. That’s right…homemade! He makes it in all kinds of ways; boule, baguette, sourdough, with nuts, without nuts, with seeds, without seeds, you name it, he can do it. It’s like his baby.…

The Duck Says “Quack” and the Carnivor Cabernet says “Roar!”

When we visit my in-laws for Christmas, we often cooked Christmas dinner. One year, we did a German spread, with wursts, homemade pretzel, homemade sour kraut, etc… This year, my husband and I decided to cook something different, something we never cooked before, and something that we had to continue to research in the middle…