Rioja Crianza 2013 Marqués de Cáceres

Chicken Fajitas and Rioja Crianza 2013 Marqués de Cáceres

Hot chicken fajitas, fresh out of the oven! This photo was taken before I added piles and piles of cilantro This Rioja Crianza 2013 Marqués de Cáceres had so much going on! With flavors of strawberry, cherry, chocolate, cinnamon, and dried flowers (like a tea), and a body that was full,, and with medium tannins,…

Mexican Meatball Soup with Casarena Malbec

Mexican Meatball Soup and Casarena Reservado Malbec

When my instagram friends, Tales of the Cork’s Greg and Geena, made a Mexican meatball soup a few weeks ago, I knew I wanted to make some. What could be better than meatballs, Mexican flavors, soup, and cheese when it is cold outside? Anything? I didn’t think so. Never having made this kind of soup…

Crockpot Chicken and Mango Salsa

Beaujolais-Villages and Crockpot Mango Salsa Chicken

One of my favorite, easy meals to make is making chicken in a crockpot with salsa. I shred the chicken when it’s done and use it throughout the week. I’ll put it on salads, in tacos, on flatbread, etc… I’ll usually choose a salsa that I haven’t tried before. It’s a different one each time.…

Chrysalis Vineyards

Experiencing Virginia Wineries: Chrysalis Vineyards and the Norton Grape

Every weekend in October, I have been visiting a Virginia winery to celebrate Virginia Wine Month. So far (knock on wood!), the weather has been perfect. A little warm for fall, yes, but the sun has been shining and the leaves are almost at peak foliage. The views are absolutely breathtaking! It was on a…

Prosciutto, Melon, Bollo Chianti

Sometimes, I Wish I Were Italian: Chianti with Prosciutto e Melone

Do you ever feel like you should have been born in a different country? I feel like that all of the time. My maiden name is Roman, I tan well, I like wine and Italian food, I’m known to be loud, and I talk with my hands…you’d think I was Italian! Sadly, no. While I…

Pumpkin spice grocery run

Top 5: Wines to Pair with Pumpkin Spice

It’s fall, so that means one thing…Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!!! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Spice Bagels, Pumpkin Spice Candles, Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream, Pumpkin Spice Cereals, even Pumpkin Spice Pizza! I, for one, can not get enough pumpkin spice, even in the 90 degree weather that DC has been having! Pumpkin Spice is truly an American…

One Hope 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and Skinny Taste Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger

Drinking for a Cause: OneHope Cabernet Sauvignon

OneHope Wine is a company that makes you feel good about drinking. Proceeds from each purchase go to a charity or cause that is specified on the bottle. Each wine label donates to a different cause, ranging from saving the planet, to providing to clean water, to helping children with special needs, to providing funding…