Chicken 'n Waffle Taco with Birichino Zinfandel

Chicken and Waffle Tacos w/ Saint Georges Birichino Zinfandel

By nature, I am a compulsive planner. I make to-do lists for my to-do lists. If I make plans to do something with friends, I need to lock down the specifics immediately. I even lesson plan at least a week in advance (which for all of you who are not teachers, we often plan a day…

King Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc

Learn More About: Virginia Cabernet Franc w/ King Family Vineyards

When people think of American wines, they often think of wines from California, Washington, or Oregon. While these three states make out of this world wine, I’m just waiting for the day that Virginia gets the same recognition because Virginia knows how to make some really good wine. One perfect example of a grape that…

One of My Favorite Wine Pairings: Lentil Meatballs w/ Presto Sparkling Rosé

One of my favorite wine and food pairings are lentils and rosé. It is not a wine pairing that you probably think of in terms of classic wine and foods that go together, but in my apartment, I pair these two rather frequently (see here). The savoriness of the lentils go nicely with the citrus and berry…

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.…

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…

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…

Italian Pulled Pork Ragu & Pearmund Cellar’s Black Ops Red

    This past summer, I visited Pearmund Cellars in Broad Run, Virginia with a friend. Without a doubt, it is one of the best Virginia wineries that I have been to. I don’t usually blog reviews about Virginia wineries because my blog is primarily about pairings, but I wish I had on Pearmund. Not…

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.…

A Cozy Week with Piedrasassi Part 2

Tonight’s dinner featured some more juicy meat in the form of a beef burger with some of that leftover truffle cheddar cheese. Oh, that cheese. The truffle cheddar with the Piedrasassi Syrah might be one of the best pairings I have ever had. It doesn’t matter what you put the cheese on; as long as…

A cozy week with Piedrasassi Syrah Part 1

Some wines are good, some not so good, some are even great. Very few wines are so exceptional that the heavens open, the gods sing, and you feel in complete Nirvana. This post is about one of those wines; Piedrasassi Syrah. For me, this was one of those OMG, life changing, where have you been…