Armour Of The Vulnerable Wine Mind

Armour Of The Vulnerable Wine Mind

Can you direct me into what I should desire right now - because I'm confused. This goes for life and wine. In my mind, I have organized a check list of qualities, attributes, "what am I getting back" (let's be honest, if I'm not winning then why be in it), back door escapes from bad [...]

There Is A Knot In My Stomach, But A Different Wine In My Glass

There Is A Knot In My Stomach, But A Different Wine In My Glass

"Too bad you never grew a pair" "I'm tired of hearing how you are the victim" "Go ahead and blog about this" (rolling eyes) Yes, we all get judged. We also do the judging. Am I a victim or am I the one laying out the bullshit? That line is blurred, and that line has [...]

The Glass of Everything

The Glass of Everything

At this moment, I feel as if I've stayed in the bath tub too long; pruned up, drunk on steam, and trying to balance on jelly legs. This is what happens when you try to do and be everything; and what American isn't guilty of just that. Why can't we breathe through our day rather [...]

A Letter To Food And Wine – Do We Need To Break Up?

A Letter To Food And Wine – Do We Need To Break Up?

Hate is a hideous and an unforgiving word. You can't come back from that. But food and wine - you let me down. I bet on you. Not only that, I studied you for years, screamed your name, stayed up nights crying over you, over indulged in your glory, lost relationships because of your conniving [...]

Just A Good Time With Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Hands Of Time

Just A Good Time With Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Hands Of Time

The whole "Time goes by so quickly" line is a dirty lie. It's up to you to stop time. It's up to you to NOT say "I'm good - just busy" - because you are not. I stole this idea from an article I read this morning. I am repeating it because the idea is [...]

Wine Girl Reflections – The Year Of Extremes

Wine Girl Reflections – The Year Of Extremes

EVERYTHING about 2018 either inspired me to tears or went down the toilet.  The biggest disappointment will not be reviewed immediately. (professionally speaking; the personal one is way behind me now) More anger, resentment, letting go, and reflection is needed. Your girl is on track, in emotionally recovery, and sees the light - may it [...]

I’m Liking What Everyone Else is Liking – Some Silver Oak Love

I’m Liking What Everyone Else is Liking – Some Silver Oak Love

One of the biggest questions that I get asked, as a wine professional, is my opinion on the wines that have secured their feet in the sand as "wine fan" favorites. I am here to admit that I do not regularly drink Sassicaia, Tignanello, Penfolds Grange (that may be a lie), Caymus - you get [...]

Identity Consequences; Wine and You, Friend – Reviewing Bodegas La Casa Luculo

Identity Consequences; Wine and You, Friend – Reviewing Bodegas La Casa Luculo

Identity, hmmmmm... are you living your painful truth? Is it agonizing to live with your surface thoughts?  How many times have you filtered yourself, sent the over anxious text, flirted on the edge of just being inappropriate? (guilty)  I don't agree with the fact that you cannot take responsibility, as an adult, for adulting. We've [...]