Category: From the Wine Rack

Wicked Wines: to look forward to

I was supposed to do another review, but this countdown is NOT working as planned, but here are some of the wines to look forward to! Big countdown catch-up this weekend, promise! ūüėČ


Seventeen more days until Halloween~

Wicked Wines: Wild Stomp Bigfoot Blend

I love wine. If you know me, you had to know this was coming.

Big Foot Blend

Origins: Columbia Valley, Washington
Variety: White blend (unknown mix)
Vintage: Unknown
Winery: Wild Stomp
Purchased: Walmart
Price: $9.79 (Santa Clara, CA)

Twenty-four more days until Halloween~

A Magical Adventure : Just Another Trip to the Castle

“Just another trip to the castle…” she said casually. Only any trip to any castle isn’t “just” another trip. It’s a new magical adventure just waiting to be discovered!

My latest visit to one of my favorite places this past Saturday was exactly¬†that. My husband was out of town with my sister, attending a convention. All my friends seemed to already have plans or really aren’t wine people. My mother just so happened to be free, which was perfect, because she’s really fun company.

When I called to schedule a tour with Angie, I’d told her how I’d wanted to take advantage of my wine club membership perks and was looking for something a little different from the standard tour. At first, she recommended the Cheese and Wine tasting, which sounded delish. When she pulled up my membership information, she informed me that there was a different tour that she highly recommended and with my membership, it would give me 50% off of it. I decided to go for it.

Who knew that the Royal Food and Wine pairing tour at Castello di Amorosa would be so outstanding? I’m a seasoned visitor to the castle of love in Napa Valley’s Calistoga region. Erick and I have done both the self-guided tour and the guided tour multiple times with really fun results. No two tours have ever been the same and the sommeliers have always made each experience unique regardless of how many times we’ve done the tour. We’ve attended wine club events and had a complete blast of an evening, but the tour we did Saturday was an even more special visit.

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