Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!!!! I don’t know about you but I am so thrilled to have made it to the 20s! I have the same reaction as most people when I think of the 20s- flapper dresses, cool hair pieces, and Prohibition. Thankfully we don’t have to worry about alcohol being...

German Dessert and German Wine

Since we’re all about Germany and Christmas this month, I thought it would be fun to try out a few German wines with German desserts to find the best pairings for you. And boy, did I! German desserts have both sweet and savory characteristics, which makes it fun to pair them with the large variety of German wines on the market. While there are tons of options when it comes to German desserts, I focused on three of the most iconic holiday desserts, that we’re also discussing on dessert day on the blog: lebkuchen, stollen, and marzipan.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am overwhelmed with gratitude this year for all of the many blessings in my life. At the top of my grateful list is the opportunity to share my love for dessert and wine with others. This may sound simple, and even a little trivial, but there is so much wrapped up...

Time to Think about Turkey

Happy Halloween! Are you trick or treating, handing out candy, or hanging out drinking wine and eating candy tonight? I’m multitasking and doing the 2nd and third options. If you need some ideas, check out this handy pairing graphic from Traveling Vineyard. Now,...

Wine accessories to make your life easier

Hello, hello! Can you believe it’s already the end of October?! I feel like it was just September and it’s almost time to start planning Thanksgiving! Since we’re quickly approaching the time of year when we’re all pulled in a million directions, I’d like to share a...

The Science Behind a Classic Pairing

Wine and cheese. It’s a classic pairing, like peanut butter and jelly but better. You may have had a cheese plate with a wine flight a dozen times, but do you know why your taste buds are so happy when you do? If you’re not curious now, stop reading. Grab a cheese...

The Sugar Vine’s Store is Here!!!

Hello, hello, hello! How’s the weather where you’re at? Here in Houston we just had our first cool front come through this week and, while it’s not cold by any stretch of the imagination, the temperature is FINALLY under 90 degrees! So I’m a happy camper. I’m also...

All pumpkin, all the time

I know I’m going against popular opinion here, but I don’t love pumpkin. I can appreciate the craft behind a good, homemade pumpkin pie but for some reason I’ve never really enjoyed the taste. However, I realize I’m in the minority here, given that pumpkin spice...

Warmth and sweetness in apple form

If you’ve followed me for long, you probably know that apple desserts and wine are some of my favorite pairings. The spices that are often used in apple desserts, like cinnamon and nutmeg, balance the sweetness of the dessert and often marry well with similar flavors...

We’re Ba-ack!

Hello, hello, hello!!! I couldn’t be more excited to be back typing to you after a little hiatus. For those of you who have been around for a while, you know that The Sugar Vine has been offline for a little while. I needed to do some work on the website and spend...