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 homemade pumpkin pie, but for some reason I’ve never really enjoyed the taste of anything made with pumpkin. However, I realize I’m in the minority here, given...

Time to Think about Turkey

It’s getting real now: Thanksgiving is almost here and it is time to choose your wines for Thanksgiving dinner. This is an important decision because you DO NOT want to serve a bad wine with a meal you worked so hard on, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. How is...

Thanksgiving Wines to Take You From Dinner to Dessert

Thanksgiving is all about the pie, am I right? Okay, there’s dinner, too; but really the turkey, ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and rolls are really just a means to a sweet and satisfying end: pie. If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a favorite...

October is…Wine Month

Wow. October is a very popular month for celebrating wine. Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Sonoma County all celebrate wine month in October. To honor the month, today we’re going to talk a little about what makes wines from each location special. First up,...

Haunted Wineries in the U.S.

America’s wineries are young compared to those in the rest of the world, but they have a rich, vibrant, and haunted history. Yes, there are wineries across the U.S. that are inhabited by ghostly beings! Some of the ghosts are benevolent presences that protect...

20 Delicious Ways to use Leftover Halloween Candy

Some people may dread November 1st because that?s when they (or their kids) will want to eat all the candy in the house. I look forward to it because?I get to eat all the leftover candy. If you?re like me, the beginning of November is great- there?s the leftover candy at your own house, there?s the candy people take to work to get it away from their kids, there?s the discounted candy at the grocery store?life is good. But if you fear your kids on yet another candy fueled sugar high, don?t worry. I have a round-up of some of the best recipes to use up the leftover Halloween candy. Make a couple of these recipes and you won?t have another piece of candy to contend with, and you?ll have some great desserts to eat at home or share with friends!