Gift Giving For The Person That’s Difficult To Shop For

Gift Giving For The Person That's Difficult To Shop For

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The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means gift giving! For me, I enjoy finding gifts my family and friends will love. I think it’s really  fun to see the smiles on their faces…. [read more]

Wine and Spirits For The Health Conscious

Wine and Spirits for the Health Conscious--FitVit Wine -- Ah-So Wine -- Batiste Rhum

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It’s the time of the year again, the kids are back to school and life begins to calm down a bit. My whole family begins to fall into a routine, and soon enough, our household starts to run like a well-oiled machine…. [read more]

Easy Breezy Summer Cocktails

Easy Breezy Summer Cocktails

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Summer is one my favorite seasons of the year! I aspire to be in a Jimmy Buffett frame of mind, wearing my flip flops and feeling relaxed. For our family, it’s a time for cookouts, birthday celebrations, reunions, and vacations…. [read more]

Tasting Dry Wines With A Sweet Palette

Tasting Dry Wines With A Sweet Palette

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An early lesson in my first wine class was that when evaluating wines, personal preferences are irrelevant. You taste buds change over the yeas. You will find wines you loved for many years just do not hit the same notes they once did. What I like or would personally buy or drink does not matter when comparing wines to their background. All that should be considered when critiquing a wine, is how closely as they adhere to the characteristics that have been established for its variety and style.  Right off the battle looking at these three wines, Kaiken Terroir Series Torrontes Montes Dry Farmed Alpha Cabernet and the Montes Dry Farmed Alpha Syrah, I immediately dismissed them because they look very dry. My personal tastes sit somewhere in the semi-dry mark.

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Let’s Have A Bubbly Beverage

Let's Have A Bubbly Beverage

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We love purchasing some of our favorite bubbly beverages to enjoy throughout the year. I was first introduced to all things Champagne from a friend of mine who calls them her life line! Personally, I was always stayed on the sweeter side of things and only experimented with wines. After discovering Prosecco I was hooked on bubbles in my drink!

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Exploring Southwestern Michigan Wineries

Exploring Southwestern Michigan Wineries

One of our favorite spots for a family getaway is Douglas/Saugatuck, Michigan. I think it’s safe to say we’re officially one of the regulars. There is something about spending a few days at the lake house that makes you forget the daily chaos and brings you back to a state of peace. On our most recent trip, I was fortunate enough to have my parents travelling with us. This allowed my husband and me to have a few opportunities for “dates” while our son spent time with his grandparents. Whenever we visit the Saugatuck area, we never miss two of our favorite wineries: Fenn Valley and Hudsonville.

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Wine and Luxury Craftsmanship For Mother’s Day

Wine and Luxury Craftmanship for Mother's Day

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Once I became a mother and wife, my relationship with my mom started to translate more into a beautiful friendship. She’s my shoulder to cry on when I’m overwhelmed by a rough day of parenthood. She’s my human diary and my biggest supporter.

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Discover the Simplicity and Beauty of Vinturi Wine Openers

Discover the Simplicity and Beauty of Vinturi Wine Openers

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I love a glass of excellent wine. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a punishing week or to complement an evening with great friends and good conversation. But pulling the corks from the bottles always becomes a major obstacle for me. My loving husband never complains about being on bottle-opening duty, but I’ve secretly hoped I would find a quick, easy-to-use corkscrew.

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