Celebrations, Cocktails, Recipes, Wines

Winter White Wine Cocktails

Most people assume, incorrectly, that chilled white wines are best enjoyed in the warmer months of the spring and summer.  When featured in the festive drinks below, nothing could be further from the truth! The Refresher (Filini Bar & Restaurant - Chicago) 7 Red Seedless Grapes 2 Mint Leaves 1/2 oz. Simple Syrup 1 1/4… Continue reading Winter White Wine Cocktails

Celebrations, Holidays, Recipes, Wines

New Year’s Eve With a Twist

The fun of this big batch Cosmopolitan is that it gets made in my Vitamix and strained into a pitcher. No messy cocktail shaker to deal with and no sticky counter from prying the shaker lid on and off for each individual drink!

Food With Wine, Holidays, Uncategorized

Zin-ful Cranberries

This is a recipe from my strictly food blog #ThisGirlLovesToEat, but one that I love pulling out for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. My family never ate any cranberry sauce that was homemade.  In the preparations for Thanksgiving, someone was always assigned the task of bringing two cans of jellied and one of whole berry cranberry… Continue reading Zin-ful Cranberries

Holidays, Recipes, Wines

Thanksgiving Sangria

If you are hosting a good-sized crowd for Thanksgiving and want to try and steer them away from the hard stuff until you bring out the fine wine at dinner time, you may want to consider this spin on Sangria from my go-to resource, Epicurious.com.  It can be made ahead, you can use pretty plastic… Continue reading Thanksgiving Sangria

Food With Wine, Recipes, Wines

Dessert Wine Pairings

It's no secret that I love food and wine, but even I have to admit that sometimes the wine you drink with dinner may not be the same wine that you want to keep drinking when it comes time for dessert. #GirlsGoneWine Generally, it's not a bad idea to follow the rule: the darker the… Continue reading Dessert Wine Pairings