Posts Tagged ‘Wine’


February 9, 2009

A bottle of wine wine has 600 calories.

That will make losing 20 pounds really, really difficult.


Plastic Recommendation – Bottle Shock

February 9, 2009

Okay, so I realize I may be biased here….I grew up in Northern California, I attended UCD (which has a brilliant viticulture program) and I LOVE wine.  But, this movie is rad.  Beautiful landscapes, good subject, awesome 70’s southern rock music.

I took my dad to see it last Father’s Day and we totally fell in love.  It’s like Phenomenon (also set in Sonoma); he and I spent so much time driving through that area when I was a kid – Navarro, Healdsburg, Calistoga, Napa, Sonoma……it just takes me back!

See it.  Trust.

Also, I am thinking of doing a post on throwing a wine tasting party for newbies on a budget, thoughts?

Well, My Christmas Is Off To An Unfortunate Start

December 23, 2008

One of my closest coworkers gave me a really nice bottle of Pinot Noir for Christmas, and I dropped it when I was unloading my car.

I’m SAD.

Daily Inspiration

December 23, 2008

What’s inspiring me today.

Toad Hollow Amplexus Sparkling Wine.

Full disclosure: I dated someone from this winery a few years ago.  In fact, he was the ONLY guy I’ve ever asked out on a date.  The likelihood of free wine will do that to a girl.

Toad Hollow is winery in Healdsburg, CA.  If you ever find yourself on a trip to Napa for wine tasting, I beg of you, hit up Healdsburg.  Napa Valley is overcrowded and overpriced – any Northern Californian will tell you to forgo Napa and hit up Sonoma county and the Russian River area.

Healdsburg is fabulous, with a nice downtown and one of my favorite Northern California restaurants, Willie’s.  You can taste at a few wineries in town and then hit the Dry Creek Road, which is where the majority of the tasting rooms are located.

Back to the Amplexus.  I’m not a huge sparkling wine (champagne) drinker, but this by far the best domestic sparkling wine I’ve tasted.  It’s a brut, so it’s nice and dry, but not overwhelmingly so.  And, you can find it online priced from $13-$15.  A deal for a great sparkler.

Image: Toad Hollow Winery