Former life included @npr and @washingtonpost. I may pop up at one or another but mostly following my passion for wine. Can't wait to see what’s next!
Savory sunshine in a glass with a label that just happens to match my floors. Been bummed for a few weeks after hearing @paxmahle split from Wind Gap. It’s a good thing he still has @paxwines and other projects! 🥂 . . #winestagram #wineporn #winesofinstagram #trousseaugris #sonomawine #windgap #thirstythursday
Current status. #butneedabetterwinelist
A sea of Chave Hermitage was complemented by my favorite Champagne (Cedric Bouchard), a 1988 Dom, delicious food and a flight of Reuissec Sauternes. Vintages among the bottles ranged from 1988 to 2011. A special night of wine with some fascinating Bostonians.
One last Maine pic now that I’m back home. Two schooners with their sails up. ⛵️⛵️What a gorgeous day! Happy to cross a visit to Maine off my Boston Bucket List (but can’t wait to go back).
This is the other way I now do Maine: with Reverdy Rosé! (This is from 2016 and drinking quite well!). Love sharing these bottles with nonenthusiasts. Always blows them away! 🍷#whyistherenolobsteremoji . . #yeswayrosé #sancerre #reverdy #rosealldamnday #mainewine #wjneporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #winesofsummer
OK, Maine, I get it now. Even on a rainy afternoon you’re a beauty. Scroll for 🌈 and ⛵️.
Back in my new home, but wanted to post this “Home” again after being home again (get it? 🙃) so you could see its gorgeous color. It’s the 2017 @ochotabarrels Home Pinot Noir from Adelaide Hills, Australia. This was bottle 183 of only 308 bottles produced and had beautiful bright notes of strawberries, watermelon and a light herbal taste. We probably drank it way too young, but it was worth every sip. Thanks to @thewineandcheesecask for stocking a few of these bottles and thanks to @ratherbeina2 and @jamiessocks for giving us the excuse to open it. 🍷🌷 . . #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram #ochotabarrels #pinotnoir #adelaidehills #bostonwine #socksfest
Too much at #socksfest (the gluten-free edition) to properly snap up all the fun, but a natty-good time was had by all. You know it’s going to be a perfect night when your hosts (and birthday couple) have matching wine labels (how did @gutoggau know?)😉. Some fun 🦄s took center stage including the @ochotabarrels Home Pinot with what has become my favorite label in all of wine.
About last night: Happy Birthday @ratherbeina2 (and @jamiessocks, too!) Thanks for giving me an excuse to come back to the DMV! A fabulous evening at @kyirisan followed by a necessary stop at @maxwelldcwine where I can still stumble upon friends. (Scroll for all the fun!) Glad DC hasn’t forgotten about me yet! Wines included a pair of 1978s: Fontanafredda Barolo and Lisini Brunello, a ‘13 Kutch McDougal, Champagne Dufour and a fun Kracher (12 with only 4% ABV). Not a bad bottle among the bunch! With a small nightcap of Envinante Benje!
Toasting to @swissmissexplorations good health with cava rosé and melon jamón at the DC wharf before a Potomac adventure. It’s nice to be home (even if only for a few days).
Never turn down an invitation from @winegoddessbos to taste fun new natty wines. These @lammidia bottles from Abruzzo, Italy were fragrant and delicious. They take the palate for a ride with every sip! 🍷 . . #lammidia #vinnatural #abruzzo #winesofitaly #naturalwine #bostonwine #winesofinstagram #wineporn #winestagram
When @_branchline says they only have one bottle left of @envinatewine, you get selfish and must buy it up! Besides, why not start pre-gaming #socksfest a week early? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 🍷 . . #wineporn #canaryislandswine #envinate #albahra #winesofinstagram #winestagram
Why seek out the actual artwork when you already have it in your wine cellar? Thanks @rieslingfans for making the connection I had forgotten about! (On the left: Edmunds St. John El Jaleo; on the right: the original El Jaleo by John Singer Sargent hanging at the @gardnermuseum) Such a striking piece of art in person, looking forward to opening the bottle soon to see how it compares. . . . #edmundsstjohn #winelabels #eljaleo #wineporn #winestagram #isabellastewartgardnermuseum
When you go to the museum to purposely see what’s NOT on the wall and then get wow’d by something that is.
A stunningly spectacular wine dinner with Sicilian winery COS and delicious food pairings by @wdgilson (@puritanco) including a whole roasted lamb! SCROLL for all the fun! 🍷🐑 . . . #coswines #winesofsicily #wineporn #winestagram #bostonwine #winesofinstagram #frappato #nerodavola
Anyone who follows this feed can see my amateur bottle-shooting skills still need a ton of work. Fortunately there are some awesome professionals out there willing to share their tips and explain why it’s so difficult! My latest for @sevenfiftydaily includes great advice from @outshinery @bottlebranding and @drinkinsider! (🔗 in profile). #winewriting #bottlephotography #bottleshots #wineporn
This Hervé Souhaut/René-Jean Dard collaboration always makes me smile. From the play on words in the name: Lard des Choix from L’Ardeche to the cute little hedgehog among the pink pigs, it’s an easy-sipping cuvee that’s tasting better the second day with a slight chill: lavender, herbs, dark fruit and a salty brine. . . #winewednesday #hervesouhaut #vinnaturel #lardeschoix #wineporn #winestagram #winesofinstagram