Wines I drank – The Sharing Edition.

One fine Saturday, I came home from dropping Edie off at a slumber party to discover our across the street neighbor Charles had wandered over with a lovely bottle of merlot in hand, to share with us.  It seems he had been given this bottle, and knowing it was a quality wine, immediately thought he had to skip across the street to share with me. Continue reading

Wines I Drank – The Front Yard Edition.

With spring and warmer weather comes our family doing more outside.   Including happy hour every day we can.  Is there really anything nicer than sitting outside on a beautiful day and just soaking it in?  We think not.

It seems we have plenty of friends and neighbors who agree.  From the first official outdoor happy hour of the season until we close it up for the fall, we have a steady stream of drop-ins.  Why yes, it has been much commented that in some ways, we live similarly to how we did in college, only we now have a mortgage, a child and are a bit more responsible.

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She just thinks that this is how people live.  Jam session in the front yard and all. Continue reading

It’s good to have wine friends.

My friend Bonnie‘s husband Ted is a bit of a wine guy.  When not busy being a neurologist, he does podcasts and was a founding partner of a wine importing and distribution business.  I love going over to their house for drinks because there is always good wine and even better, Ted likes to pull out new things for me to try.  Like the bottle of Georgian wine he sent over for my birthday a few years ago. Continue reading