Kuhlman Cellars New Spring Wines

I could not be more excited about Kuhlman Cellars‘ new spring wines. I spent the last day of my pre-quarantine life in the beautiful Texas hill country sampling these new wines with Kuhlman Cellars’ winemaker Bénédicte Rhyne and Kuhlman’s Assistant Vigneron Ollivier. It was a gorgeous spring day in March and we three sat in…

LVE Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018

It was a golden afternoon at The Rose Table when I open John Legend’s rosé at the lake house one lazy Saturday. I was excited to try LVE’s Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018 after being impressed by LVE’s Cabernet Sauvignon a few months ago. The rosé did not disappoint. This gorgeously hued wine is the…

Barranca and BBQ

Barranca and BBQ: a match made in heaven. My friends at Kuhlman Cellars have long told me that this is a divine pairing but I hadn’t tried it for myself until tonight when I tucked into some local east Texas BBQ. I can now report that this pairing is a spiritual experience. I was blown…

Kuhlman Cellars 2017 Sangiovese

Last week I paired my favorite Chicken and Sausage Gumbo with Kuhlman Cellars 2017 Sangiovese and must have looked like the heart eye emoji all night. The spiciness of the andouille and cayenne complimented the Sangiovese so nicely. Disclaimer: Kuhlman Cellars is now one of my PR clients. My PR company is not affiliated with The Rose…

LVE Cabernet Sauvignon

I had the pleasure of drinking LVE Cabernet Sauvignon on a wine picnic with my dog Henry this weekend and wow. This is a hell of a wine. With 85% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 15% Petit Verdot, the LVE Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich wine that wows. Sexy and alluring, this would be the perfect night…

Kuhlman Cellars 2016 Reserve Merlot

Everyone else’s new year’s resolution seems to be to get fit/get abs/lose weight but personally I just want to drink more wine and be happy. So far, so good! To savor wine is to savor life and that’s something that both Kuhlman Cellars and I whole-heartedly believe. I visited Kuhlman Cellars in the rolling hills…

4.0 Cellars

Ten years ago, three Texas winemakers from around the state decided to open a winery in the heart of the Texas wine country, Fredericksburg. Brennan Vineyards, Lost Oak Winery, and McPherson Cellars came together to open 4.0 Cellars, which is known for its wine and cheese and wine and chocolate pairings. I recently had the…

Fall Rosé Horse Picnic

I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream. I had the Saturday of my dreams. I uncorked one of my finest bottles, my NV Folktale Rosé Brut from Folktale Winery, for happy hour with my beloved horse Prince and gorgeous friend Cathryn. You might remember me raving about this particular bottle during my…

Dinner with Jean-Charles Boisset at Chateau du Lac

There are Fridays and then there are Fridays. Last week I had one of those epic evenings that can only be described as dreamy. When Boisset invited me to their Alchemy of the Senses Wine Dinner, I said yes without even knowing the location. That’s how fun their events always are! Little did I know…

Pontotoc Vineyard’s Weingarten

A historic respite in downtown Fredericksburg  Tucked away in the charming town of Fredericksburg, Texas lies Pontotoc Vineyard’s Weingarten. Lights are strung from trees and the stone courtyard offers a quiet sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the famous Texas town. It’s modeled after the weingartens of Vienna and is both kid- and dog-friendly. I had the pleasure…

Folktale Winery

I could not possibly love Folktale Winery any more. The estate is situated on fifteen acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards just ten minutes outside of town in Carmel, California. The patio is beyond perfect to sip the day away. Imagine sipping the best rose you’ve ever had on comfortable couches in 70-degree weather, roses swaying in…

Kuhlman Cellars

I love how Kuhlman Cellars feels about wine. I recently toured the laid-back Stonewall vineyard on a trip to Fredericksburg, Texas and something on the tour stuck in my: “It takes a long time to make wine. You should spend a long time enjoying it.” That sums up my own feelings about wine! A true…