Villa Ruby

Ladies and gentlemen, rosé season is finally here!

I snuck this bottle in one night (hence no poured shots), but I can’t keep it a secret at all. Full bodied, with aromas of bright fresh flowers and strawberries. It’s off-dry, but still quite crisp and very satisfying. The bottle looks huge, but the glass is pretty thick, so it went just as fast as any other bottle 😩😩😩

Get it at Wine Insiders with my coupon code: ZG7A13. It’ll get you $25 bucks off your first order of $50 or more!Cheers!

The Great (White) Hope

A Sauvignon Blanc that I can get down with!  Who knew?

Light and crisp, but not tart (it doesn’t catch you in the side of your neck, like, right there), with distinct aromas of pear.  Lovely chilled, super dry, but very mellow.  From Spain.

Courtesy of Direct Cellars!

#ThirstyFridays at Urban Uncorked

Aaaaaannnnndd, we’re back! #likeweneverleft

Dry, but very pleasant box wine *gasp* from South France.  #dontjudge A real pounder! Super smooth, light as a feather, and this unassuming packaging packs a whopping 3 litres, and will keep for 6 weeks (but you won’t let it, trust me!).

I was a little late taking my pic, but there’s some in there, I promise!

Mineral aromas with floral notes, beautiful crisp fruits with light traces of canteloupe on the tongue.

Pairs well with seafood, and is ever so slightly briny. 

Get yours at

Urban Uncorked
147 Flatbush Ave Ext
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Just in time for the change in seasons…

HB4116HB4116*sigh*

Fall is upon us, and I jumped into a glass that just embodied the season.  A lovely mix of Merlot and Malbec, this one was velvety smooth, deeply fruity, and made me feel all warm inside, like the perfect cashmere sweater.  I definitely got deep berry flavors, some vanilla, and when I paired it with food, I caught tar!

Call me what you want, but I live for new flavors and aromas in every pour. I’m having a great time exploring wine and everything about it!

The beauty of blends, I am learning, is they take the best of each varietal and bring you something special.  I definitely had fun with this one and can’t wait to get my hands on some more.

This is another Wine Insiders treasure!

​Where to find the good stuff, pt. 2

In my spare time, I like to check out local wineries and wine shops for wine tastings.  There’s nothing more fun than trying it before you buy it!

Often, the producer of the wine is there to talk about the process and what inspired the wine they’re featuring that day.  If you’re like me, you’ll get a kick out of getting to know that bottle inside and out.

I’ve found some pretty interesting selections at wine tastings, and keeping in touch with the winemaker keeps you abreast of new releases (and more wine tastings).  They can also give insight to pairing with your favorite meal, something that I could never stop hearing new things about.

I’ve also personally fount tons of little tips and tricks for wine etiquette at tastings, as well.  This can help when you go on that nice date to that expensive restaurant and finally get to order that amazing steak with a fabulous glass of red.  Wine etiquette is just as important when entertaining at home as well.  Nothing spells impressive like presenting your friends with a perfectly chilled glass of white with some cute hors d’oeuvres!  Share the good stuff and have some fun out there!