Five questions to ask at the wine store.

Things to be grateful for: Wine.Choice.Wine stores. Things that can become overwhelming: Wine.Choice.Wine stores. I feel ya. This pandemic is making us all hyper aware of how much we have to be thankful for. Rightly so. We may not be able to go about daily life as we used to, but there sure as hell … Continue reading Five questions to ask at the wine store.

How to continue learning about wine in the time of COVID-19.

Stop the presses. WSET classes have been postponed. We can't get to tasting sessions. SOS. I know how you feel. Gone are the days of casually chatting about the versatility of chenin blanc over a few glasses. All is not lost. The lack of social contact doesn’t mean that all wine study is out the … Continue reading How to continue learning about wine in the time of COVID-19.

Are magical moments COVID-19 resistant?

This is a blog called magical moments. This is a blog that lets me share, vent and generally blab about whatever that means to me, to whoever will listen. I started that process in mid 2018 and have gone in waves ever since. Thanks for coming along for the ride. As you'll already know, these … Continue reading Are magical moments COVID-19 resistant?

Why the negroni is the perfect cocktail.

Negroni. Classic Italian cocktail, made for the mediterranean life. Negroni. Everything you need to know about a bar in a single glass. Negroni in Sydney. It was 2016. I was lucky enough to be sitting at a “cool small bar” in Sydney. My sister had invited me out after a long work event. I couldn’t … Continue reading Why the negroni is the perfect cocktail.

Thank goodness for wine women.

I am proud to be a woman. I am proud to know amazing women. I am lucky to be joining an industry that respects hardworking women. I hope to raise a woman, one day.  The concept of a single day to celebrate single categories of humans tends to sit kind of funny with me. There … Continue reading Thank goodness for wine women.

Why visiting a wine region is priceless.

Picture yourself in the south of France. Picture yourself in the south of France, walking along a wine road, as long as the eye can see. The wind is in your hair, you are surrounded by vines and the sun is shining. Yes, the sun is always shining in the south of France (let’s go … Continue reading Why visiting a wine region is priceless.

Dos and Don’ts of group wine tastings. My thoughts.

I’ll put it out there, wine tastings are hit or miss. With a hit, you learn a bunch, feel a little buzzed and perhaps even have a magical moment. With a miss, you just feel like shit. After forking out a bunch of cash, you’d probably rather have the first experience. Right? You are probably … Continue reading Dos and Don’ts of group wine tastings. My thoughts.

Wine podcast AOC hierarchy.

If there is something that wine lovers love more than drinking wine, it’s talking about wine. Although, like in Bordeaux, there are terrible podcasts that should not see the light of day (haha, you know how I feel about bulk Bordeaux) and others that are excellent quality and should be shared with great joy. At … Continue reading Wine podcast AOC hierarchy.