Gallo Burgundy – welcome home

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Gallo Family Wineries sent me this lovely bottle of wine to enjoy. Opinions are strictly my own. Cheers There are some things that just feel like coming home. The smell of your mom’s famous dish, the sounds of the ocean, the song you all sang as you took your first road trip with friends after […]

4th of July pineapple rum punch

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Here at the mansion we’re doing the “dry” dance, since the forecast has been for rain tomorrow. Even IF the drops begin to fall, we’re not letting a little shower put a damper on our plans. We’ll grill on the lanai and watch the fireworks on television instead of in the backyard, and we’ll be […]

Wine Wednesday: Anew Reisling

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It’s been one day shy of a week since I started dieting. Ben (from The Gin Joint) gave me very specific instructions, but I was concerned. My first question to him was…can I still have wine? Thankfully the answer was YES.  The diet is what he used to lose 190 lbs, and it’s stricter than […]

New Year’s Eve Champagnes & drinks

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One of the best parts about New Year’s Eve is breaking out the champagne or sparkling wine to cheer in the coming year. The difference between the two is that Champagne is made only in the Champagne region of France and sparkling wine is made everywhere else and people use the words interchangeably. Sparkling wine […]

The day I learned about “bed picnics”

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This past weekend I spent with a new group of “old” friends at the AARP Life at 50+ event in Atlanta. I had one of those moments when you meet someone in real life (that you’ve connected with online), and immediately knew that we’d be not only fast friends, but that I had found a […]

O’zapt is! it’s Oktoberfest

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Bucket list admission. While you may see me with a glass of champagne in hand, I DO love beer as well (I think it’s the bubbles), so it’s no surprise that Oktoberfest in Munich is on my “must do” list. While I’ll be here in the states finding a local Octoberfest celebration, for those on […]