Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet Carries On The Tradition

Family holiday traditions are curious.  Some are carried out year after year, but don’t hold much meaning until years later. So it goes with my Mother’s Red Velvet cake.  I know she made it from scratch each Christmas, and really, I don’t know her motivation for doing so, nor was it my favorite cake. Perhaps it...

Gruet Brut Brings Light to Winter Solstice

Today marks the Winter Solstice–the shortest day and longest night of the year.  Just to make a point, the sky cloaked itself in dark, fringy gray clouds all day. Being one who craves light, I lit candles (yes, family and friends, real candles!) and the fireplace, immediately in the morning.  Their light and warmth...

Locations Argentina is a True WOW! Wine

Chef Andrew and I taste the WOW! wine, Locations Argentina paired with a Spicy Argentine Chili.  Yes, we do break the rules!The flavors are so dense and powerful, it leaves us both practically speechless!  A first in our video experience!

Rosa De Argentina Pairs Well With Glitter

It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like ChristmasThe holidays are here!  I know this because I have to listen to Burl Ives singing “Silver and Gold” where I work.  And because running a simple errand in the evening becomes a lengthy exercise in extreme parking lot maneuvers.  And because relearning queue-etiquette at the department...