Ooh La La! Chateau Bonnet Wine and My French Food Day

New wine comes in.  New wine sells out immediately.  Curiosity Piqued. I grabbed the last bottle on the shelf and headed straight to my neighborhood French bakery, La Mie. I came home with breakfast AND lunch. Because, bakery, AND French! Breakfast should be this gooey delicious while still retaining classiness, everyday! I held off...

The Cellar’s La Crescent Wine: This Is Iowa

Iowa wines were pouring! Iowa beers were chugging. Local restaurants were plating. Add almost 900 thirsty and hungry people on a beautiful blue-sky September day, and we had an Iowa event like no other! The Ankeny Chamber Corks and Caps event was where I spent a recent Sunday, welcoming vendors, greeting attendees, being a...

Predator Zinfandel and My Fire Pit Inauguration

I had a big crowd for the inaugural lighting of my new fire pit. A really big crowd. One of the biggest, really.  I mean, millions of stars twinkling in the sky and crickets singing in huge choruses. It was quite the event! So of course I needed a wine as notable as this...