Photos: Wine Bloggers Conference

White Hall Winery
We are back from the fourth annual Wine Bloggers Conference held in Charlottesville, VA. We had so much fun–too much–and now, we’re in recovery mode. We’ve come back with new ideas (thanks to Jancis Robinson and Eric Asimov, who were both keynote speakers) and lots of new friends. We plan to post more in-depth on... Read more »

Live from the Wine Bloggers Conference

Live from the Wine Bloggers Conference
Hello from Charlottesville, Virginia! Home of the current North American Wine Bloggers Conference–yes, there is such a thing. This is our first trip to a WBC–and we are looking forward to meeting other bloggers, tasting new wines, and learning more about wine from Virginia. The festivities began last night at an international wine tasting event,... Read more »

Introducing One of the Sippers

Introducing One of the Sippers
Hi there, So, I’ve been invited here to He Sips / She Sips as a Sipper (say that a couple of times quickly…) to contribute articles on a regular(ish) sort of schedule.  I’m here because I wrote something mostly for myself and my wife in a blog form that I was happy for others to... Read more »
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More Photos From Italy

Wild Boar Festival
I’ve returned from Italy. It was the most amazing trip–and I look forward to telling the story of DaVinci Wine in the coming months. For now, I’ll leave you with some images from my final days there. To view more, please visit my Flickr page.

What to Drink This Summer Part 3: Tinto de Verano Recipe

What to Drink This Summer Part 3: Tinto de Verano Recipe
As summer temperatures continue to soar, avid red wine drinkers such as myself are sweating bullets trying to find an icy alternative to our favorite vino. While traditional sangria can be a tasty treat at barbeques and pool parties, young adults who frequent wine bars in Spain have created a lighter, cheaper option equally pleasing... Read more »

The Romance of Wine

The Romance of Wine
Yesterday was a pretty incredible day here. Actually, the day before was pretty incredible too… from a wine blogger’s perspective. We received access to people and places that the average tourist or person interested in wine would never see: people like the wine makers, the growers, the agronomists; and places like the  barrel rooms and private homes... Read more »
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Day 1 in Italy

Day 1 in Italy
I’m here! Today was the first official day of the DaVinci Wine Storyteller experience here in Vinci, Italy. DaVinci Wine is sponsoring this trip for me and three other artists. Today, we checked into the Casale di Valle, a villa that  noble families used to use as a hunting lodge. We ate lunch at Adriano... Read more »

Off to Italy Tomorrow

Off to Italy Tomorrow
My flight leaves O’Hare tomorrow morning at 11. I cannot express how excited I am to travel to Vinci, Italy courtesy of DaVinci Wine, as part of its Storyteller experience. Tonight, He Sips and I opened a bottle of DaVinci Pinot Grigio, and I was pleased by its nose (full of citrus and tropical fruits);... Read more »

What to Drink this Summer Part 2: Sangria Recipe

What to Drink this Summer Part 2: Sangria Recipe
Warmer seasons bring brisk and refreshing cravings to the palate. During summer months red wine drinkers may switch colors out of preference for a chilled beverage – not because they are keen to white wine, though. For the troubled and sweaty wino partial to reds, sangria will solve all of your summer woes. Sangria is... Read more »
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Find Italy in the Heart of Chicago, Thanks to Bertolli

Chef Chris Macchia discusses the meal with us at Coco Pazzo.
Recently, I was invited by Bertolli to an event that promised to show Chicago food and wine bloggers authentic Italy in Chicago. It was an amazing afternoon of Italian food, wine, and culture. And it proved that you don’t have to go to Italy to haven an authentic Italian experience! Bertolli took us to four local... Read more »