White Wine Sangria

stone fruit Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner which means the start of sangria season! This bubbly, boozy libation is a favorite for summer outdoor parties, picnics and gatherings. While delicious food is always a requirement, it’s not quite a rocking Memorial Day weekend shindig without tasty beverages to enjoy on the side. […]

Cranberry Wine Spritzer

3, 2, 1, Happy New Year! The countdown begins this week and what better way to pay homage to the start of 2017 than with a little bubbly? New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to gather with friends and loved ones and break out the sparkling wine and champagne. When it comes to celebrating, […]

Melissa’s Holiday Gifts for 2015

With the holiday season finally here, it’s time to get shopping for that perfect gift. While you may feel tempted to head to the mall or local shopping center to get your shopping done, there are also many great buys you can find online in the comfort of your own home. No large crowds or […]

Wally’s Napa/Sonoma All Stars Tasting Highlights

The 5th annual Wally’s Napa/Sonoma All-Stars Wine Tasting took place earlier this week at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel and featured around 150 of the greatest wine producers in California. Wine connoisseurs had the opportunity to sample wines poured by many of the winemakers themselves, as well as taste cheeses from Bellwether Farms in Sonoma County […]

Easter Dinner: Lamb Chops with Chimichurri Sauce

Easter Sunday is always a memorable springtime celebration. Nothing says tradition more than a glorious Easter feast, complete with all the wonderful meats and vegetables the season has to offer. Lamb is commonly served as the main course and is deeply rooted in Easter, Passover and other springtime traditions. Its strong, earthy flavor and tender […]

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

For some people, Valentine’s Day is that one holiday a year where choosing a gift to impress that special someone becomes a stressful and nerve-wracking task. After all, the holiday is all about romance and with so many different ways to express the language of love, finding that perfect gift can be quite the challenge. Women […]

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is pretty much Christmas in a mug. Warm, festive spices such as cinnamon, cloves and star anise make this drink a holiday classic. When the cold weather comes a’knocking, nothing is quite as cozy as settling in with a toasty cup of hot, sweetened and spiced wine. The perfect comfort drink for a […]