WTF is Malolactic Fermentation?

“Smmmmmmoooooooooth like butta.” Have you said something like that during a wine tasting? Well… maybe not exactly that inflection, but you probably catch my drift. That rich, sometimes creamy taste that you get from some…

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New Zealand’s Wine Island

Waiheke Island might be small, but it has made a big name for itself. Merely a 45-minute ferry ride from Auckland, this island hosts over a dozen vineyards, with many being a walkable distance from one another. My husband Jimmy and I chose New Zealand’s epic wine island as our final day trip of our honeymoon. However, while I felt prepared going into it, I noticed that though there are many guides on what to do on Waiheke, there are not very many on how to do it. So… here we are!

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Cheers to 2020!

I believe I promised this post yesterday, but I’m in the middle of flying back from New Zealand and got my dates mixed up. I’ll be grateful to be back on a normal schedule soon……

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Naked Mountain Winery

I 100% own a shirt that reads “Keep Calm and Drink Naked.” I bought it at Naked Mountain Winery a couple years ago and still have no regrets. Luckily, my recent revisit keep those feelings strong–Naked Mountain is still a blast.

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Cheers to the Weekend #11

Hello from LAX! I think it’s well after midnight on the East Coast, but here it’s only 10:05pm. Soon we’ll leave on an epic 15-hour flight to Brisbane, followed by another 4 hours to Auckland.…

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