Happy 2017!!! It has been off to a busy start, filled with road trips, a surprise visit from my best friend in New York and of course drinking wine to celebrate.
And since today happens to be my birthday, I figured why not make a fun birthday cocktail!
what you’ll need:
1 bottle of bubbles (mini Moët encouraged)
chocolate chips (semi-sweet or bust!)
1 coup or champagne flute
To make your birthday bubbles, simply add chocolate chips to one bowl and melt your chocolate- I used the microwave heating it in 30 second increments at 50% power until it was melted #burntchocolateistheworst Then, in a separate bowl, pour desired sprinkles. Next, dip coup or flute in chocolate followed by sprinkles. Pop your bubbly and add to festive glass.
Enjoy! And repeat on every birthday (and days you want it to feel like your birthday!)
What would the holidays be without a little carol and wine?? NOT A PROPER ONE. May you all have the happiest of holidays with friends and family. I’ll be on the East Coast and crossing my fingers for a white AND wine Christmas.
Wishing a very Merry Christmas to you all, and to all a goodnight!!
So excited to bring you my first edition of my “Wine Crush Wednesday”!! Seeing as I love puns, I thought this was a perfect play on words: wine grapes are crushed, I have a crush on the wine….you get the picture.
Andrew Jones of FIELD RECORDINGS was name a 40 under 40 wine influencer by Wine Enthusiast- so dude’s doing something right. I recently had a bottle of the Old Potrero Vineyard’s Zin and it was AMAZING. Such a winter crowd-pleaser. Fuller bodied with notes of tart cranberry, easy tannins, and dark red fruit. All of his wines under the Field Recordings label are sourced from the same vineyards aka “single-estate”. They are top notch and vvvvvv (very in millennial talk) reasonably priced for the quality! Kiss of approval.
It’s that time of year people! There’s a chill in the air, more lights are strung around town, maybe you’ve enjoyed the first snowfall.
Ok ok, so maybe parking lots are giving you more anxiety than normal and trips to the grocery store take infinitely longer–seriously where do all these people come from?! But semi-stress factors aside, this is my favorite time of year. And you know what makes it that much better??
Preferably shared with friends, but perfectly acceptable sipped alone.
It couldn’t be easier to make and if you keep the essentials all winter long, you can brew up a cup in 15 minutes.
serves 4 or a generous 2
1 bottle fruity red (Zins, Cab Sauvs and Syrahs are best)
In a large pot add wine, apple cider and cinnamon sticks. Poke one orange with cloves and place entire orange in pot. Cut a few slices of orange and lemon and add to pot. Next, carefully cut pomegranate and add a quarter to the pot as well. Eat a few seeds! Finally, grate some fresh ginger over entire mixture.
Once all ingredients are set, set stove to med-low and simmer until ideal temperature. Add desired amount of honey to slightly sweeten.
Serve in mugs and garnish with cinnamon sticks and orange slice from mixture.
Repeat as necessary!
TIP: Make this ahead and it can be stored for up to 4 days. Just reheat!