» No comments   |   Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

A great tasting wine from Iowa? Why, not? I just attended a wedding that featured a white wine from the groom’s home state of Iowa. The wine was “Sun Dog White Wine” produced by Brick Arch Winery in West Branch, Iowa. I knew I’d like the wine when the bartender told me it was a [...]

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» No comments   |   Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

For a recent bridal shower, I was determined to find just the right recipe for an appropriate cocktail to serve. The wedding flowers will be a blush color–a very pale pink–so I thought a “Blushing Bride” cocktail would be perfect. I Googled a variety of “Blushing Bride” cocktails. All of them used sparkling wines as [...]

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» No comments   |   Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm

My husband and I just returned from New Orleans, where we serendipitously walked into a bar–but not just any bar. In a city that is strewn with historic bars and famous for its alcoholic concoctions, wine is sometimes easily overlooked. BUT, not at W.I.N.O., Wine Institute of New Orleans. This bar is a smorgasbord of [...]

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