1. April 3, 2015

    NV, V. AVA? What do these abbreviations mean on a wine label? Here's the quick explanation: The "NV" stands for "Non-Vintage" and it means that the wine is made with a blend of grapes from two or three different years. ... Continue Reading...

  2. April 1, 2015

    Our final stop before heading to Swirl Wine Bar in Afton, MN was Eye Candy REfind. This new vintage boutique opened up in late December and we can't believe it took us this long to check it out! They offer... Continue Reading...

  3. March 26, 2015

    I am addicted to two things right now: vintage storage (boxes, trays, you name it...) and wine - obviously. My go-to shop for vintage home items is 3:17 Vintage in Afton, MN and my bank account would suggest I spend too... Continue Reading...

  4. March 24, 2015

    ​If you are looking for a charming and quaint place to stop for a nice glass of wine, a bite to eat, or a pot of tea, Urban Olive and Vine in Hudson, WI can offer it all. The back... Continue Reading...

  5. March 7, 2015

    ​Montchevre's Blueberry Vanilla Goat Cheese was a major crowd-pleaser. Combined with a salty cracker, this combination offered a sweet and salty choice that piqued our interests. After our wine club was over, we can proudly say that there was no... Continue Reading...

  6. March 6, 2015

    Another fun appetizer served at our wine club was the Artichoke and Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms. This appetizer capitalized on the earthly pairings for our Pinot Noir and offered a solid complement to our tastings. We also got to enjoy... Continue Reading...

  7. March 4, 2015

    ​This cherry glazed ham recipe was by far the best pairing we had during our Pinot Noir tasting of February. The sweetness of the cherry and brown sugar was balanced by the saltiness of the ham making it a great... Continue Reading...

  8. March 3, 2015

    Well this post isn't wine related but we thought we had to let you all in on New Richmond's gem of a distillery: 45th Parallel. We love some good scotch or Whiskey and have very high standards when it comes... Continue Reading...

  9. March 2, 2015

    We served this recipe for our Pinot Noir wine tasting for the month of February. Very quick recipe to make that will satisfy the salty cravings of your guests after a glass of Pinot Noir that is on the sweeter... Continue Reading...

  10. March 1, 2015

    Info - Pinot Noir is a complicated wine. Complicated in the uniqueness of each bottle and the variances in smell, color, and taste. We held our first Pinot Noir tasting over the last weekend and had several bottles from the... Continue Reading...