Like it or not, the yearlong pandemic provided me with an opportunity for reflection. While staying at home for extended periods, I have developed a greater appreciation for simple pleasures. As I do most of the cooking in our house, I use organic ingredients as much as I can. My […]
Shari’s reviews interesting and unique wines with wide appeal, good value and an interesting story behind them.
I was lucky enough to try the very delicious AERENA Red Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 recently. This is an outstanding example of California Cabernet Sauvignon. And at $23.70, it is great value! Cabernet Sauvignon is a signature varietal from California. There are many great examples, however few are below $30 a bottle. Quite […]
If Champagne sales are any indication, we are not celebrating as much these days. According to the Champagne producers group called CIVC, global sales dropped by 20% last year. Valentine’s Day is around the corner and a perfect time to reverse this trend. Nothing quite means celebration like that magical […]
As we welcome January and 2021, we continue to experience the pandemic realities of staying at home. One side effect is spending more time in our kitchens. Most of my friends, and both my daughters, are cooking and baking like never before. And if we aren’t cooking for ourselves, we […]