Review: Teneral Cellars Pride Collection

This post was sponsored by Teneral Cellars as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. You may remember that a few months ago, I did a review of Teneral Cellars RBG wine collection. Since that post, I ended up ordering a case of the Dissent zinfandel – both to drink myself on special occasions, and to give as gifts. I have been following Teneral Cellars closely since discovering them, {Read More}

Review: Teneral Cellars RBG Wine Collection

This post was sponsored by Teneral Cellars as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Over the last year, it’s been interesting to see more companies taking a stand on political issues – whether on mask wearing or the BLM movement. (To be clear, I don’t think either of those topics should be considered political, but I know to some they are.) I know people who only patronize more {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Wine Tasting and Cross-Country Skiing

After the five days up in Minturn for last weekend’s ski certification, I was excited to have a weekend where I could stay home and see my mom and Sadie more… with nothing really planned. Though you know me – in spite of having no actual plans, I ended up having a pretty busy time :) My weekend kicked off with a wine tasting happy hour for work. I was the event organizer, and with a limited (though generous) budget, {Read More}

Weekend Recap: French Wine Tasting and Impromptu Stapleton Half Marathon

My Friday night kicked off with lots of my favorite people: J and I had a Zoom double date with my friends Heather and Kirk, and then we watched Great British Bake-Off with my mom! It was a great mix of “social time” (at home) and time cozied up on the couch (though mom has her own couch across the room, to keep a bit more distance). It’s funny how much “socializing” has changed in the wake of COVID. To {Read More}

Perception vs Reality

Tonight, one of my clients organized a really fun “cheap/expensive” red wine tasting. He bought two bottles each of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, and zinfandel. One of each varietal was “cheap” (under $10) and the other was “expensive” (over $20). He poured cups for each of us participating in the tasting, and we had to try to identify which varietal was which and which wines were cheap vs expensive. At the beginning of the tasting, I was telling my coworkers that {Read More}

Wine Tasting in Sonoma: Day 2

In case you missed it, read about our first day in Sonoma here. Adam and I woke up super early on Saturday morning in Sonoma. Even though we woke up at 6:30am, we had actually gone to bed around 9pm, so it was a ton of sleep. I was so tired after a long week at work, and it was great to finally catch up on sleep! Yay vacation :) We spent a little while in bed “gaming” (me playing Cubistry and {Read More}

Wine Tasting in Sonoma: Day 1

This summer, for my 30th birthday, Adam gifted me the most amazing present ever: reservations at an AirBNB. Specifically, our accommodations were in a loft of a tasting room at a small batch vineyard in Sonoma County! We’ve both been looking forward to the trip for months, and while frequently those kind of expectations can lead to a letdown, this trip didn’t disappoint. It was so amazing! We flew into San Francisco on Thursday night, and when we didn’t like the atmosphere {Read More}

Sponsored: Columbia Crest Crowdsourced Cabernet

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Columbia Crest. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I have to say, I love how the internet brings niche communities together. I have seen so many neat ideas on IndieGogo and Kickstarter that are happening because tons of people thought they were worth it – rather than it being up to the say of some corporate executive who might not truly understand a {Read More}