Oh La La, La Vieille Ferme

July 5th was my last day for my first semester back in school in three years. Somehow I made it through with only a few breakdowns, which is great considering the classes were accelerated month-long summer courses. I reckon I did alright!

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And so to celebrate I decided to splurge and spend not $4 on a bottle of wine but $7! Continue reading

Intro to Deutscher Wein

Ah, Germany. A Land of beer, pretzels, and wurst. While I love beer and pretzels, (wurst not so much unless it’s a vegan version) I’m not here today to talk about any of those things. Instead, I want to talk about German wine. The regions, what they make, and some important things to know about these incredible wines.

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Photo by Nacho Domínguez Argenta

Germany has some incredible wines and is a country that I feel doesn’t get enough credit. Continue reading

On Drinking Wine Everyday…

I think we need to talk… I may have a problem… I drink wine every day.

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Photo by Guillermo Nolasco

It all started in Australia where Goon is super cheap and hostel life demands alcohol to Continue reading

Wine Review: Duchman Winery 2016 Trebbiano

Ah, Duchman Family Winery. Located in Dripping Springs Texas, Duchman is one of THE places to go for good wine in Texas and surprisingly I have never tasted their wines until now. I’ve always wanted to but in a world where there are aisles and aisles of wine to choose from, it’s easy to skip over certain wines for a long time.

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But not this time. Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Texas Wine

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When you think about wine you probably don’t think about Texas grapes. Out of the US wine producers, states like California, Oregon or Washington are going to pop into your head, with good reason. And while those states have amazing wine, I want to talk about Continue reading

Winery Spotlight: David Franz Winery

Over our almost 2 month long road-trip in Australia, we covered quite a few wineries along the way. We traveled to Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and more. The experience was amazing and I really began to understand wine better. I began to understand what a typical Shiraz will taste like, how the same grape varietal can taste completely different depending on who made it, and so on. My wine mind was blown.

IMG_20180311_124144808_HDRNow, through all of the wines and wineries, a lot of them began to get lost in my mind. Continue reading

Happy Birthday To Me, Whiskey

I’ll be honest you guys, despite being a born and bred Texan, there are a lot of stereotypes that I don’t fall under. For starters, I’m vegan. I don’t hunt. I’ve never ridden a horse. And I don’t own a gun. (Although my family has quite a few).

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But there is one stereotype that I fall in with, and that’s a love for whiskey. Give me a good ole’ bourbon and sweet tea and I’m one happy gal!  Continue reading