Lusty Layers

Primitivo is Italian for Zinfandel. Big, mouth-filling, fruit and spice flavor complexity which makes dinner quite simply, optional. Fine, I’ll say it: I am a sucker for it. I do not mean that pink stuff that I’ve come to know as “wine with training wheels…” No, Snobs, I am talking about that deep purple lust…

Thinking Inside The Box

Coco thought it would be a great idea to up our “street cred” by taking a WSET Level 2 course. While driving to the first class it occurred to me that I probably shouldn’t bring up the box that often graces the top shelf of our refrigerator. The Black Box Shiraz, a staple in our…

Of Shame and Shiraz

I grew up in San Diego, California. A land of beautiful people, year-round sunshine, and the best Mexican food north of the border, despite what anyone from Texas will tell you. (I can hear you all now, “Where is she going with this?” Patience, my friends. Patience.) Now, despite easy access to what I consider…