Hello, friends…I hope you have all had a great week! Can you believe it’s December?! Seems crazy to me…
Here’s this Sunday’s seven in wine, food, lifestyle, design and travel.
‘Tis the cookie season!! Spread your holiday cheer with something sweet. These are some of the best Christmas cookie recipes from Food Network chefs. I’m getting into Ina’s white chocolate bark recipe (technically candy, not a cookie) and will let you know how it goes.
Speaking of the season…this is a short little video showing 3 ways to cleverly gift wrap a bottle of wine. I love giving wine as gifts so thought I’d share this if you’re into DIY. My go-to gift wrap is these, from Amazon. I add a brightly colored ribbon around the neck / top of the bag. Cheers!
Reading this article 1000% made me want to go on a cruise. These are the most worthy cruise destinations — places around the world that are too remote or too inaccessible or too spread out or too bureaucratically exhausting to visit under your own power.
Plus, you get to see the landscape change in slow motion as you approach.
We talk a lot about California wines on here and so it’s time for a bit of a spotlight on rhe Willamette region, which contains about 550 wineries. Famed for its pinot noir, but recent years have drawn attention to the quality white wines being grown within its boundaries, too. This link shares six wineries that help illuminate the Willamette Valley’s delicious spectrum of wines. And, if you’re wondering how to say it remember “It’s Willamette, dammit.”. They rhyme.
The second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comes out next week and if you have not seen it, start watching. It is SO GOOD! She is both marvelously funny and a marvelous cook, and food plays a bigger role in Season 2, according to this article. Looking forward to some delicious subject matter.
We are headed to Italy next year and looking into staying in Umbria so I was really excited to see this article touting Umbria over Tuscany. Fewer tourists, more truffles, wide-open spaces, sunshine and of course…wine! More about Umbria and its food and history at the link.
I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing rest of your weekend!