With your New Year’s Eve hangover in the rear view mirror, here are 5 Fabulous Wine Resolutions to guide your vinous exploration in the New Year. From becoming a better taster to planning a trip to your favorite wine region, I’ve got ya covered: 1.) Mix It Up: Because the world of wine can be confusing it’s often easier to just… Read More
After an evening of Champagne and deliciousness (for all the deets on Day 1 or Day 2 please click the links) somehow we all managed to make it to our morning cooking class on time. Of course it helped that the kitchen was right outside our bedroom doors. And we could wear our comfy PJs and/or yoga clothes! Day 3… Read More
As I swirled the hot pan, the generous knob of butter sizzled and skated across its surface. Just before it browned, I ladled in two beaten eggs which sizzled and spat as they hit the butter. According to Julia, my timing was spot on. “You should hear the eggs sizzle as they hit the pan,” her distinctive, melodious voice instructed… Read More
With rosé season upon us, I thought it appropriate to feature the word saignée as our latest Wine Word of the Week. This French term, which literally means “to bleed,” refers to bleeding off juice during the early stages of red wine fermentation. This is done primarily for two reasons: (1) to concentrate the aromas and flavors of the finished… Read More
“Champagne is the only wine that leaves a woman beautiful after drinking it.” – Madame de Pompadour What better way to spoil yourself, or a special Mom in your life, on Mother’s Day than Champagne? In honor of this very special holiday, The Glamorous Gourmet is giving away a fabulous bottle of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne to one very lucky… Read More
With social media playing such a big role in our lives these days it’s hard to keep anything secret and if we’re friends on Facebook you might have heard I had a birthday last week. If not, well, the jig is up and yes, it’s true, I’m 29 (again) but more importantly I wanted to share a special birthday experience… Read More
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. In addition to its religious significance, it’s also the holiday on which my husband proposed and it occasionally coincides with my birthday (March 31st) which is always fun. It also signals the arrival of Spring, a season rife with many of my favorite things not the least of which is some of the… Read More
Spring has finally sprung and with it so has every plant, flower and tree in our yard including the herb garden, orchids and crepe myrtles. Even our bougainvillea (aka “Boogey”), who we thought was on his last “legs” a few months ago, is now thriving and brimming with bright fuchsia blooms! In the spirit of the season, The Glamorous Gourmet… Read More
“Perfect Pairings”: Crispy Chicken Thighs with Bacony Spinach & Escarole Paired with 2 Perfect Wines!
With Snowmageddon inflicting some pretty miserable weather on us this Winter, it seems like the perfect time to hunker down at home and enjoy some fabulous food and wine! Our “Perfect Pairings” segment explores the delicious depths of flavor and highlights combinations that synergize beautifully together. There’s nothing like discovering a “1+1=3” combination that really make your palate sing! And why should that experience only be enjoyed at a… Read More
If you’re like me, a main focus of January is undoing the indulgence of the holiday season. As a year long fan of indulgence, however, I never like it to actually FEEL that way! Our latest “Fast & Fabulous” recipe for Oregano Marinated Chicken Paillard & Greek Salad is perfect for eating healthy without sacrificing one iota of flavor. This delicious dish features succulent grilled chicken… Read More
Stephanie Miskew thinks life is better with wine and she wants to help you enjoy it to the fullest! As a Certified Sommelier, her real world advice on tasting wine like a pro, discovering which wines you truly love, picking the perfect bottle for any occasion and creating magical food and wine pairings will have you looking like a wine expert in any situation.
As I mentioned in my last Facebook LIVE “Wines of the Week” show, I’m craaazy about sparkling wines for Spring! They’re bright, crisp and refreshing – pretty much the vinous equivalent of the season itself. So what better wine to feature in this month’s Glamorous Springtime Giveaway than something sparkling? So this month I’m happy to feature a sparkler from… Read More
With the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having here in South Florida, I really wanted to share a healthy, delicious Spring-inspired food and wine pairing with you. And when perusing this recipe for Grilled Swordfish with Rosé Aioli, Fennel, Olive + Spinach Salad from Chef Jennifer Carroll, Top Chef alum and protégé of the legendary Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin,… Read More
People say we don’t have seasons here in Florida, but as a native Floridian I must disagree. In fact, we have two: “season” and “off-season.” And there’s only one word that adequately describes South Florida during season…PARADISE! These precious months spoil us with gloriously sun-kissed days, balmy nights and just enough chilly weather to break out our boots and sweaters… Read More
Hello, Wine Lovers! My Facebook LIVE “Wines of the Week” series continues with today’s show on Debunking Wine Myths. But these aren’t just any wine myths. These are especially persistent ones that, despite the plethora of wine information out there, continue to circulate. In fact, I’ve heard ALL of today’s featured myths in just the past few months. So I’m… Read More
Hello, Wine Lovers! My Facebook LIVE “Wines of the Week” series continues with a timely episode featuring Aphrodisiac Wines just in time for Valentine’s Day. As lovers of wine (and each other) why not incorporate both during this most romantic holiday to heighten the mood for l’amour? Research has shown that red wines rule as far as increasing arousal so… Read More
Today’s exciting guest is PJ Alviso of Duckhorn Wine Company! As Director of Estate Viticulture, PJ oversees the estate program, which encompasses nearly 700 acres across Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. You’re going to love this episode — he helps demystify the term “terroir,” discusses Duckhorn’s word-class merlot, and so much more!