About

“Wine is a poetic collaboration between God and humanity.”photo (3)

I am a wife and mother. The joys in my life are family, friends, travel, wine, food, music and learning. I am not a wine professional but I am passionate about wine and have studied wine on my own since the 90’s. I attend wine tastings, read wine articles and blogs regularly and frequently attend wine related events. I am a former personal trainer, nutrition coach, weight loss coach and cycling instructor so I have a love for healthy living. I believe good wine and good food are part of healthy living. I have a master’s degree in history. I am a writer and researcher; I enjoy finding the hidden story.  I have a true passion for music (though I have no music talent at all!) In my next life I will operate my own radio station and play my own eclectic mix of music.

Due to my active participation in the Twitter wine community I began receiving wine samples to review before having a blog; therefore, it became apparent I needed a blog. I decided to start this blog for several reasons. First, for me wine is a social experience that always offers a story to tell. I want to share my wine stories with other wine lovers so we can all celebrate how wine brings people together. Second, as a non-wine expert my passion for wine is personal. I hope to offer insight and introduce fellow wine lovers to new wine by making wine less intimidating and more accessible to all. I hope you will find my blog to be more like a conversation among friends.

I hear a song in every glass of wine. Music is so unique; there are endless styles as well as endless opinions; much like wine. In addition to food pairings and tasting notes, I use songs to help describe my perception of each wine; however, my song choices are completely subjective. Songs will be selected based on titles, lyrics, melody, rhythm, the feeling of the song, the era of the song, the criteria is limitless. I will offer an explanation for my song selections but as you read each post I encourage you to try each wine and pair it with your own song selection, then share it with me. So join me in my journey through wine, food, music and fun!  Cheers!

18 comments

  1. What a wonderful intro to you and your blog. Besides, I need to let you know that the holiday delivery successfully arrived in the Cincinnati area. Thank you … and will report later … meanwhile, I will also return visit here (but today and tomorrow are a bit crazy).

    • Thank you. I am so glad you like my blog and I certainly hope you enjoy the wine. My daughter is a Freshman at OSU so I am becoming familiar with your state. We drove through Cincinnati twice taking her to college in August; nice city! Enjoy your holiday season; hope the wine is a nice addition. Cheers.

      • I’ll explore the blog more at a later time, but I can tell that there will be posts here that interest me. Here’s an idea for your daughter. Burnett Ridge is a Cincinnati winery that primarily uses California grapes. Very good … I highly recommend Purple Trillium and Three Kings. She may be able to find it in Columbus … besides, she may know someone from Cincinnati who can get it for her to get to Mom!

      • Hey Michelle, nice blog! So daughter goes to OSU in Mansfield OH, nice state been there many times when kids were young Cedar Point.

      • Thanks Sam. My daughter actually left the great state of Ohio after her freshman year. She loved OSU but was not finding herself academically challenged. She is back home in the great state of TX attending University of Texas getting what she wished for. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words. Cheers!

  2. Michelle, seeing as you are so knowledgeable about wine (I came by you via The Drunken Cyclist) and a former nutritionist, I have a question. I started having migraines in college back in the 80s and saw a specialist. He said my migraines were caused by “trigger foods” one of them being red wine. (I had to keep a food log diary.) He said the tannins in it could produce the allergy to give me the migraine. (There were other foods on the list, such as shrimp, chocolate, and strawberries. My gosh, I was a horrible date for that back then!) So my question is, I heard the good quality red wines don’t have that tannin allergy issue and it would be safe for me to drink. Is that true?

    • I am sorry for your food allergy. I do not know much about red wine tannins resulting in allergies for some people other than it does happen. Interestingly enough as I understand it those who are allergic to red wine tannins tend to be allergic to chocolate as well. I have never heard that higher quality red wines do not result in tannin allergies. It may be true I am just unaware of it. Have you done any reading on the subject? If you are limited to white only I recommend Rieslings because they are beautiful wines that pair with just about everything. Another white I enjoy is Torrontes. However, I am sorry I am not more help regarding your allergy. I enjoy reading your blog; I subscribed many months ago and read it regularly. If I come across any info to help you with your allergy I will definitely pass it on.

      • Thank you Michelle! Well I’ll just stick with the Rieslings and such for now. I just don’t have time to research because we don’t drink a lot of wine, but I do like to have a NICE glass of it here and again. And you know what, I sneeze every time I have anything with chocolate in it. Allergies are strange. Thank you for your reply. 🙂

  3. You are so welcome. As I come across information I will certainly pass it on to you. I understand you wanting a nice red from time to time; however, Rieslings are some of the best wines in the world. Cheers!

  4. Love your words “I hear a song in every glass of wine”! I am glad I found your blog I love wine but would like to learn the story behind wines and wine drinking. Cheers to that 🙂

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