Lori Budd

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Celebrating International Albarino Day with #WinePW

Fiesta del Albariño If you know me, you know I am one to celebrate as many wine holidays as I possibly can. I am an equal opportunity winelover. You …

Another Vintage in Bottle • Dracaena Wines

2016 vintage is a wrap! Well, not really. The wine still needs get use to its new home in bottle, and of course there is that little thing called …

Wine & Spirits

Pursue Your Passion

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

Wine

Podcast Ep. 58; Welcome to Winephabet Street

Welcome to our next installment of #WinephabetStreet. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I will be working our way through the wine world by way of …

Pursue Your Passion

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

St. Emilion's Couvent des Jacobins • Dracaena Wines

I am so honored to have won the Millesima Blog Awards and to have had the experience of attending 2017 En Primeur Week in Bordeaux. Each day, we …

En Primeur Broken Down • Dracaena Wines

This is my second post that is detailing my magnificent trip to Bordeaux thanks to Millesima and all the people who voted for me! While my first post …

Pursue Your Passion; Bart Hansen

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

Wine

Podcast Ep. 41 – Winephabet Street; I is for Itata Valley

Welcome to our next installment of #WinephabetStreet. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I will be working our way through the wine world by way of …

Google Play Music

Could You Pick Just One Varietal?

About a month ago, I posted the above photo online and it got quite the response. It had so many comments, I could barely keep up with them. Asking …

Grapes

Stop and Smell the Rosé

They say time flies when you are having fun. Well, that must mean making wine is fun because I can’t believe that it has been five years since Mike …

Wine

Saltimbocca with a Side of Arrogance

You may have heard that the French can come across as a bit….ummmmm… arrogant. In the early 2000s, this opinion had an impact on the exporting of …

Jean-Claude

Sipping Left Coast on the Wrong Coast

I was in New Jersey when I prepared this wine and food pairing. I not so affectionately call the East Coast the Wrong Coast. A carry over from my …

Pursue Your Passion; John Taylor

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

Motivation

A Christmas Wine Story

Only one thing in the world could’ve dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window…….. no, not my first message from …

Wine

Pursue Your Passion; Robert Larsen

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

Celebrate #NationalSangriaDay with Aimé

Today, December 20th, is #NationalSangriaDay and I must admit, I was originally confused as to why it is in December. I feel most people typically …

Wine Scenarios; What Would You Do? (Part II)

I decided that I wanted to get more interactive on our Facebook page. I thought about what would people like to know or discuss. After pondering the …

Pursue Your Passion; John and Irene Ingersoll

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

Wine

Pursue Your Passion; Damian Grindley

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

Wine Scenarios; What Would You Do?

I decided that I wanted to get more interactive on our Facebook page. I thought about what would people like to know or discuss. After pondering the …

Pursue Your Passion; Stacy Briscoe

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

See, Swirl, Sip, Spit, Repeat; Wine Judging Protocol

This past Saturday, I spent the day swirling, sipping, and spitting and enjoyed myself immensely! It doesn’t sound like a shabby day, does it? I was …

Pursue Your Passion; Katie DeSouza

What is the definition of being successful? Is it making more money than you know what to do with? Is it having letters after your name that people …

Rosé and….. Grilled Thai Pizza for #WinePW

What is Rosé? 26 centuries ago, when the Greeks founded a colony in Marseille, the winegrowing culture was introduced in Provence. These wines were …

Exploring the Wine Glass; August 9, 2017

Fàilte! Welcome to the next installment of Exploring the Wine Glass. Mike and I are big proponents of you should drink what you like and you are the …

Italy through a Wine Glass

Mike and I just spent 10 spectacular days in Italy. We flew into Rome, then traveled to Florence by train and ultimately ended our trip in Venice. We …

A Virtual Visit With Villa Maria and #Snooth

Don’t be jealous… ok, be jealous! I had the distinct privilege to be part of a virtual tasting involving Villa Maria Wines, facilitated by Snooth’s …

Podcast Ep. 21 Dracaena Wines on Wine; Christopher Sawyer

Lori sits down and shares a virtual glass of wine with Christopher Sawyer aka “The Sommelier to the Stars.” We discuss his love of wine, how he …

Podcasting

Can You Name That Tasting Room? Quiz

Think back to all of the Tasting Rooms you have visited? I’m going to guess there has been quite a few. Is there one that stands out in your …