Blog Archives for category wine and beer

Jul 15

Lemonade and Summer Cocktails with Stoli

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of STOLI® Vodka. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know about the temperatures where you’re living, but in Virginia, it’s HOT! At the end of some long, hot day, I look forward to a delicious cocktail Enter Stoli Vodka Stoli Lemonade is the perfect drink in the summer because… Continue reading

Jun 24

Beer Mac and Cheese

Guess where Austin and I went last night? Did you guess BBQ? If so, you’re right! We have an amazing group of friends, and we do lots and lots of group dinners. One person grills, and everyone else brings a dish to pass. For the latest BBQ, I made a beer mac and cheese and adapted the recipe from Warm Vanilla… Continue reading

Dec 21

Best Holiday Drink– Cider!

Looking for a festive holiday drink this year?  You should really look no further than Angry Orchard Hard Cider— when I studied abroad in London, I drank cider all the time. It is delicious, and my friend Trish at Olive Oil Overdose is also a huge fan.  She reviews ciders she drinks, and Angry Orchard Hard Ciders seems to be some… Continue reading

May 16


Austin and I hosted a Mexican fiesta over the weekend, and we had a great time hosting the party.  With our wedding coming up, I had my first bridal shower earlier this month.  I received so many amazing presents, and I couldn’t wait to use them.  My philosophy is that we can use the gifts once thank you notes were… Continue reading

Mar 21

Red, White, and Brew (Wine on Highway 151)– Part 3

Along Highway 151 in Nelson County, there are over a dozen wineries and breweries.  We went to about half of the wineries and could have spend another couple days there to visit them all. The first one was Veritas, and they were open at 10 am! The next one was Afton Mountain, and we drove on a 1 1/2 lane… Continue reading

Mar 19

Food in Nelson County– Part 2

Yum– that pretty sums up everything about the food we had during our mid-week weekend.  Every meal was better than the last. First dinner was at the Blue Toad Pub.  It was right down the road from the Inn.  They had bottled beer representing every state, but of course, we got beer that was brewed right down the street at… Continue reading

Mar 17

Mid-Week Weekend– Part 1

Last May, I got a great deal from Living Social– 2 nights at a B&B in Virginia Wine Country for Austin and me to take advantage of wine and beer tasting in the area.  Austin and I were so excited to use it before I started my job last September.  Time got away from us, so we decided to use… Continue reading