Flying, Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 248 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Airport Bartenders

... it got me thinking about how tough it must be for airport bartenders.

Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 191 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Il vino è vita

Finally - don’t be afraid to try the local wines. Italians have made an art of creating spectacular wines.

Gratitude and Joy, Italy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 177 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – A Lesson in Wine Tasting

THIS was how wine was to be tasted, and I have to say that even after three decades, I learned that I had been doing it all wrong!

Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 73 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Fun With Corks

It was a bare wall that needed something bar-themed to cover it. AHA! I could cover it with wine corks!

Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 66 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – American-made Vodka

My go-to cocktail is a simple vodka tonic with lemon juice squeezed from the lemons I grow in my backyard.

Alexandria, Family, Food, Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 62 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Fat City Kitchen

This time, when we went east, we saved our last night for “CK” and the gang there we’ve come to know and love.

Food, Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 20 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Wine

I am grateful for good wine. The flavors and ritual of savoring a glass bring me joy. 

Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day Four – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – The Color Red

Not everyone experiences the fun and frivolity of red ... I feel glee. It evokes thoughts of festivity and excitement.

Arizona, Food, Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day Two – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Lemons

I am now grateful for the dozens of pucker-producing peels, and the prospect of having homemade limoncello for Valentine’s Day brings me great joy!

Arizona, Food, Wine/Cocktails

Merkin – Double Your Pleasure

Perhaps the best part, though, is the food. Great wine deserves great food and Merkin NAILS both! Their mission is to “Come As Close As We Can To Delivering a 100% Arizona."