I'm a Chardonnay

Fresh, spirited, and classic - you have many facets to your personality.
You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.
You have a little bit of something to offer everyone...
no wonder you're so popular.
Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest
Your partying style: Understated and polite
Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

What Kind of Wine Are You?


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Kartell - Infinity Wine Rack by Ron Arad

With 16 interchangable pieces, each measuring 1.25"x3.5"x5.75", this modern rack can be configured in a variety of ways. Change the look whenever you want! Buy multiple sets and you even can add a color twist on your design.

Available in opaline, blue, yellow-green & orange.


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Molo - Float Glassware by Forsythe & Macallen

Simply stunning... Love the suspended design of these! Many other matching handmade pieces are also available to build a beautiful set. Made in the Czech Republic.

$109.00 (set of 2)


Fun with Wordle

Thanks to DailyRX for this link!! Here is my word cloud from recent posts. Wordle is a fun tool especially if you like fonts and layout like me. Only wish you can customize which words are larger, as it's not the popularity of the tag that's generating those.

Make your own here!


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Spectrum Euro Collection

This seven bottle wine rack with satin nickel finish will add an artsy flair to any collection. No cork dryout since bottles lay on a slight downward angle. Score!

Order at Cooking.com


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Nuernberg Bridal Cup

And now, for something completely different...

I recently witnessed this tradition at my friend’s wedding in April. Since her father is German it seemed fitting. The beautifully crafted cup allows the bride and groom to toast to their wedding from the same vessel. A memory that all their guests will certainly not forget either. Can you figure it out?

This German wedding tradition started way back in 1450 and represents the start of a life long union between man and woman and is a symbol of faithfulness and good luck.

Here’s the link if you’d like to read the actual history behind the cup… Quite interesting!

Ich bring dir's!!

Original Pewter Design $179.95
(Prices range from $99.95 - $179.95)


Seriously, wth is this?! LOL!

Is this the next generation of Weird Al? Tay is seriously out of control in this video!! At about 1:15 I seriously lost control laughing. What in the world is he doing?? Follow him to insanity...

If you're totally hooked, download the mp3 and drive your coworkers mad!


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Designchain Multi-Purpose Storage

Versatile modular design can be left free-standing, mounted on a wall or folded on its side to create a wine rack. Each chain is sold with 10 storage tubes, but pods can be added and removed as you desire.

Order at Unica Home

This got a smile out of me today


Wine Glass Find of the Week

Milano Wine Glasses

Beautifully handpainted, mouth-blown glassware made in Romania. Site features 29 coordinated pitcher, decanter and beverage shape options to build your collection.

Prices range from $29.75-$2911.00 (sold in various case sizes)


Christina's Door Opens

Culinary student, Christina, won Hell's Kitchen Season 4 and is the new chef at The London in Hollywood, CA.

Congrats! Awesome episode as well.

This Week's Wine Rack Find

Tropical Wine Rack

After basking in the heat today, I felt this was appropriate!

Cradle your wine (or tequila) in this cute little hammock. Then picture yourself surrounded by palm trees while taking in a cool breeze. Includes a matching bottle stopper.

Order at The Cookie Nook


Wine Glass Find of the Week

I'm starting a new weekly feature in addition to the Weekly Wine Rack... Wine Glass Find of the Week! I simply love wine glasses, don't you? If I bought every set that I really liked, I would need a bigger house to store them all. Whether they're colorful, plain, or completely unique, they add to the whole wine drinking experience. Even the simplest of glasses have character. Here's my first find...

Biarritz Wine

I love the jewel tones and the unique shape of these beautiful handblown glasses! They even match my blog header... yep, I'm a designer.

$26.99 (Set of 2)
Available in green, aqua & clear


This Week's Wine Rack Find

Cinderblock Wine Rack

Store your wine in true redneck fashion! Stackable design, with each unit holding 2-4 bottles. Horizontal or vertical display!

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe... Jen or Matt?

Finale (Part 1) Petrozza vs. Christina

I don't know why I expected this week's episode to be a 2-hour finale. Very disappointed it wasn't! Also a correction from my last Hell's Kitchen post... I said they would be crowned Sous-Chef for the new LA restaurant. Not true! I guess I shouldn't read other people's rumors. They will indeed be the Executive Chef and will be overseen by Josh Emett, Chef from The Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel in NYC.

So the final two contestants start choosing how their restaurant will look as well as the uniforms for their wait staff. What was with Petrozza and the flower fetish? The only reason I think Christina has an edge over P-man is she seems more classy, organized and calm about everything — from her menu to dealing with the disaster she came back to after their meeting in NY. I really liked her brown color scheme though! What was funny is her hatred for stripes, yet was she not wearing a striped shirt?

Petrozza seems likes he's just winging everything. Making the leek paint brushes as a garnish was the icing on the cake. What was he thinking?! Whoopi Goldberg also made a guest appearance... why? That seemed kind of weird to me.

Okay, I think I'm leaning more towards Christina as my pick now, yes?

With Petrozza winning the signature dish challenge in NY, he gets first pick at his chefs and snags Bobby while Christina chooses Corey. Petrozza grabs Ben. Christina grabs Louross. Two people are left: Jen and Matt. It's like elementary school all over!

Who would you pick? Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...