Of Wine And Roses

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked They are not long, the days of wine and roses:Out of a misty dreamOur path emerges for a while, then closesWithin a dream.– From "Vitae Summa Brevis,” Ernest Dowson, 1896 The days of wine and roses. Such a beautiful way to express a time of happiness and prosperity in our lives. ... Continue Reading →

Do It Myself … Sometimes

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked Driven by necessity, boredom and our excessive time spent at home, 2020 was a huuuuuge year for DIY projects. Sales at home improvement stores, at $300 billion+, soared by 15% over the previous year, and all kinds of brilliant home projects, from outdoor oases to kitchen nooks and playhouses were assembled... Continue Reading →

Are Weddings Really All That?

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked I’ve always had an ambivalent relationship with weddings. They’re a lengthy time commitment for attendees — at home my dogs will need to go out, and I’m sure to be missing something good on TV that night. The majority of the couples are living under the same roof already so why... Continue Reading →

Redneck Wine Lover And Proud Of It!

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked If you have read any of my previous Chicks blog entries, you’ll know that although I love wine, I’m not one of those snobs who does everything according to the experts. In fact, I bring a certain Southern Indiana I-was-drinking-beer-way-before-wine savoir faire to my vino endeavors. And that makes me proud,... Continue Reading →

The Art Of Compromise: A Wine Review

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked As most of us learn the hard way, relationships are all about compromise: where to live, kids or no kids, chips or pretzels, and so on. Add to that the most important negotiation of all: what wine to drink.Mr. Poppy and I have been together for 182 years (OK, some days... Continue Reading →

Sipping In God’s Square Mile

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked While the old adage “Location, Location, Location” might be the number one rule in real estate, it also rings true when it comes to our own personal joy. For many of us, the importance of place has been underscored during the trying COVID era. For the longest time, we had to... Continue Reading →

Goofing Off With The Chicks

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked Trie Walks The Walk, Well, Shops The Shop on National Goof Off Day Yesterday was National Goof Off Day, so naturally Trie had to honor it by goofing off with her favorite pastime rather than finish this post on time! When The Chicks decided to write about our favorite ways to... Continue Reading →

Bedroom Eyes Revisited

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked A second full pour of a satisfying full-body red urges me to share some thoughts with you. As a young girl, I heard the expression “bedroom eyes.” I filed that with “virgin ears.” Some worldly girls said I was afflicted with that so the next few years I was self-conscious about... Continue Reading →

When It’s All Over

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked Trie: City Lights & Sea Fever Trie loves New York. In December 2018, I accepted a job in Washington DC that would wrestle me from the clutches of the Midwestern college town cocoon I’d long overstayed. The job aligned with my passions, and I’d been thinking for the last 10 years... Continue Reading →

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