Mindfully Wineful

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked Flowers, dogs, culture, yoga, travel and dry, witty-at-least-to-us observations … if you follow we Three Chicks, you may have picked up on the fact that those are some of our favorite things — along with a fine, full pour, nat. For example, Poppy shares beautiful photos of the flowers she cultivates... Continue Reading →

Some Noses Know

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked My sense of smell gradually began to fade seven or eight years ago to the present, where I refer to my nose as strictly ornamental. I’ve envied those who claim they can detect wine aromas of leather, oak, vanilla, tobacco etc. Somehow I taste and enjoy a variety of wines even... 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 →

Tybalt, Bad Boy In Tights

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked As I reminisce on the men of consequence in my life, while sipping a strong glass of mead, I recall a gentleman who looked very good in tights. When I was young, the Franco Zeffirelli film “Romeo and Juliet” made quite an impression on me. The girls I saw it with... Continue Reading →

The Wine That Made Me An Adult

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked My love affair with the fermented grape began as a child. When we had spaghetti for dinner, my parents would splurge on a small bottle of Chianti, complete with the then-ubiquitous straw basket. They would even let my sister and me indulge in a sip occasionally. I thought that bottle was... Continue Reading →

Occasion To Stray

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked If you’ve been following The Chicks at all, you may have picked up on the fact that my deepest, most fulfilling wine love is Apothic Red. A restaurant owner introduced me to it about 10 years ago, shortly after it came to market, and it’s safe/sad to say I have spent... 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 →

Love at First Threesome: A Wine Review

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked I found the love of my life at the grocery store. While perusing the wine aisle, I noticed there was a red blend with a provocative name: Ménage à Trois. But the label didn’t entrance me nearly as much as the cost. By some miracle of the price tag gods, the... 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 →

Defending Mega Purple

Blog: The Chicks Uncorked I was recently enjoying a book about wine when two words jumped off the page and hit me like a whiskey-aged wine barrel: Mega Purple. The author used this phrase when describing the ‘underbelly’ of the wine industry – what vineyards do clandestinely to improve the taste and color of their... Continue Reading →

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