I don’t consider my choice to wear white wine tasting to be a smart decision, but I am glad I left with no spills. I can’t say the same for my friend who also wore white. Anyway, wear white at your own risk and bring Wine Away! It is a MAJOR lifesaver.
Mumm Napa patio area
Enjoy the beautiful patio overlooking the vineyard at Mumm while sipping on a bubbling flight (or two)!
Cakebread has a great wine tasting layout. When you visit, you’ll take a tour of the winery and learn about the wine making process as you sip their wines at different stations along the tour. Cakebread is a great place to start out your day wine tasting. Their Cabernet is pretty amazing, probably my favorite I’ve tried so far in the Napa Valley.
Castello Di Amorosa
If you want a grandiose wine tasting experience, you must go to Castello Di Amorosa. And if you have two hours to spare, the tour of the castle is so interesting and uber beautiful. Each piece of brick came from Europe, and the castle boasts a chapel (where mass is held every Sunday), a drawbridge, defensive towers, a knight’s chamber, and a torture chamber (with an authentic 300 year old iron maiden among other devices). If you don’t have time for a tour, you can still roam some of the grounds on your own and enjoy a tasting.
My absolute favorite sweet wine. Late Harvest Gewurtztraminer.
Sushi is one of my favorite things to make at home since it’s surprisingly very simple to prepare, and I can adjust the ingredients as I see fit. Lately I’ve been making sushi sans rice, and it’s still delicious. You can prepare sushi with raw fish or cooked. If you do go the raw route, make sure you buy “sushi grade” fish.
Here’s what you’ll need to make salmon/avocado rolls:
-1 package of Nori (seaweed)
-Gluten Free Soy Sauce
-1 broiled salmon filet
Lay 1 piece of nori out on a cutting board and/or bamboo mat (I didn’t use a bamboo mat, which makes things easier!). Put Sriacha on what will be the inside of the sushi rolls.
After you’ve cut the salmon and avocado, spread it out on the nori and sriracha. Pour a little soy sauce on top.
Roll tightly, and tuck the ingredients under as you roll.
The soy sauce acts as glue to hold the nori ends together.
…My favorite drugstore makeup products at the moment. The Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer is actually better than YSL’s Touche Eclat in my opinion. It is very brightening, as is the YSL, but the Maybelline version has more coverage as a concealer. I layer it over my foundation and other “brightening” concealer (MAC’s pro longwear in the lightest shade, NW 15 just under my eyes). The combo is amazing.