Butternut Up!

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein It’s two days before Thanksgiving and the beginning of what can be one of the warmest or loneliest times of the year in America, depending on whether you’re surrounded by people who care about more than themselves or not. First of…read more

How to Shuck Oysters on the Half Shell at Home

I love oysters, and one of my favorite summer snacks is oysters on the half shell with a crisp, “minerally” white wine like Muscadet, Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc or unoaked French Chardonnay. If you enjoy oysters on the half shell or just like to use the freshest most flavorful oysters possible for your fried oysters or…read more

It’s Not A Fourth of July Celebration Without ___________?

It’s almost July 4th, that time of year when folks like to chill and grill!  What do you consider to be the top 4 essential foods to have at a 4th of July barbecue? According to USA Today, here’s the list: Hot Dogs Hamburgers Chicken Wings Potato Salad   Followed by cupcakes, ribs, baked beans, corn…read more

Celebrate this Mother’s Day in Joy and Style

“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” What does Mother’s Day mean to you? One doesn’t have to be a Mother or even have a living mother to appreciate Mother’s Day. Sure, having a biological mother to celebrate this day with is indeed a privilege. I am eternally grateful to my mother…read more

Good Grief! Have Some Chocolate…

…and red wine as well! “And now these three remain, faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” — 1 Corinthians 13:13, The Holy Bible “All you need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt” — Charles Schulz “We all want love” — Rihanna “Just private affairs in…read more

“Fight Night” (Super Bowl) Food

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner! America’s most popular organized fight, the Super Bowl brings friends together for camaraderie, good food and drinks! Think football and wine don’t mix? Think again! Wine is the ultimate social drink, and it pairs well with buffalo wings, nachos, tacos, chili, pizza, and other game day snacks.…read more

Sunday Shrimp and Grits

Whew chile, shrimp and grits may just be THE ultimate Sunday brunch comfort food. Rich creamy grits with the addition of cheddar cheese, shrimp and bacon make this version of a classic southern dish extra flava-full! Pair it with a refreshing cool drink like a Mimosa, mint julep, sparkling lemonade or a fruity and acidic…read more

Consortium’s Summer Engagement Series NYC Event

It Wouldn’t Have Been the Same Without YOU! This time last Wednesday we were gathering for The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management’s Summer Engagement Series New York Event! Wonderful networking among Consortium alumni, education partners, corporate partners, Consortium Fellowship recipients and friends. Guests enjoyed  hot and cold hors d’oeuvres while chatting and sipping on great…read more

Milano Wine Week 2021 at Il Gattapardo in NYC

I was excited to be invited to Milano Wine Week 2021 NYC last October. After months of virtual events and Zoom calls while under quarantine due to the COVID pandemic, it felt good to attend an in-person event, see a few familiar faces and make a few new contacts. COVID restrictions and all, Allison Levine…read more


Join Business Insurance Women-To-Watch Awards 2021 At a Virtual Wine Tasting 🍷 Fundraiser For Gamma Iota Sigma Please join us on December 8, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (EST) for a virtual wine tasting and fundraiser in support of Gamma Iota Sigma, a 501c3 educational organization centered around a mission to promote, encourage and…read more