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2016 Malene Wines Rosé

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Truth be told, Valentine’s Day is not a favorite holiday for this very single wine lover. However, when I stumbled across the 2016 Malene Rosé, Central Coast, California (SRP $22, sample), I was immediately smitten with both the story and the wine. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

#VAWineChat with Stone Tower Winery

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

In late September 2017, shortly before the Northern California wildfires threw my life into a bit of a tailspin, only to be topped by an unexpected career change at the end of the year, I had the opportunity to participate in #VAWineChat, led by Frank Morgan of Drink What YOU Like and Stone Tower Winery. … Continue reading #VAWineChat with Stone Tower Winery

2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

Traveling Wine Chick

When asked to describe my 2017 in one word, my immediate response has been challenging. The first things that come to mind are the sudden death of my mother in January (Obscurity Thwarted), an unexpected tax bill in March, my health scares in January and May-June, then the Napa and Sonoma wildfires in October (A … Continue reading 2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

When asked to describe my 2017 in one word, my immediate response has been challenging. The first things that come to mind are the sudden death of my mother in January (Obscurity Thwarted), an unexpected tax bill in March, my health scares in January and May-June, then the Napa and Sonoma wildfires in October (A … Continue reading 2017: My Year of Challenge, Transformation, and Love

Wines for All Seasons

Traveling Wine Chick

As the weather and seasons change, consumers seize the opportunity to enjoy what wine experts call seasonal wines. However, I am of the belief that wines do not have to be seasonal in nature. I enjoy food-friendly, versatile wines that fit all seasons. From classic varieties like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling to less familiar varieties like Malagouzia, Pinot Blanc, and Xinomavro, there’s something for … Continue reading Wines for All Seasons

Wines for All Seasons

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

As the weather and seasons change, consumers seize the opportunity to enjoy what wine experts call seasonal wines. However, I am of the belief that wines do not have to be seasonal in nature. I enjoy food-friendly, versatile wines that fit all seasons. From classic varieties like Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling to less familiar varieties like Malagouzia, Pinot Blanc, and Xinomavro, there’s something for … Continue reading Wines for All Seasons

GoatHouse Brewing

Traveling Wine Chick

I am from Asheville, North Carolina, which has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. My interest in craft beverages began years ago with beer, not wine. Thus, my first article about craft beer is long overdue. I am thrilled to share with you one of my favorite craft breweries, … Continue reading GoatHouse Brewing

GoatHouse Brewing

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

I am from Asheville, North Carolina, which has more breweries per capita than any other city in the United States. My interest in craft beverages began years ago with beer, not wine. Thus, my first article about craft beer is long overdue. I am thrilled to share with you one of my favorite craft breweries, … Continue reading GoatHouse Brewing

My First Writing Award!

Traveling Wine Chick

Today something incredible happened. I still cannot believe it, but I won my first writing award. I have always loved writing. I am a much better writer than a public speaker. It is my communication method of choice. As a child, I kept a diary, under lock and key, of course, and as a young … Continue reading My First Writing Award!

My First Writing Award!

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Today something incredible happened. I still cannot believe it, but I won my first writing award. I have always loved writing. I am a much better writer than a public speaker. It is my communication method of choice. As a child, I kept a diary, under lock and key, of course, and as a young … Continue reading My First Writing Award!

Hudson-Chatham Winery Chelois

Traveling Wine Chick

A couple of years ago, I had a wine moment with Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Chelois. It remains today one of the most versatile and unforgettable food wines I have ever tasted, perfect for holiday meals and beyond. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

Hudson-Chatham Winery Chelois

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

A couple of years ago, I had a wine moment with Hudson-Chatham Winery’s Chelois. It remains today one of the most versatile and unforgettable food wines I have ever tasted, perfect for holiday meals and beyond. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

Villa Maria Estate: The Beth’s Smart Sip Trifecta!

Traveling Wine Chick

On Wednesday November 15, 2017, I helped facilitate the latest Twitter tasting with Villa Maria Estate, and I could not be more pleased with the selections that the winery sent to me to taste and review. Time and time again, Villa Maria fulfills at a price point that all wine lovers can enjoy. Thus, I … Continue reading Villa Maria Estate: The Beth’s Smart Sip Trifecta!

Villa Maria Estate: The Beth’s Smart Sip Trifecta!

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

On Wednesday November 15, 2017, I helped facilitate the latest Twitter tasting with Villa Maria Estate, and I could not be more pleased with the selections that the winery sent to me to taste and review. Time and time again, Villa Maria fulfills at a price point that all wine lovers can enjoy. Thus, I … Continue reading Villa Maria Estate: The Beth’s Smart Sip Trifecta!

Maryland Wine: It’s Time!

Traveling Wine Chick

When people think of Maryland, they probably think of crab cakes. I know I did until my recent trip to Maryland for TasteCamp, an annual immersion weekend for those of us who write about or work with wine and other craft beverages. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

Maryland Wine: It’s Time!

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

When people think of Maryland, they probably think of crab cakes. I know I did until my recent trip to Maryland for TasteCamp, an annual immersion weekend for those of us who write about or work with wine and other craft beverages. *CLICK HERE TO READ*

It’s Villa Maria time!

Traveling Wine Chick

I realized today as I was preparing to write this post that I have not participated in a Villa Maria tasting since June 2016. Life has a funny way of throwing curve balls sometimes and that is why. However, I am thrilled to be back with my Villa Maria family and friends to co-host this … Continue reading It’s Villa Maria time!

It’s Villa Maria time!

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

I realized today as I was preparing to write this post that I have not participated in a Villa Maria tasting since June 2016. Life has a funny way of throwing curve balls sometimes and that is why. However, I am thrilled to be back with my Villa Maria family and friends to co-host this … Continue reading It’s Villa Maria time!

A TWC Update: 2017, wildfires, recognition, and #FirstSipOfFall

Traveling Wine Chick

Here it is November already. I don’t know about you, but it has been a heck of a year for me. In January, I lost my mom unexpectedly. When I returned home from traveling home for the the funeral, I became so ill that my doctor thought I had pneumonia. When she sent me for … Continue reading A TWC Update: 2017, wildfires, recognition, and #FirstSipOfFall

A TWC Update: 2017, wildfires, recognition, and Villa Maria

Elizabeth Smith Consulting

Here it is November already. I don’t know about you, but it has been a heck of a year for me. In January, I lost my mom unexpectedly. When I returned home from traveling home for the the funeral, I became so ill that my doctor thought I had pneumonia. When she sent me for … Continue reading A TWC Update: 2017, wildfires, recognition, and Villa Maria

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