As an Irish-born woman, foodie, wine consultant, and Sommelier-in-training, I feel it’s my JOB to blog about this particular topic for my favorite holiday! Let me preface it with this. These are NOT all foods I grew up eating. In fact, I ate more of these ‘traditional’ Irish foods as an immigrant in America. That’s not to say they’re not Irish, but it’s like assuming French people live on baguettes and cheese and stay fabulously thin. Doesn’t happen 🙄Okay, let’s get to the meat of it.Read More
What Pairs Well with Football? WINE. Lots of Wine.
So the ‘Big Game’ is coming up next weekend. Whether you like football or either team involved (or not) you’ll have a hard time ignoring it, especially here in Georgia as Atlanta plays host this year… Hubs is taking the weekend off and we’re going to partake in the madness somehow! The foodie in me immediately sourced recipes for some “healthier” versions of game day food, but the wino in me insisted there must be a pairing for that too 🍷Read More
I still chuckle when I see myself “selling wine”…it seems bizarre to me that I jumped head first into a direct selling company on a whim. But then again, not really. Having lived as an MLM skeptic for many years it’s been a real eye-opener these past few months.Read More
Let’s talk about added sugar, that little devil that sneaks into everything, including your kids vitamins (like, really?) We can’t buy a loaf of bread without seeking out which one has been soaked in the least amount if it. You don’t realize it until you read EVERY SINGLE NUTRITION LABEL. And what happens when there’s no label?Read More
When I heard someone say “and our wines are vegan” I immediately asked, “well what could possibly be in a bottle of wine that makes it NOT vegan-friendly?” Whoa. I was sorry I asked. And then truly glad I knew. Apparently animal-based fining agents can be used in the clarification process of winemaking. What does all this mean? So glad you asked…I did too, not long ago.Read More
It looks like a blend of red and white, can be sweet or dry – but it’s served in a white wine glass and always chilled. What’s up, Rosé?
This often confused–yet wildly popular–wine is growing rapidly with sales for Rosé doubling in the U.S. in 2017, and continues as a ‘trend’ in the wine industry with rapid growth dispelling that seasonal myth of ‘summer water’. Here's a wrap up of the most frequently asked questions about this delicious and eye-catching wine 🍇Read More
When I started to look into Scout & Cellar from a buyer's perspective I was intrigued with the term “clean-crafted” wine, and the list of things it DIDN’T contain. I immediately freaked out. Really. Let’s be honest (and if you’ve met me you already know), I like my wine. I really like my wine. Specifically, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. And you know what? I haven’t touched a drop of that since learning what I now know.Read More
I did a thing. I've joined the 'clean-crafted' wine movement. Cos I love this thing called wine, but it was wrecking havoc on my skin. And sharing is caring. So, here's the skinny...
Scout & Cellar is a wine company started by Sarah Shadonix, an attorney-turned-sommelier committed to sourcing additive-free, chemical-free, totally delicious wine from around the world.Read More