Author Archives: A Famished Foodie

About A Famished Foodie

Food geek, wannabe Parisian, and lover of polka dots. Author of A Famished Foodie and Superior Spider-Talk contributor. Bold wine, sour beer & dessert make me nerd out.

#WineStudio: New Year, New Jersey

Raise your hand if you’ve made a joke about New Jersey sometime in recent memory. I cannot be the only one, I’m sure. The Real Housewives franchise, Jersey Shore, and pretty much any other mainstream thing to do with the state has cemented this. It might not be okay, but it’s just how it is. So what does Jersey have to offer the world of wine? Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Brash Bloody

When I was 21, I did not understand the appeal of Bloody Marys. Tomato juice, vodka, and celery did not sounds like a good time to me. Now, I’m obsessed. I can drink a Bloody day or night. They are packed with flavor, are a great savory option when gin or bourbon wont cut it, and they don’t clash with many foods. Continue reading

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#WineStudio: In Puddles of Bubbles

Now that we’ve just finished the holiday season, Champagne is no longer on everyone’s mind. Of course, when people think Champagne it also often includes bottles that are technically cava, prosecco, or just plain old sparkling wine. Either way, after Thanksgiving most people think it’s time for sparkly dresses, sparkly ornaments, and sparkly wine. Then, on January second they promptly forget all about that. Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Celebration Sangria

Although most of my Thirsty Thursday posts are recipes I came up with off the cuff, I was recently sent two bottles from Bodega Ruca Malen of 2016 Aimé Sweet Moscato for National Sangria Day on December 20th. Made in Mendoza with 100% Muscat de Alexandria and boasting a price tag of $8.99, there’s nothing here to turn white sangria lovers off. Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday: Sometimes All You Need is a Glass

I’ve been posting Thirsty Thursday posts for a while on this blog. On a day off, my mind conjures up many kinds of mixed drinks, from simple to complex. Sometimes they’re boozier and other times they are sweet enough to enjoy on a beach. However, there are times when all I want to do is open a bottle and pour something directly into a glass. This normally results in my drinking some wine. When I don’t want that, Hum botanical spirit comes in. Continue reading

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Is the Left Coast the Best Coast?

I am an East Coast girl at heart. I went to the opposite coast once, and I was not into it. There was too much traffic, too many people on juice cleanses, and way too many people trying to become actors or models. I am much more comfortable on my coast where people are always rushing around, drinking coffee, and layering up once December hits. Continue reading

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Back to School and Feelin’ Cool

A few of you may know this, but I am in the process of applying to law school. Nerve-wracking, stressful, and exciting are all words that come to mind as I reflect on going through the application process. The other thing that comes up is that it also costs money. Between the holidays, applying, and actually trying to save some finances to pay for it, my wine habit has taken a hit. I am fortunate enough to receive samples, but pricey bottles that I want to try stay out of my shopping cart now. Continue reading

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