wine wednesday {ruffino rosé}

So I would actually consider this as more of a rose champagne, but we should also find something to celebrate each day of our live so cheers to that! 

Maxim and I live next to a CVS that supplies a lot of alcohol, and so we often times find ourselves puttering on over in search of a cheap bottle of red or canned rose. We say this and thought we'd try it out as it was a newcomer to the shelves. 

It's bubbly + sweet + goes great with La Croix if you're more of a spritzer-type (shoutout to Kate). Cheers! xx 


Ruffino Sparkling Rose

BOTTLE: Ruffino Sparkling Rose

Origin: Tuscany, Italy 

What is it: Prosecco (Glera) grapes

Where to find it: CVS, Target, Whole Foods, Total Wine & More. 

Price Range: $12-15 

Thoughts: I really loved this wine — like REALLY loved it. It's sweet and bubbly without tasting like carbonated sugar, which is honestly such a really struggle with rose. I tried it with cranberry juice + loved it, too. But for the best possible experience, drink it as a frosé during a picnic in the park with a spread of {vegan} cheese + crackers + grapes. Or on your balcony on a hot evening after work. {p.s. more frosé recipes here}

This bottle is totally my vote to bring to summer lunches when cans aren't going to fly. 


And ICYMI: I'm learning what goes on behind-the-wine each week with the help of Wine: A Tasting Course + The Secrets of Sommeliers

What I Wore {Virginia Wine Festival}

Happy Monday! 

I spent Saturday out at Bull Run in Northern Virginia for the 41st Annual Virginia Wine Festival. A big thank you to Taste USA and the festival for having us (And to my fiance, Maxim, for being my personal photog). We had so much fun tasting from some of the best wineries in Virginia (catch up on my face here). Outfit-wise, I was so glad that I decided to go with comfort and function over looking too stylized. It was muddy, messy and the number of half-full glasses flying around made me surprised that my outfit survived stain-free! 

Scroll down to shop my look. P.S. My tank is 40% off at Lou&Grey! 

Tank: Lou & Grey (40% off!) | Sunglasses: Sunski | Necklace: South Moon Under | Bag: TJMaxx. Find similar here and here. | Bangle: Handmade from Ten Thousand Villages. Find similar here and here. | Shorts: Lane Crawford. Find similar here and here. | Denim shirt: American Eagle. Find similar here and here. | Shoes: American Eagle. Find similar here and here