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Cheap & Cheerful Wine Pick: Skinnygirl Prosecco

In preparation for the Golden Globes, I was invited to the Colgate Optic White  Beauty Bar event at the Privé  Salon in West Hollywood.  Guest like Downton Abbey‘s Laura Carmichael (aka Lady Edith), Actress Lisa Rinna ,TV host Catt Sadler and bloggers  including moi converged on the salon to get glam with Colgate, Big Sexy Hair and make-up […]

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Frugal Epicurean Delight: The Big Sur Wine & Food Festival

In November 2012 I was privileged to attend the Big Sur Wine and Food Festival.   It’s no hardship to travel to the Big Sur coast, one of the most beautiful part of the world. Delicious wines, gourmet food and the beautiful scenery of Big Sur makes this event one of the best wine events not […]

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Travel: Korbel Mimosa Girls Getaway Contest & Travel Tips

Looking for a girls weekend on a low budget? Then you might be interested in the  Korbel Mimosa Girls Getaway online contest at To enter, just send/upload a photo of you & your girlfriends along with a toast before April 30th. The best “Girlfriend Toast” winner and her five friends will win a trip […]

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Wine Enthusiast Editors Select 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2013

Some of us not only love to drink wine, we love to travel to the regions were the wines are produced.  For wine lovers,  connecting to the region where the wine is produced always brings a greater understanding of the wine itself.  There’s something special about meeting the wine maker or going to the vineyard […]

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Bring on the Holiday Reds! Great Wine Picks for Christmas Gifts or Entertaining

Here at The Recessionista we love our reds, red wine that is!  There’s nothing better than a great glass of wine for your holiday parties or for a special Christmas/Holiday dinner.  Some of these fabulous wines I are from Oregon and Washington State. The cooler climates there are perfect for growing full bodied and flavorful […]

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The Recessionista’s Wine Notes for the Holiday: Flip Flop and Cameron Hughes

Pictured: An example of truth in advertising, Flip Flop wine really are flipp’in good! (photo: M. Hall) It’s Labor Day in the United States.  The holiday is ON! I hope everyone is enjoying restful time with loved ones, and I am so glad that Hurricane Lee has been downgraded to tropical storm status.  Some of […]

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The Recessionista’s Cheap and Cheerful Vino Picks for the Long Fourth of July Weekend

Pictured: Bring on the Reds! (photo: M. Hall) It’s only a few more days until the long weekend.  But whose counting the days? Well me of course! I can’t wait to kick back, enjoy some BBQ and some great wines. I bet some of you are feeling the same way. We all need a little […]

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Frugalicious Holiday Treats: Lighten Up the Thanksgiving Table But Not Your Wallet

Tonight the folks that enclose those helpful coupon supplements in the Sunday newspapers, RedPlum, treated a group of bloggers to a party featuring frugal holiday ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving table and later your Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s celebrations. Some fabuless wines, all under $20.00 , were also featured. Naturally, I felt it was […]

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Take a Leap: Frog’s Leap Wine on Sale at RueLaLa

In the The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam the poet wrote that all he needed to be happy was “A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou.” To these wonderfully true and wise words, I can only add, “Woman can not live by fashion alone.” Yes, fashion uplifts me, but every now and then, I […]

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A Modest Proposal: Mom Might Want Wine for Mother’s Day

Pictured: One of my favorite wineries, Chateau Julien in Carmel, CA (a taste of France in California) As my readers know, I am a great lover of a good bottle of wine. And, I’m always looking for great wines at cheap and cheerful prices. My mother is also a wine connoisseur. Way before the movie […]

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