Category Archives: Wine Down Wednesday

One of my favorite days of the week Wine Wednesday! I have been out exploring local wines and vineyards, here is some tips so you can enjoy them too.

Wine Pairing: Apothic Crush

I first tried Apothic Crush at a local wine walk and knew I had to spread the word. This red wine has the perfect chocolate and caramel finish that pairs perfect with these chocolate covered almonds. What are you drinking … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Thank you everyone for your patience. While I have not been as active on the blog I have still kept my social media moving and up to date date. I am excited to announce that my weekly blog posts start … Continue reading

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Traveling Murphy’s Wine Advent Calendar – UPDATED

A couple years ago I posted this blog post that paired a homemade wine advent calendar (not the $99 one you buy with half bottles at Cooper’s Hawk) with a date idea. Well, I wanted to edit the nightly activities … Continue reading

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Naperville Wine Festival 2017

It has been a busy week in the Murphy house. I spent the week on the East coast traveling for work. Came home just in time for the kick-off of Naperville Wine Festival. We gathered a group of friends together, … Continue reading

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Happy National White Wine Day!

Happy National White Wine Day! I love celebrating any holiday that gives me an excuse to enjoy wine. I share a lot of red wine photos but when I go out with my friends I always try the Pinot Grigio.  … Continue reading

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Mimosa Flights at Lodi Tap House

I have always seen pictures of mimosa flights from friends brunching in the city and knew I had to try one. Imagine my surprise when I find out our neighborhood Tap House announced they will be doing mimosa flights Saturday … Continue reading

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10 Wine Festivals to Attend in 2017

Wine Festival Season is upon us! I cannot believe how fast it snuck up on us this spring but I am so excited to welcome it in. Most people look forward to the summer BBQ’s and family picnics, I look forward to having wine events every other weekend. Here are some of my go-to wine […]

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Date night with Carmin…

Happy Thursday! We are kicking off date night with a bottle of Carmin 2014 from Danenberger Family Vineyard. 

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Sycamore’s Taste of Spring 2017

Last night I wandered the beautiful streets of Sycamore, Illinois with some great friends. Sycamore’s Taste of Spring offers 22 wines to try at 19 unique locations. The whole community gets behind this event with wine stops ranging from a … Continue reading

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Wine Wednesday – Sushi & Wine Pairing

Happy Wine Wednesday! This week’s wine pairing was inspired by dinner tonight. Sushi Pairs Perfect with Snap! Ginger Wine One of my favorite sushi spots is Fushi Yami in DeKalb. The rolls are delicious and affordable. This week’s pairing includes … Continue reading

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