It's #SparklingWineSunday and today I'm going with some bubbles by La Vieille Ferme aka as their Sparkling Blanc (sample). I discovered this fabulous French farm-sh table wine years ago and it's been one of my favorites ever since. The Famille Perrin makes the wine and is one of the leading producers in the Southern Rhône Valley of France.
For over 40 years La Vieille Ferme has been bringing yummy affordable wine for every day pairings. It's what I'd like to think of as a down low "sugar daddy in a glass". While the wines are affordable, they can be paired with bougie food and make you feel fancy.
A few years ago they released their Sparkling Blanc, a blend of 90 % Chardonnay and 10 % Ugni Blanc. It gives good flirty bubbles on the palate with notes of fruit and brioche bread. The best part is a bottle only runs around $13.99. You can sip as is or throw in a little Chambord or St. Germain. I'm throwing in some violette liqueur and loving it. Great for sipping on Sunday!
La Vielle Ferme are wines that you can open anytime and anywhere. Get them in!
Aries- (March 21- April 19)
You are going to have an interesting ride this month. That being said, it may feel a bit uncomfortable in the beginning. Fear not, that is where growth and opportunities come in. Your divine feminine powers are there for you to tap into darling. Pour a glass of Chianti and put some ylang ylang in the burner and go deep. You got this!
Taurus- (April 20- May 20)
The month is filled with powerful energy to go within and review where you are in life. There are no right or wrong answers. You can bloom where you are planted. Take the time to go inward and ask yourself tough questions. Clarity will come at the right time. As this clarity shows up, feel confident that you will be led on the right path.
Gemini -(May 21-June 20)
There is some energy coming in that wants you to go big or go home. Don’t be shy about what you ask the universe for. It’s a good time for collaborations or a partnership. No need to do everything all by yourself. Revamp your career/business life with a new website or sassy cards. The world of opportunities awaits. Get it girl!
Cancer – (June 21-July 22)Time to nourish your creativity so that all of your ideas come to life. Your second chakra has a lot to unleash. Listen in and take notes. As your creative juices start to flow, you will find more passion is poppin’ in your life. Where there is passion there is progress. Pop open some Crémant to celebrate what you create.
Leo- (July 23- August 22)
Take a good look at your intentions. It may be time to re-think how you live with intention on a daily basis. This will switch up your energy. Long story short, your chakras need a little love. Get in some tantric meditation which will assist in awakening your consciousness. It’s all about helping the universe help you .
Virgo- (August 23- September 22)
Overthinking a bit lately, are you? It’s all good. Once you recenter yourself it will all make sense. Get a journal and write down your thoughts. Even if it is something that you don’t normally do. Writing down your thoughts will help you be able to look back and reflect on your journey. Your words are your truth. Let them set your inner fire free.
Libra- (September 23- October 22)
Things aren’t always how they look on the surface. Before you make a rash decision, do a little investigation. Don’tt forget to think about the other person’s perspective as well. Keep communicating so that there are no misunderstandings. Gather some rose petals to keep in your home. It will keep your heart chakra open to receive messages.
Scorpio- (October 23 -November 22)
If ever you needed “me time”, it’s now. Working hard is getting you the recognition that you deserve, but don’t forget to have some fun. When was the last time you hung out with your squad or went out dancing. Your assignment for the month is to sip margaritas and binge horribly fabulous Lifetime movies.
Sagittarius- (November 23- December 21)
Everyone seems to have an opinion on what you need to do. The biggest question is what do you want? Feel free to ignore the unsolicited opinions. How you are perceived is how people will approach you. Go with your intuition. Talk to the yeasayers in your life, you know who they are. Gather with your “yes squad”, go to brunch and get your rosé on. Don’t stress it
Capricorn- (December 22- January 20))
It’s time to ask questions. Stop assuming you know where your relationship is headed. How else will you know if you are on the same page? This can open the door to something long term or free you up to find who you are looking for. Remember that you deserve the love that you are looking for. Time to see if this is the one.
Aquarius- (January 21- February 18)
There’s going to be a lot of new things for you this month. Look at it as a new opportunity.Sometimes change throws people for a loop. It’s going to be a bumpy ride, but one worth taking. Take a look at how you are living. Self-care is a beautiful thing. Get grounded by burning some myrrh and frankincense.
Pisces- (February 19- March 20)
You are overdue for a dose of healing. The energy has arrived, now all you have to do is receive it. Holding on to pain can be a bad habit. It’s time to let it go. As you relax, relate, and release, you will feel like you are going through a rebirth. The theme for you this month is self care. Do what you have to do to bring you all that is love and happiness.
Astrology and food are two of my favorite things, but when you put them together it’s lit! CatherineUrban swirled both together in Your Astrological Cookbook: The Perfect Recipe For Every Sign. She’s a horoscope columnist for BonAppetite.com and low-key foodie that seems to know a thing or two about a good recipe. Simon and Schuster sent me a copy to check out. I absolutely love it.As the book states, “Let your Stars Be Your Culinary Guide” I’m down for that, how about you? The book will assist you in finding the perfect dish for you and your guest that’s guided by the stars.
When I flipped to the Scorpio section, I was very happy with the recipes especially for the Triple Chocolate Cupcakes and the Dark ‘N’ Stormy. There are some really good recipes throughout the whole book. I plan on making every single one of the dishes in the Capricorn section. Besides breaking down recipes for each sign there’s also advice on how to use astrology to plan your meals.
Food has always been a give part of culture, especially since the beginning of time. In fact people would spend days planning the perfect menu and cooking an elaborate meal for a community to come together. Why not tap into the stars to see what you should cooks. This kitchen witch totally is all about that. It's a fabulous spin on a cookbook. There are some mouth-watering photos of the food in the book. However note that the book focuses more on recipes for each sign and tips on swirling astrology into your kitchen. It's the perfect addition to a star loving foodie. I give it a big thumbs up with a big “MIAM” (means yummy in French).
Yolanda Shohanas is a Intuitive, Tastermaker, Storyteller, and Script Suervisor living in NYC
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