Apr 21, 2019
Brother was asking last night what wine best compliments carrots...then I found him outside like this...
Mar 9, 2019
SIPS WITH JOB! Take that sipswithpip! 😂🍷🐶
Oct 14, 2018
If you love Weims and Wine you should be at this event! You could even bid on the pet photography session I’ve donated to their auction. Helping animals in need always feels good but doing it while spending the day in Napa is even better 😋🍷🐾 . . . #ncwr #norcalweimrescue #weimgala #weimsandwine #dogftog #petphotographer #bayareapetphotographer norcalweimrescue #weimaranerlove
Oct 14, 2018
If you love Weims and Wine you should be at this event! You could even bid on the pet photography session I’ve donated to their auction. Helping animals in need always feels good but doing it while spending the day in Napa is even better 😋🍷🐾 . . . #ncwr #norcalweimrescue #weimgala #weimsandwine #dogftog #petphotographer #bayareapetphotographer norcalweimrescue tpphoto_petportraits
Sep 23, 2018
Orin Swift and steaks for my mommy’s birthday. Please drop the meat...please drop the meat...
Aug 11, 2018
I know it’s been a while but I decided if I was going to make a comeback, it was going to be a good one. 😍😍🍷😍😍 Of course I’m hiding my face. Too much perfection in one photo could break the internet.
Jun 30, 2018
I’m gonna need something refreshing to wash down this dirt, any suggestions? If it helps, it’s from a greenbelt area and it was slightly soggy so you know, whatever pairs well with minerals, moss, earth, probably some worms and maybe some fish by-products. Cheers! 🥂
Jun 21, 2018
I’m feeling much better over here! I’m still now allowed to do much but at least I’m smiling!
Jun 17, 2018
Hey guys, if you haven’t heard, I’m just a bit sick right now but once I’m off the antibiotics and my wounds heal, I’ll be cleared to drink wine again! Give me a few weeks and follow my progress on my brother’s page jobthejourneydog
Jun 9, 2018
Is that a smile I see there big brother?? You really do love me! 🐶❤️🐶 jobthejourneydog
Jun 1, 2018
I know you guys are all about drinking wine, but does anyone wanna play tuggies? You have two hands.
Jun 1, 2018
We are back. We’ve been quite busy over here but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been exploring wines for you! I’ll admit, I probably looked at this wine on the shelf because of the bottle and blew it off in the past thinking, if they spent that much time on the bottle the wine is probably not great since the price point is good. I was wrong. This is a 2013 Silver Palm Zinfandel from the North Coast of California. Besides looking pretty, this wine presents pretty well for it’s cost ($14-$20 but I found it on sale for $12!) and I’d definitely buy it again. As with most zins this is a blend with a bit of petit Syrah and Barbera mixed in. It’s a heavier zin (which we love a full body zin over here) and while it does have the flavor of the darker fruits it’s surprisingly dry and not jammy. With hints of vanilla, oak, and a touch of spice it’s really checking off the baking aisle list of flavors here. A tiny touch of tobacco at the end is a nice little bow on top. I know most people gravitate toward zins when the weather starts cooling off but I’ll just say if you brought this to my summer patio dinner party, I’d be pleased.
May 13, 2018
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom of almost 3 months and the human thumbs behind my account. I’m sorry for all of the bruises and scrapes because I don’t understand that I’m an 85 lb puppy. I make it up with mimosas? 🥂🐶😘
May 3, 2018
Obsessed with this beautiful bottle. Wasn’t our favorite wine, just lacking in some of the best characteristics of Spanish wine.
May 1, 2018
Tasty Tuesday: picked up this beauty at Central Market for a dinner party last week and was honestly surprised at how decent it was. It was on sale ($19) on an end cap and I’m generally wary of wine that’s being pushed too hard by the big retailer but I knew my drinkers wanted something “sweet” and since I don’t do sweet I gambled that this would be rich with fruit and won. The mouthfeel on this one is really nice - silky and smooth and though the finish is a bit short it didn’t bother me. I’ll always take a wine (or anything really, candles, oils, my life...) that has holiday spices on the nose and that vanilla hangs around on the tongue too mixed with the inky fruits, you’re basically drinking a berry cobbler but not jamy or sweet. Overall, this is a really easy wine to drink and was a non-wine drinking crowd pleaser but wine drinkers will like it as well. If it were priced closer to $15 I’d probably keep a few around as a staple. If you see the Opolo Grand Rouge priced well somewhere it’s certainly worth a try. And let’s be real, that label makes it look like a more expensive bottle than it is and we are all about aesthetics. 🐶❤️🍷🐾
May 1, 2018
Ma made duck breast (local, duh) and isn’t sharing. This is legit becoming a trend in my life.
Apr 28, 2018
My parents went to their anniversary dinner at an urban farm without me last night. 🐾😩🍷
Apr 24, 2018
Finding a solid, consistent wine is like a familiar hug after a long week. What are your go-to wines?
Apr 23, 2018
Had a really beautiful red blend from Paso Robles this weekend. What did everyone else enjoy over the weekend??
Apr 22, 2018
When you’re casually chillin with your arm around your brother waiting for everyone to finish their dinner so you can eat the leftovers...
Apr 20, 2018
“Strawberries cherries and an angel's kiss in spring/ My summer wine is really made from all these things.” Approved by Pip. (see previous post for tasting notes, this is strictly song notes 🎶)
Apr 20, 2018
Did you find yourself in a conundrum trying to guess this week’s wine? 😂 From the Wagner family of wines (Caymus, Mer Soleil, Emmolo), we have a 2016 Conundrum Rosé. I have to say, we are big fans of Wagner wines – and if I’m headed to a dinner party, I feel like any of their wines are a good choice for crowd pleasing. Known to be a pioneer of blending wines, the 2016 Rosé is actually 100% Valdiguié (similar to Gamay), which is largely unknown and grows only in small quantities in California. The wine is a beautiful rose gold color that we could stare at for days (I like to think Pip can see its beauty too, regardless of what shade of grey he says it is.) Generally, I’m picky about rosé because I find them to be too sweet and too light in body, but not this charmer. The body round, a bit bulkier than your average rosé and it is dry. On the nose you get small hints florals, strawberries and watermelon. On the palate, the aromas are present with a faint dash of crisp pink grapefruit that lingers on the back of the tongue. It’s intense yet light, with a refreshing quality that makes it perfect for spring and summer and at $17-$25 you won’t break the bank impressing the rosé lovers in your life.
Apr 18, 2018
You’re halfway to Friday, you can do it! You’re almost over the hump but if you find yourself in a quandary, remember to always stop and smell the roses. #tipsfrompip (but also maybe a big hint for Friyay’s wine).
Apr 17, 2018
Grapes: bad for dogs, good for people. Fermented grapes: good for everyone. JK, I’m not allowed to drink yet.
Apr 16, 2018
Mondays are challenging by themselves so why not take on a fun challenge? Okay, we actually just need your help. We like to explore wines over here but as we’ve been stockpiling (for R&D of course) we noticed a gap in the reds. We’ve never been merlot drinkers so we wanted to put the challenge in your hands to give us the best suggestions for a merlot under $30. We will pick one, try it, and if you win you’ll get an autographed picture of Pip and some wine accessories! DM or comment below. We will take suggestions for a week. 🍷😘🐾
Apr 15, 2018
“How do you pick the wine of the week?” I’m a dog for the people, and let’s be real, I still live with my parents and I’m kinda unemployed. I try to make conscious decisions on price point without compromising quality and I choose wines that are easily accessible and somewhat recognizable. Every dog should have his day so you probably won’t recognize every wine I choose because I cant always fight my expensive taste urge. To me, enjoying wine should be a walk in the park, and I’m into teaching you old dogs some new tricks about a variety of wine topics. I’m always open to suggestions and even more open to samples so if you have something that’ll make my tail wag, send it my way. Until next time good boys (and girls)!
Apr 13, 2018
This week’s wine is your sunshine on a cloudy day. It is an Arneis from Negro Angelo located in the area of Monteu Roero in the famous Italian wine region of Piedmont. The Negro family’s estate has been planted since 1670 and they farm organically, even making their own fertilizers. This particular wine was made at the request of their U.S. importer (“The Piedmont Guy”) and we’ve been building this wine up all week so we’re going to tell you why we like it. It looks like a beautiful fresh bottle of lemoncello standing out amongst the other wines on the shelf. On the nose you get peaches and mineral, with a tail end of grapefruit. On the palate, all of the aromas are present alongside crisp apple, lemon zest, and pear well supported with balanced acidity. The lack of filtration creates a nice full-body almost chalky mouthfeel (which we love) and don’t let the look fool you, this wine is dry. It spends at least 6 months of its life in stainless steel tanks “sur lies” which gives it an interesting complexity from the yeast that you don’t often find in white wines (hint hint you beer lovers). This wine is made without the addition of sulfur (except some of which occurs naturally in the aging process) so if you looking for a really easy to drink bottle with minimal hangover risk, this just might be your winner. All in all, we love this wine, and you can generally find it for $19-25 a bottle. Don’t be thrown off by the year; like Pip, some things are great young (this bottle and Pip are the same age.)
Apr 12, 2018
What is “unfiltered wine?” Wine filtration is a process in which wine is passed through a filter to remove any solids in the wine that are visible to the naked eye. Most wines go through some form of filtration before bottling. Generally, consumers prefer a wine to be clear and bright, but filtration is also used to remove any unwanted micro-organisms such as yeasts and/or bacteria. Whether wine is filtered or not is a stylistic choice. Some winemakers believe that too much filtering and fining can strip a wine’s flavors and aromas, and unfiltered wines can have an appealing texture and mouthfeel. Fining is a totally different process for different reasons that we might get into at another time because did you know that not all wines are considered “vegan”? #themoreyouknow
Apr 11, 2018
When I said our next wine was cloudy, it was no joke. Look at this chalky goodness here. A few more hints: it’s imported. Not only is it imported but it’s brought to the U.S because one man from Minnesota (of all places) single handedly had a dream of bringing great and affordable wines from the area to the U.S. You already know it’s cloudy because it’s “natural” and where better to buy a natural wine from than a winery whose origins go all the way back to 1670! Get excited...it’s only Tuesday and I’m really not sure we will make it to Friyay with this one!
Apr 10, 2018
Hey girl, you into nature? Me too, that’s why I like natural wines. Not familiar with natural wines? That’s okay, learning is attractive too. The best definition of natural wine is that it’s a wine that’s produced with as few chemicals and as little technology as possible, both in the vineyard and in the winery itself. The wines are meant to be extremely terroir (a region’s soils, aspect and climate) driven, deriving their flavors and personalities from the land and not from chemicals or human intervention. If you’re into au naturel, come back to me later this week for a natural, organic #sipswithpip.
Apr 9, 2018
The hints are starting early this week because I’m excited about this one you guys. Much like the next upcoming wine, today’s weather is CLOUDY. ☁️
Apr 8, 2018
Wake up in the mornin feelin like I’m Pippy, grab my glasses, I’m out the door, ready to get some Sippies. #sundayfunday
Apr 7, 2018
Spent my Saturday at the farmer’s market picking up some goods for the weekend. Anybody else a big sourdough fan out there?
Apr 7, 2018
If you guessed this joyous circus of a red, you were right! This Petite Petit from Michael David Winery has us roaring over here. It is a blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot from the underrated Lodi region of California. Petite Sirahs tend to be concentrated and tanic with black fruit flavors while Petit Verdot is often added to blends to add structure and earthy it’s. Don’t let the label fool you, if you’re a big bold red lover like us, it will have you jumping through firey hoops (okay maybe that’s a bit dramatic.) This well-balanced beauty has flavors of ripe dark fruits, blueberries and cola with a finish of baking spices, vanilla and oak due to the 13 months spent in French Oak Barrels. It presents like a big bold Napa Valley red without the big bold NV pricetag. With a price point between $12-18, this is probably one of the BEST wines you can get to wow your dinner party friends without breaking the bank and I’ve found it in grocery stores, at Target and even at Costco! In our house, it goes with pretty much everything and we keep it readily on hand for gifts and get togethers. We give this wine a 4.2/5. Check out next Friyay’s edition of Sips with Pip and as always, send some suggestions our way!
Apr 6, 2018
Gosh y’all! Yes I am excited about our next wine, I was just tryin to look like a serious lion!
Apr 6, 2018
“Sigh...my mom is making me post this. Ugh. If you like wine and you like Weims, then you’ll supposedly like my little brother’s new account sipswithpip. Basically he stole my happy hours with my mom and is flaunting it all over the internet. I didn’t even get my own IG account until I was three! Whatever, I guess I support him, so go check him out! At least she has someone else to dress up now!” - Job
Apr 6, 2018
Its almost Friyay! Are you wondering why I’m dressed as a circus lion? Quite honestly, I am too, but my stage mom thought it would be a good hint for the wine that’s coming up! Tomorrow’s wine is one of our go to bottles under $20. It’s a delicate balancing act of two of our favorite small grapes with big flavors of dark inky goodness. At 85% of the blend, the main star of the show is known to have a mysterious and cult like appeal because it’s true identity has become obscured over the last century through grafting, leaving it to be somewhat of a DNA sideshow of the most glorious grape combinations. Grown primarily in Australia, tomorrow’s wine is actually from the USA. If your weekend plans call for a hearty, meaty dish, this wine will be your cherry on top! Leave your best guesses below and check back tomorrow to see if you’re right as we taste our lion’s share!
Apr 4, 2018
“I’m getting notes of...a freshly opened can of tennis balls.” 🍷 👃 🎾 #namethatmovie
Apr 2, 2018
When you brunch a little harder than your friends at your Easter picnic and it’s kinda obvious. Happy Easter everyone! What are you guys sipping on?
Apr 1, 2018
When, at 7 months old, you’ve mastered the art of teaching your human to fetch you wine 😍
Mar 31, 2018
When maybe drinking the whole bottle by yourself last night wasn’t the best plan for your busy morning...
Mar 31, 2018
If you guessed Viognier, you were right! The 2016 Becker Viognier has stone fruits, apples, gardenia and orange blossom on the nose and on the palate you get rich melon, apricot and apple with light citrus notes. Aged in 100% French Oak Barrels, we like it because the mouth feel is sophisticated but not overbearing. We are also partial to the price, at $13-15 a bottle, you can’t go wrong bringing this to a nice spring picnic or Easter brunch and representing the great state of Texas in turn! Pip’s favorite part? The cork of course. We give this wine a 3.8/5 Check us out next week for another Friyay edition of Sips With Pip and throw some suggestions our way!
Mar 29, 2018
Who else is excited for Friyay tomorrow and my first official wine of SipsWithPip? Let’s see if any of you can guess it by these clues: The varietal began as one of the rarest French white grapes and calls the northern Rhône area its original home. It exploded in popularity in the early 1990’s in the U.S. and the particular bottle we will be sharing tomorrow is right here from our Texas hill country back yard. It pairs well with a dish of duck with figs or roasted chicken with apricot glaze; or as my mommy likes to enjoy it, stand alone with Weim company. Give us your best guesses and check back tomorrow to see if you’re right!
Mar 29, 2018
That look you give when you finally figured out what bottle you want to order and you’re tryin to get the waiter’s attention.
Mar 26, 2018
Just so we are all clear, I’m not allowed to taste alcohol until I’m 21 says my mom, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy it with her. Follow along as we explore a different wine a few times a month, and in between join our other journeys! #WeimsandWine
Nov 27, 2017
We’ve arrived in the season of life where the girls do all the work to put up the Christmas tree and I hang out with my dog on the sofa... they were really cute elves at Costco carrying that thing to the car! Ah, ‘tis the season! Cheers! #deckthehalls #trimthetree #christmasseasoncanbeginnow #beausincock #weimsandwine