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Thursday, January 21st, 2021
Malvasia Bianca

Malvasia Bianca is a sweeter white wine, often considered a dessert wine, even though it pairs nicely with many dishes. It is appreciated by the beer and White Claw loving crowd as much as it is by more sophisticated wine drinkers. Perfectly chilled, it is a fantastic wine to grab […]

Friday, January 8th, 2021
Wine tasting at home

If you are looking for an event to put together for a small group of friends at home, think about doing a wine tasting. Experiencing new wines is always fun, whether you are a true connoisseur or just starting out on your wine journey. Hosting one of these events at […]

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Here we are at Thanksgiving time during a pandemic. A time when friends and families are supposed to come together, we are left pondering what exactly we are going to do this year. Many cities are attempting to regulate how many people are allowed at your Thanksgiving table and are […]

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

If you’re a bit of a foodie, fall is likely your favorite season. Not only do you have Thanksgiving and Christmas to enjoy, but there are also a ton of fruits and vegetables that harvest in autumn, including wine grapes! While you’re enjoying nature’s bounty, why not make a great […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

The dog days of summer are over and it’s finally starting to cool down. Some of you may have already had snow. It’s still nice and warm during the day in Southern New Mexico with temperatures in the 80’s. The nights are cooling down nicely, falling into the 50’s. Halloween […]

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

It is pistachio harvest season in Southern New Mexico. It is the perfect time to visit Eagle Ranch where Heart of the Desert pistachios are grown, harvested, packaged, marketed, and sold. Heart of the Desert is a great example of agritourism, as the farm tours provide a place to learn […]

Friday, August 28th, 2020

It’s wine grape harvest in Southern New Mexico, so it’s the perfect time to write about New Mexico wines. Harvest starts in Southern New Mexico in August and finishes in Northern New Mexico in October. New Mexico probably isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to wine. […]

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Birthdays. Anniversaries. Birth Announcements. I don’t usually write blogs for Heart of the Desert from a first-person stance, but we are going to try something different this week. Why, you may ask? Well, it just seems appropriate to give a first-hand description of a virtual celebration. So, here we go… […]

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Virtual Happy Hours seem to have become the new norm. Friends are having set dates for them. Businesses are having them in place of live meetings with clients. They have their pluses and minuses, but they are definitely a great excuse to drink wine if you need one. What is […]

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The fruity adult beverage. It’s the dog days of summer. It’s hot! Depending where you live, it may be humid and buggy, too. You want something nice and cool and refreshing to drink. A glass of room temperature red wine just isn’t going to work for you at this juncture. […]