2020 Vegan Wine Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays everyone! I know this is a strange year to be celebrating, but all the more reason to bring some joy into your life. And by joy I mean a multitude of vegan wines and gifts for both yourself and loved ones. I hope this guide gives you a good place to start, but…

21 Black-Owned Wineries with Vegan Wines

Hi all, it’s been a minute. Or 621,000 of them to be exact. We’re in a really interesting time right now in terms of COVID-19 and the wine industry, but that’s not what this post is about. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, I present the resource I was seeking but could not…

5 Reasons to Clean Up Your Make-Up Bag Stat

If I could stress one thing to the American people (besides general human decency and environmental awareness), it’s that you are both what you put on and in your body. Somehow we’ve lost sight of what’s important and instead began to prioritize saving money at the expense of our health and the wellbeing of the…

10 Cheap Ways to Greenify your Home Today

You sometimes buy organic. You carpool on occasion. You turn off the water while brushing your teeth and the thermostat when you’re gone. But come one, people. It’s 2018. Time to kick our environmentally friendly game into overdrive, starting in your own home. You can’t control everything in life, but here’s a few easy ways…

Much Work, Much Wine, Much Life

Hey all! Sorry it’s been a while. Many things have happened in the past few months and I’ve sort of been riding the wave until it all settled out. So here’s what’s new: I have two new, wonderful jobs. Gerrit got a year-long position in Napa. The new apartment Caitlin and I moved into in…

Eat Green, Drink Green, Sleep Green

As a sustainably minded, health conscious vegan, I’m constantly searching for ways to improve my health and protect myself from unnecessary toxic chemical contact. Your skin is the largest organ on your body. And while it doesn’t absorb everything, it does absorb and incredible amount of what we touch. It’s quite clear that many of…

Am I a Bad Vegan for Drinking Wine?

When I first saw a bottle called the Vegan Vine, my heart stopped. Wasn’t all wine vegan? It’s just grapes, right? What animal products could there possibly be? After a little research, I realized that it wasn’t so much what was in the finished product but what was used to get it there that may…

How to Travel More Sustainably in 2018

Unfortunately today, tourism is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the world. And as someone who likes to travel and travel a lot, one of my biggest goals for this year is to travel more sustainably. If you’ve ever been camping you may know the phrase leave nothing behind but footprints, and I…

Like a Phoenix

Sorry for the lack of posts lately! Harvest’ll do that to you. In a week though I’ll be done at Staglin! After the fires everything flew by faster than I could have imagined. We’re just now getting back to 8 hour days which is both wonderful and heartbreaking since it means it’s all coming to…

Aloha from Istanbul

Currently sitting somewhere in Istanbul, praying like no other my luggage makes it to Rome. I have no wifi or Turkish currency, and only told the credit card companies I was going to Italy so it’s a good thing I stocked up on snacks in San Francisco. And by snacks, I mean a 1.5 pound…