Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ramona from RHONY at Coastal Wine & Spirits in Branford

There is nothing quite like being a housewife, a New York Housewife, that is!

And this little Connecticut housewife (me!) got to meet Ramona Singer, of Real Housewives of New York at Coastal Wine and Spirits in Branford, CT.
If you are not familiar with the series, now in its fifth season, it's Reality TV at its finest!  (LOL!)

Bravo TV follows the lives of six women in New York...and all the fun, drama, mishaps, and other "goings on" that surround them, all against the beautiful backdrop of the "Big Apple"

Ramona Singer, one of the original cast members, is a smart and savvy business woman who has stated on more than one occasion, "I love making my own money. I find that an aphrodisiac."

Ramona recently partnered with Opici Wines to market her very own brand of her signature Pinot Grigio.

Coastal Wine and Spirits sponsored a Ramona Wine Tasting Event, and, an hour after the slated start time, the beautiful Ramona Singer arrived and graciously signed bottle after bottle of both her delicious Pinot Grigio and wonderful Merlot Blend.

I am by no means a wine connoisseur, but I thoroughly enjoyed each of these wines.

The Pinot is a little sweeter than any I've ever had, so if you prefer it a little dryer, this might not suit your taste.

The Merlot Blend, is wonderfully light and just a tad bit fruity.

I recommend you try them both!

Now on to the dirt!

I'm disappointed to tell you I have none!

The line quickly formed and although she was an hour late, (CT's I-95 is a horror show!) as soon as she arrived she graciously went down the line and politely greeted everyone, apologized for the delay, and went right to work signing bottles and talking wine.

No diva-drama, no freshening up, no bathroom break (despite being in a car in traffic for several hours).  Nothing but going straight to the business of attending to her fans and fellow wine lovers!
She is so pretty!

Not a glimpse of the sometimes wild-eyed character she is occasionally portrayed as on the show.  And, believe it or not she is a member of the over45ers, the babyb(l)oomers, generationfabulous, whatever you prefer to call it!  Apparently she is only DAYS younger than me...but she doesn't look a day over 35.   But then again, neither do I. (wink-wink)

So pretty and oh, so, tiny!  A very gracious and thoughtful lady!

If you have a chance, she will be appearing at the following wine and tasting events  in New Jersey in the upcoming weeks.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 – 5-7 PM
Wine Academy – 2996 Rte 35 S, Hazlet NJ
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 – 5-7 PM
Canal’s Bottle Stop – 10 W Rte 70, Marlton NJ

Check the Opici Wine Distributors website for more dates: here

For more pictures from the Branford, CT event:  Home Place Coastal Wine & Ramona Singer


  1. Wow what a great event to be at! I would of loved to attend that! Glad you had a great time! Aprils Lifestyle Show

    1. I'm so glad that I was able to attend. We all had a great time waiting for her. Some of her best fans were there - and we had a hoot recalling all comments over the years!

  2. This looks like a fun event. I'll have to try this wine sometime.

    1. Grace the wine was REALLY good. Again, a little on the sweet side. But really light and nice!


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