About me

Welcome to The Eclectic Grape blog! I am Nicola and I live in the sunny state of Florida. I am a Physical Therapist, wife, dog mom, fitness lover, as well as a food and wine enthusiast. My goal for this blog is to include a variety of my interests for my followers to enjoy. I will share my ideas, challenges, joys and fears. It should be an interesting ride.

At this time in my life I am married to my husband, Adam, who is a Software Engineer. We have a dog named Zoey, who we thought was a Wheaten Terrier, but is just a lovely mix of breeds according to her DNA test. We adopted her from the Ft. Lauderdale animal rescue in May of 2012. I enjoy running, but am not currently training for any races.  I work for a local medical daycare as a pediatric physical therapist and love it although it is very hard work. I would like to lose some weight, but who doesn’t?  I am trying to eat more whole natural and organic foods vs. the processed and packaged foods. My husband and I are homeowners and are currently in the outdoor renovation process. We also love to travel and love the west coast of the United States and hope to travel abroad this year.

Oh wait I forgot to mention… I love wine! Ever since my family and I went on a trip to Napa and Sonoma in 2013 I have been in love with trying different wines. We rode rented bikes to the different wineries, tasted all of the wines and luckily made it back to our hotel without a scratch on us. That was the best day of my life! I can’t afford expensive wines, but I like to go to Trader Joes, Total Wine and Wholefoods to try out different brands & types of wines. I am not a Sommelier (yet!)  so you won’t get a technical review of these wines that I post about (yet!), but hopefully it will open some eyes to affordable wines.