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Best Wines to Enjoy in Winter

When it comes to cold weather drinking, folks usually think of hot beverages spiked with alcohol. When it comes to winter, however, it is wine’s time to shine. Unless you’re struggling to survive in a desolate tundra, a hot beverage may not be the best route for enjoying the evening.…

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The Mighty Malbec

Eight Affordable & Delicious Malbec Wines

Malbec wines offer a delightful range of flavors and quality. They’re a great alternative to pricier Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Its meteoric rise in popularity in the U.S. is due to the economic troubles of the early 2000s which caused wine prices to rise, and sent Americans in search of…

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Pie & Wine Pairing

Pie & Wine Pairings – Pairings As Easy As Pie

Could there be a more perfect union than wine and pie? The proper wine can turn a slice of pie into a transcendental experience. But pairing is key here as the wrong wine can overpower a sweet pie or completely clash in the palate, ruining both. But, we assume you’re…

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The 2019 Great Grape Forecast

New Wine Trends To Watch In 2019

With 2018 in the rearview, we’ll happily raise a glass to its many ups and downs while looking forward to what 2019 has planned for the wine world! The “drink less, but better” wine trend of 2018 looks to carry over into 2019 in surprising ways. Sherry & Wine CocktailsLike…

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Bordeaux for the Holidays!

‘Tis the season…to have some great wine! (Specifically Bordeaux, if you’re like us.) Now, some of you out there reading this may already be familiar with Bordeaux, and if so, please do yourself a favor and go buy some more. You know you want to.  This article is for those…

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Wine And Salami Pairings

Salami and Wine Pairing Guide

September 7th marks National Salami Day—the perfect time for a cheese and charcuterie board. What better way to pair salami than with wine? The type of salami you decide to snack on can vary in taste, as should the varietal you pair it with. Follow these easy tips for the…

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How To Play Wine Taste Test Game

How To Play the Wine Tasting Party Game

Whether your party guests are beginners or expert wine connoisseurs, the blind taste test game will take the entertainment level up to 11. It’s easy to play, just follow these simple instructions: Things You'll Need •Several bottles of wine •Plain adhesive labels, and tin foil to cover the wine bottles…

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Chilling And Decanting Tips

Should I Chill Wine Before Serving?

Who says you need to be a sommelier to get the best flavors out of your wine? All you need to know are a few quick tips in regard to wine temperature and aeration. Follow these simple rules, and a 6 dollar wine taste could taste like a million bucks.…

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