Hygge is that Scandinavian word that is all the rage. It simply means to be cozy and enjoying a purely joyful moment of comfort and relaxation either on your own or with good friends. Here are a few cozy, sustainable wines that help us enjoy a moment of hygge.
Joe Donelan, founder of Sonoma County’s Donelan Family Wines, is keeping things close to what he knows, releasing a Chardonnay named after his mother. It’s a bottle everyone will love.
Let’s break away from the usual Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. It’s a new year. A clean slate to try new wines and explore regions we may be less familiar with. But where to start? Check out these unique wines from the Alto Adige DOC.
Just because you’re trying to refresh your meals or get more whole foods into your diet doesn’t mean you have to give up wine. Here are our favorite fresh food and wine pairings for the new year.
The next time you are snowed in, cozy up with these comfort food recipes paired with perfect wines.
Check out these tips to perfectly pairing a charcuterie and wine spread, complete with all the fixings and inspired by the Côtes du Rhône region.
Sterling Vineyards has introduced their first two sparkling wines just in time for your New Year’s celebrations.
Ready to get cozy? Check out these classically French dishes fit for the coldest days of winter and they’re elegantly paired with wines from Côtes de Bordeaux.
If you’re hosting New Year’s Eve or you offered to bring some wine, check out these bottles that will help you ring in the New Year, but are still affordable. All at less than $20 a bottle, these wines are ready to please a crowd. If your guest list is long enough, ask your local wine store if they have a case discount.
Take the awkwardness and stress out of a holiday gathering by having a wine tasting cart. In four easy steps you and your guests can be enjoying an easy wine and food experience.
It’s a busy time of the year. Takeout is often the answer. Just because you order takeout doesn’t mean you have to skip the wine. (Nothing is ever too casual for wine.) Check out our tips to matching your favorite delivery or to-go foods with wine.
From classic to bold, casual to fun, check out these appetizer and wine pairings. There’s a perfect appetizer for every taste and guest.
You don’t need to be a wine connoisseur to incorporate wine into entertaining. Hosting a wine-themed party can be easy and educational, with these simple tips as a guide.
The printable wine gift tags are the perfect greeting for all your gifts. Just print, cut and make your next wine present more festive.
Hosting this holiday season? Check out how to make your very own wine glass charms so each guest can keep track of their glass.
While some say the American Dream no longer exists, Mi Sueño winery is proof that hard work and passion can take you from dishwasher to winery founder.
Refine your wine pairing skills before the holiday parties with this guide that matches Sonoma-Cutrer wines and festive foods.
Soak up the last rays of fall sunshine with these tips to planning and packing a fall picnic.
Make a pledge to get outside this week and enjoy the fresh air, good company and wine. Time to plan a fall picnic happy hour.
Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean an outdoor adventure is out of the question. Make a big batch of this warm bean soup, pack it up in a thermos and head out with a blanket and a bottle of wine for a walk in the woods or a stroll in the park.
Hosting a holiday dinner? Think outside the box and serve up a flavorful, cozy Indian-Style vegetarian holiday dinner paired perfectly with wine.
Grab a bottle of wine, disconnect from social media and get outside for an internet detox and hard reset with friends and family around the campfire.
Expecting a house of guests for the holidays or having a group of friend over? Plan a fun activity like this wine scavenger hunt. It get people active, having fun and there’s wine involved. Win, win, win.
In a few days, you are about to have a mishmash of leftovers on your hands. Forget turkey sandwiches, a fun pizza dressed up with turkey, cranberries, stuffing and even dollops of mashed potatoes is the way to go. Plus, we have to wines that are the perfect pairs with holiday leftovers.
While you may first turn to big red wines as the temperatures cool, we love pairing white wine and hearty food pairings. Take a bite of warm, cozy food, and when things get to be a bit too heavy, take a sip of cool white wine and your tastebuds will be ready for another bite.
Gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing… turkey can get tricky when we’re talking about pairing it with wine. Check out these bottles that not only play well with the bird, but also all of its fixings.
Have fun with your Thanksgiving wine pairings and serve each course with a different Riesling, all with different levels of sweetness. There really is a Riesling for every dish.
A bottle of wine is a go-to gift for your friends or family members who love good food, good wine, and good company. Ensure the wine present feels meaningful with a little bit of thought. From beautiful ways to wrap a bottle to making an educated guess about what someone will like, here are our top tips to giving wine as a gift. Our favorite part about giving wine? It’s easy to purchase last minute, but it is always special.
Whether you are celebrating the coming holidays, the new year or a life event, here are our current favorite sparkling wines to pop open to kick off the festivities.
Thanksgiving can be a food-lover’s dream come true, but a wine pairing nightmare. With hearty potato sides and fresh kale salads, it can be hard to find the perfect bottles to pair with all your dishes. Check out these tips and Cavit wines that will help you handle the autumn feast. Cheers!
A bottle of wine is a go-to gift for your friends or family members who love good food, good wine, and good company. Ensure the wine present feels meaningful with a little bit of thought and these tips.
Switch up your usual wine and cheese night and pair a variety of cheeses with a dry to sweet Riesling flight.
Korean braised short ribs, or galbi jjim, are the perfect warm food when you are hosting a dinner party or just want to feel cozy. Plus, check out the perfect wine pairings with this dish.
Today is International Merlot Day! What better way to celebrate than with a fun bottle of Merlot, here’s what we’re drinking.
Eating something sweet, savory or even spicy? There’s a Riesling that will perfectly pair with what you’re serving.
As you gather together with friends for a Thanksgiving feast, try this wine that hits all the marks for millenials looking have a wonderful Friendsgiving.
This is your guide to best Riesling wine pairings for Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter dinner parties and beyond.
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Experts suggest that the best time to eat the bivalve mollusks is during coolers months that have the letter ‘r’. So by this definition, we are officially in the thick of oyster season. Here are a few French wines from the Picpoul de Pinet region that are perfect with raw oysters and other shellfish.
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the ultimate wine for a tailgate. We were looking for a bottle that was not too aggressive, but could still stand up to burgers, chili, saucy appetizers and spicy wings. Here it is.
Take a virtual tour of one of Switzerland’s most stunning wineries, Spiezer Winery.
We’re celebrating the first official weekend of fall with these wines. Check out our picks that pair well with cool nights, heartier foods and warm spices.
Labor Day has come and gone and we are looking ahead to fall. We’re ready for a break from rosé and are opening these reds on cooler summer nights. End summer on a high note with these favorite red wines that will transition into fall.
Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles lies the city and wine region of Paso Robles that has been growing a diverse array of grapes from Bordeaux classics and to favorite American varietals since the 1790’s.
Dive into the world of Beaujolais wine with these fun serving and pairing tips.
If you love a quality Pinot Noir, you will love this Willamette Valley vineyard creating a five-course tasting that ebbs and flows perfectly, also known as a Pinot Noir crescendo.
Spend the weekend sipping on something new. We’re hailing Greek wines form the southeastern region known for growing the Savatiano grape. These white wines are the perfect expression to finish off the summer and take us into fall
If you enjoy California wines, chances are you have had a bottle from the Los Carneros region that straddles Sonoma and Napa. Here are some facts about the foggy wine region.
While in reality these Alto Adige wines are great throughout the year, these three grapes have tantalized our tastebuds this summer and are perfectly light and refreshing for the season.
During Focus on Chardonnay, the world’s finest Old World and New World Chardonnay producers come together to share winemaking expertise during their finale reunion.
Discover Greek wines of the Mediterranean that pair perfectly with fresh fish from the sea.
If you’re a red wine drinker through and through, but still want something cool on a hot summer day, these favorite chilled red wines are for you.
From Pinot Noirs to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County introduces the East Coast to what great premium quality wines taste like.
Cool down with these three white Portuguese wines that are perfect for easy summer sipping.
When it’s too hot out to think, this summer wine guide is here to save you the trouble. Cool down and relax with these refreshing summer sippers.
Here are five wines that we can’t get enough of so far this summer. Grab one or a few this weekend and let us know if you find a perfect patio pairing as you’re pouring. Bonus, each wine is less than $20 a bottle.
Looking for a wine that is perfect with smoky grilled meats, but isn’t too powerful for a hot summer day? Look no further. Check out this red wine served slightly chilled.
Check out these cool white wines that bring scents of a fresh-cut flower bouquet to your wine glass and your table. They’re delicious to sip all summer long.
We love wine, we love food, but sometimes we are in the mood for a glass that pairs with what we are doing not just what we are eating. Check out these three approachable wines that are great on their own, no food pairing needed.
Chill out this summer with this guide to cool oysters and crisp Chablis.