Tag: wine

Wines to Pair with Favorite Spring and Summer Foods

Fresh vegetables are abound, the grills are fired up. It’s the best time of the year for outdoor get-togethers. We checked in with Belinda Chang, a knowledgeable sommelier to map out the ultimate wine pairings for the season.

Discovering the Wine Country of Chile

Most wine and food lovers know where to head for great bottles of wine in France and Italy and we are all familiar with hearing about wine country in the States. But do you know much about Chilean wine? Join us as we’re discovering wine country of Chile.

Westmount: Oregon’s Winery that is Adventurous, Not Pretentious

So many times we have fallen for a particular bottle of wine not only because of what is inside, but because of the circumstances in which we are sipping it. Westmount understands this and makes wines that are unpretentious, are ready to adventure and help you explore the style of Oregon no matter how far you are.

Biondi-Santi: The Wine to Start Your Cellar Collection

If you’re anything like us, most wines you buy, you drink within that same year. But if you’re thinking about starting a cellar as an investment or for your own personal enjoyment, here’s a wine you should start with.

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Heads Up Francophiles: Get to Know the Rhône Valley with Wine

We love exploring the different regions of France, but it’s not in the budget to visit as often as we’d like. We’re taking a more affordable approach and exploring different areas of France through wine. Check out this guide as we explore the Rhône Valley, producing affordable, food-friendly Côtes du Rhône wines.

A Holiday Wine Tasting Cart

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.

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The American Dream Winery: Mi Sueño

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.

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How to Host a Wine Scavenger Hunt

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.

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Wine Gifting 101

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.

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Festive Brunch: Hearty Winter Quiche and Wine

This Hearty Winter Quiche is the perfect dish to serve at a holiday wine party or festive brunch. With a crust made with grits and a sweet potato, sausage, collard greens filling, this quiche can be made in advance. Looking for wines to pair with this hearty entree? The Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Pinot Noir and the Cutrer Chardonnay sip smoothly and offer variety for a crowd, too.

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The Wines of Paso Robles

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.