Tag: wine

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grilled Peach S’Mores

These grilled peach s’mores are assembled on a stick and easy to make over your next summer campfire. Pair with Moscato wine for a scrumptious treat.

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Five Wines to Drink this Weekend

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.

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Aperol Granita Cocktail

This recipe is based on the highly quaffable Italian aperitif made with Aperol and Prosecco garnished with a slice of orange. Aperol is very similar to Campari, but with a lower alcohol content and a slightly less bitter flavor.

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Five Influential Women in Wine

March is Women’s History Month. While no one needs a dedicated month to celebrate the past and present achievements of women, we are getting in the spirit by talking to five influential females in the world of wine.

Pairing Wine and Weeknight Dinners

Enjoy wine with your food any night of the week. It’s a Tuesday and you have delivery headed your way? Have no fear, this is what you should pair with it.

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New World Wines to Make You Forget Bordeaux

Sometimes a Bordeaux wine is the perfect bottle for the occasion. Other times, it feels like a bad ex that has left us feeling tired, bored or our wallets empty. To change things up, check out these new world wines that give the classics a run for their money.

Portuguese Wines to Drink in 2017

In case your healthy resolutions have fallen through, we have another idea for you that is fun and totally doable. Resolve to drink new grapes this year. Explore varietals that are new to you. For us, that means becoming more familiar with Portuguese grapes and their wines.

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