Wine

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.

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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.

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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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When to Splurge on Bubbles

Sometimes an affordable bottle of Champagne is appropriate, other times it isn’t. Here’s when we like to splurge and a favorite bottle that fits the bill.

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.

Hygge: Cozy Wines that Bring Us Joy

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.

Wines for a New Year’s Eve Crowd

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.

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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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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftovers Pizza

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.

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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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French Wines to Drink During Oyster Season

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.

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The Best Wine for a Tailgate

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.

Red Wines for the End of Summer

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.

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.