Languedoc Day: Four Unique Wines from the Languedoc Region

It’s a great day to have a glass of wine, especially since May 25th is also known as Languedoc Day. Check out our unique picks of wines to drink from the Languedoc region for the holiday.

Sidebar: California Wines We’re Inviting to the Barbecue

Backyard barbecue season is in full swing and Sidebar has two bottles we are loving for the occasion. Check out the California wines we’re inviting to al fresco sessions this season.

Wine Tips for a Memorial Day Backyard Barbecue

Not sure what to serve, what to pair and how much to have on hand? Check out these wine tips for a Memorial Day backyard barbecue or all of your summer get togethers.

Farmhouse: Making Wine with Nature, Not In Spite of It

Created by the team at Cline Cellars, Farmhouse is a new wine label that is stunning, smooth and clean. It’s made with the earth in mind, working with nature, using sustainable practices and even sheep and goats to do the weeding.

Vinho Verde: The Wine to Drink This Spring

Celebrate spring with fresh air, fresh foods and vibrant Vinho Verde wines.

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.

Tasting Wines from the Oldest Family-Owned Winery in Marche, Italy

Garofoli is a winery in Marche, Italy and has been producing wine since 1871. We tried two of their bottles to see if they lived up to the hype. Here’s what we thought.

The Best Wines to Pair with your Farmers’ Market Haul

So you went to your local Farmers’ Market and came back with quite the haul of seasonal foods. Here are the wines to pair with the fresh dishes you’ll make with all of it.

Easy Prosecco Cocktails with 5 Ingredients or Less

Whether you’re making a drink just for you and a friend or for a whole party crowd, check out these easy Prosecco cocktails that call for just five common ingredients.

The Perfect Wine for Each Kind of Picnic

From a casual afternoon on a blanket, to a full spread with all your friends in a park, here are the perfect picnic wines for each situation.

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.

Perfect Wine Pairings with Easter Brunch Foods

Spring is here! And with the new season comes holidays that celebrate new beginnings. We wouldn’t want to leave wine out of these celebrations, so check out these favorite foods paired with Cavit wines that are perfect for Easter or any brunch this season. We take our brunching seriously!

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine with a Hint of Whiskey

While bourbon barrel-aged wine is becoming more of a sought-after item today, it was once an oddity. We have a taste of the most recent release from the winery that started it all.

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.

Sonoma Valley Women Who are Changing the Landscape of Food and Wine

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating women in the food and wine world of Sonoma Valley that are leading movements and changing the business landscape in a delicious way.

Two Wines to Help You Think Spring

The countdown is on, spring is officially days away. To set the mood, we’re sharing two wines that are helping us think spring.

Ultimate Spring Pasta and Wine Dinner

To truly celebrate the new season, we’ve teamed up with Cavit wines to bring you a feast of pastas that are fit for spring and paired with the perfect bottles of wine.

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.

Blood Red Blend: Our Thoughts on The Walking Dead Wine

What happens when a wine is made more as a gimmick, with the focus being on the label and bottle and trying to attract diehard fans? We let you know our thoughts on the newest Walking Dead wine.

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.

Perfect Wines to Pair with Each of Your Favorite Pastas

Ever wonder what wine to pair with your pasta? The trick is to focus on the sauce rather than the pasta. Here are five favorite pasta recipes and delicious wines to match.

4 Wine Tips and Parings that are Actually Doable

Here are some of our favorite wine pairings and tips that can actually be accomplished last minute or on a weeknight. Check out these ideas matched up with Sicilian wines.

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.

The Wines of Emilia-Romagna

The world of Italian wines is vast. Discover just at up the iceberg and read about the wines of Emilia-Romagna.

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.

A Chardonnay for Mom and Everyone Else, Too

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.

New Year, New Wine: Spice Up Your Wine Drinking with Alto Adige

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.

New Years Resolutions: Pairing Fresh Foods with Wines

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.

Snow Day-Ready Food and Wine Pairings

The next time you are snowed in, cozy up with these comfort food recipes paired with perfect wines.

A Shiny Way to Ring in the New Year: Sterling Vineyards

Sterling Vineyards has introduced their first two sparkling wines just in time for your New Year’s celebrations.

Favorite French Winter Dishes Paired with Côtes de Bordeaux Wines

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.

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.

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.

Too Busy to Cook? Pairing Wine and Takeout

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.

Holiday Entertaining: The Perfect Appetizer for Every Taste

From classic to bold, casual to fun, check out these appetizer and wine pairings. There’s a perfect appetizer for every taste and guest.

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

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.

Printable Wine Gift Tags for the Holidays

The printable wine gift tags are the perfect greeting for all your gifts. Just print, cut and make your next wine present more festive.

DIY Wine Glass Charms

Hosting this holiday season? Check out how to make your very own wine glass charms so each guest can keep track of their glass.

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.

The Perfect End-of-Fall Picnic

Soak up the last rays of fall sunshine with these tips to planning and packing a fall picnic.

Fall Picnic Happy Hour

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.

Winter Wine Picnic with Chicken and Bean Soup

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.

How to Host an Indian-Style Vegetarian Holiday Dinner Paired with Wine

Hosting a holiday dinner? Think outside the box and serve up a flavorful, cozy Indian-Style vegetarian holiday dinner paired perfectly with wine.

Getting Off the Grid and Outdoors 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.

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.

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.

Refreshing the Palate: Crisp Italian White Wines and Heavy Fall Foods

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.

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.

Champagne to Prosecco: Sparkling Wines for all Celebrations

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.

How to Gift Wine Like a Pro

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.

Hosting a Wine and Cheese Night: Riesling Edition

Switch up your usual wine and cheese night and pair a variety of cheeses with a dry to sweet Riesling flight.

The Wine for International Merlot Day

Today is International Merlot Day! What better way to celebrate than with a fun bottle of Merlot, here’s what we’re drinking.

There’s a Riesling for That

Eating something sweet, savory or even spicy? There’s a Riesling that will perfectly pair with what you’re serving.

Pasta and Wild Boar Meatballs with Abruzzo Wine

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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.

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.

Spiezer Winery in Switzerland

Take a virtual tour of one of Switzerland’s most stunning wineries, Spiezer Winery.

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.

How to Up Your Beaujolais Wine Game

Dive into the world of Beaujolais wine with these fun serving and pairing tips.

A Five-Course Wine Tasting: The Pinot Noir Crescendo

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.