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Wine 101 / September 27, 2019

Wines to Fall for this Season

The days are getting shorter, cool temperatures are movingin and we’re pulling the last veggies from the garden. While we’re sad to seesummer fade, it’s time to toast to sweater weather!Just like the changes we’re making to our wardrobes, we’retrading our…

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Wine 101 / July 3, 2019

Time to Drink Pink!

National Rosé Day is this Saturday, June 8…

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Entertain/Food, Wine 101 / April 17, 2019

Malbec World Day 2019

Today we raise our glass in a toast to the little grape we love from below the Equator that has made a big splash across the globe. Cheers to Malbec World Day! Why we love this wine: Malbec is a full-bodied red wine known for smoky, dark fruit flavors…

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Wine 101 / February 28, 2019

Women in Wine History – Facts About the Champagne Widows

Champagne and sparkling wines have become staples during themost celebratory times in our lives. However, this may have not been the case withouta few key women in wine history. To kick of Women’s History Month, we’recelebrating the women who shaped the wine world– the women…

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Wine 101 / February 14, 2019

Founding Wine Sister Honored

Wine Enthusiast awarded our founding Wine Sister, Terry Wheatley, with the 2018 Wine Star Innovator of the Year award earlier this year in Miami, FL. Throughout her career, Terry launched wine brands that you see here on our site, including Middle Sister, Girl & Dragon, Purple Cowboy and Bar Dog…

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Entertain/Food, Wine 101 / January 22, 2019

Wine Calorie Guide

Now that holiday celebrations are over, we’re planning on making a few changes… starting with our diet. Over the years, we’ve learned that small changes can make an impact in the way we feel. We’ve also learned that wine can be incorporated into our diets, even if…

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Style, Wine 101 / December 27, 2017

New Year’s Wine Resolutions

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. LewisNew Year’s resolutions… everyone’s got ‘em, but how many really keep ‘em? Whether it’s more planning and less procrastinating, or finally cleaning out that Tupperware drawer, most resolutions simply…

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Wine 101 / August 31, 2017

Cheers to Cabernet Day!

Cabernet Sauvignon is planted all over the world. Known for big, rich flavor, this dry wine is California’s most successful grape varietal. Due to strength of its tannins, Cabernet Sauvignon ages beautifully.Where is the Cabernet?Best known and grown in Napa Valley, Paso Robles and Sonoma’s Alexander…

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Wine 101 / April 12, 2017

Toast to Malbec World Day!

April 17 marks Malbec World Day – a day to celebrate a magical little grape, with roots set far south of the equator. Like the beat of the Tango, this Argentine native will dance its way into your heart with its variety of pairing options and great value.A few of…

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Wine 101 / March 1, 2017

Grape to Glass: Your Magic – How to Enjoy Wine

It’s time to enjoy!Aging wine in the bottle is also called cellaring. If you’ve brought a bottle home and you’re storing it in a dark, cool place, you’re aging your wine. In pop culture, it seems like old wine is always better wine – but truthfully…

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Wine 101 / January 19, 2017

Grape to Glass: Bottling

After the winemaker feels like the wine is complete, it’s time to bottle the wine for distribution.TimingWine ages in two different ways. Aerobically – that’s when it’s fermenting in the tank, completing the chemical changes that take it from grape juice to wine.  Wine also ages…

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Wine 101 / January 12, 2017

Grape to Glass: Barreling and Aging

History of barrelingAfter we stored our wine in clay pots and before we kept wine in glass bottles, most wines were stored and sold in barrels.  Although we no longer store and transport wine in bottles, we’ve become accustomed to the flavors that barrel storage brings to the…

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