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Wine Really is Good For You!

There really are health benefits to drinking wine if you drink it in moderation. But let’s be honest, the definition of moderation probably is way less than most of us drink. So sadly, a bottle-a-night or an afternoon of tailgating, is not moderately drinking. According to the Dietary Guidelines for 2015, moderate consumption is: One drink…
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A Harvest of Great Sips

It’s harvest season around many parts of the country, which makes October the perfect time to go wondering around the vineyards. And there are plenty of events that allow you to get out, enjoy the fall harvest and taste some great wines before the very last grapes are brought in. Yorktown Wine Festival, Yorktown, Virginia,…
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Great Bordeaux Wines for Around $25!

The 2014 Cru Bourgeois du Médoc wines were released on September 20, 2016. These are specially-selected Bordeaux wines, priced around $25, so run – don’t walk – to your local wine shop. Bordeaux wines often come with a mystic and an assumption that they are uber expensive. Because many are. Wines from the Chateaus which…
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5 Questions with Winemaker, Rob Mondavi, Jr.

He has one of the most iconic last names in the wine world, and yet fourth-generation Napa Valley winemaker, Rob Mondavi, Jr. made sure he got out of the family vineyard and learned on his own before returning to work with them. So he hosted mountain bike tours after college; he worked in sales at…
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Happy #GrenacheDay

We think everyday should be a wine holiday. So when there’s actually an official day on the calendar, we have to break out the party hats. The third Friday in September is #GrenacheDay, which is perfect timing because this wine works so great with all your fall dishes like mac and cheese, chili and all…
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Wines for Your Tailgate!

All of this football talk makes us think of our favorite part of the game – the tailgate! There is not much better than outdoor drinking and eating! But we find it slightly funny when people ask which wines pair with tailgate food. Really? When was the last time you were at a tailgate where…
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From the Football Field to the Vineyards!

Football season is here! And while you know that many of your game-watching friends are now drinking wine — instead of beer — during the games (yay!), you may not have known that a few NFL players and coaches are actually making wine when they’re not on the field. Many of their wines are not…
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Travel to Chile and Find Tons of Value!

With Fall approaching the red wine drinkers start to get all excited! Cooler weather often equates to a nice big glass of red wine. So in our constant quest to help you find value, we traveled again. This time to Chile. The coastal country is making some great wines at amazing prices. And here are…
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