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Fun White House Wine Facts

With tons of folks pilgrimaging down to Washington, D.C. for the Big Day, we couldn’t help but wonder about the wine habits of our previous Presidents. Because let’s be clear, they drank — and drank a lot. And while we don’t want to send you back to History class, there are a bunch of fun…
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Your Superstitious Friday the 13th Wines

Happy Friday the 13th! There are a myriad of reasons why Friday the 13th is considered one of the unluckiest days of the year, but we don’t buy into any of them. Actually, we think its super fun and another great reason to try some new wines. And if you’re really feel like amping up…
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The Age of Bulgaria: Try Their Wines

Our weekly tip from last week’s email was to explore the wine world and try wines from totally unexpected countries. Well how about Bulgaria? Yes, Bulgaria. Would you believe that Bulgaria actually has been making wine as far back as the Thracians? That’s like 9,000 years ago. Really. And in the 1980’s, they were the…
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New Year, New Wine Words!

Now that much of the drinking has slowed down, let’s take advantage of that sobriety and continue to add to our vocab list. So new year, new words. And as always, if there are any descriptors that you want included — send them on! Crémant A French sparkling wine that is not made in the…
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Charles Smith: The Forrest Gump of Wine

Charles Smith is a self-taught winemaker with a head of hair that would make Sammy Hagar proud. He has 51 wines under his watchful eye, including the five he recently sold to Constellation Brands for approximately $120 million. “I started out with a borrowed $5,000 and an Astro van and someone writes you a check…
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Great Sips for the New Year

We hope that one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get out and enjoy more sips (it’s definitely one of ours)! And thankfully, there are tons of opportunities to do that this month. Uncorked Food & Wine Festival, Key Largo, Florida, January 5-15 Enjoy 10 days of wine and food with over 25 wineries…
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Use White Wine Glasses for Your Bubbly

It’s all about the bubbly this time of year! And whether its Champagne, Prosecco, Cava or a effervescent Rosé, pour what makes you happy. But there’s often a question of which glass to serve it in. And while it’s probably best served in a white wine glass, the evolution of how we got there is…
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Best Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

The days leading up to the holidays seem to disappear and we always end up with last-minute gift-shopping. But we’re here to help! If your wine lover already has the good basics or you just need some stocking stuffers, below are a few super-fun eleventh-hour little gifts. And many of these gifts are around $20…
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