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3 Fun Summer Reads

There’s something about the beach and the summer that makes you want to pick up a book. And if you’re so inclined, why not pick up a book about wine?! There are a bunch of good ones out but here are three we loved! If you’re reading something awesome — let us know! We’ll start…
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Happy 20th Anniversary Kosta Browne!

Kosta Browne is celebrating 20 years of award-winning Pinot Noir. And while they are making a few changes to keep the brand booming, the quality of the wines is still above par. It all started back in 1997 when Dan Kosta and Michael Browne worked at a restaurant together and one day decided they wanted…
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Your Must-Have Outdoor Wine Accessories

With the unofficially kick-off to the summer behind us, we are officially stoked to start drinking al fresco. But whether you’re drinking at the beach, a music festival, or even in your own backyard, finding a place to put your wine glass when you’re outside is always a dilemma. Thankfully, there are some great accessories…
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5 Questions with Dennis Cakebread

With today being the anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, where California wines finally beat out the French in a blind tasting, we couldn’t help but think of some of the Napa Valley’s founding families. From the Barretts of Chateau Montelena, who’s white wine won in Paris, to the Mondavis, the Wagners of Caymus, the…
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Transport Yourself to South Africa at Your Next BBQ

South Africa has a such long history of winemaking — and yet it practically seems new to many of us because — finally — their wines are showing up on your favorite wine lists and at your local shops. Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, South Africa has been making wine for over 350…
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Pick a Rosé to Match Mom’s Mood

It’s no secret we love Rosé here at The Sip. We’ll sip it with everything from brunch to the beach to a Super Bowl party. So it should come as no surprise that we’re probably going to pour it on Mother’s Day (which is this Sunday if you still haven’t gotten Mom a gift yet!).…
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Thank the Volcanoes for this Greek Summer White

In your search for the perfect summertime wine, please make sure you try a white wine made from the Assyrtiko (ahs-SEER-tee-koh) grape. We’ve mentioned about this Greek grape before but its absolutely worth repeating. Assyrtiko can be found in many parts of Greece but the island of Santorini is most associated it. Santorini is in…
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The Ultimate Wine-Loving Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 14th, so it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get the woman who raised you. And if you don’t live close to her and need to send something, then you really need to get on this. But we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled the ultimate gift guide…
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