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Etiquette Q & A: Wine Gifting

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The holidays are here. For most of us, that means dinner with family, friends, and co-workers. Some are for fun; some are mandatory, and others are plain old tedious energy sucking events. Regardless, it’s time to put on a smile and your best manners (because Santa is always watching). Maneuvering the world of dinner party etiquette can be tricky, especially when it comes to wine gifting. So, today…

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Celebrate Int’l Tempranillo Day – Raise a Glass and Your Wine IQ

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I was browsing through my Pinterest today, and I found a great little pin from our friends at Wine Folly. It’s a calendar infographic with “certain” holidays marked for us. I had no idea there were fifteen (YES! FIFTEEN!) holidays designated to wines. This is the best news I’ve heard in a long time, well besides the day I found out there was a National Doughnut Day  –…

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10 Tips to a Better Chicken Stock

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  Many people swoon over the smell of fresh-baked cookies and apple pie, but my downfall is a pot of homemade chicken stock that’s been simmering on the stove all day. The savory aromas wrap around me like a comforting blanket. Actually, I think it’s true for everyone in the house because there is always someone in the pot trying…

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How to Make Perfectly Sweet Iced Tea

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Ahh, sweet tea – the beverage of choice for a true Southerner (Well, Bud Light and Mountain Dew too but we will save that discussion for a different day). The funny thing about sweet tea though is that no one likes it the same way. There’s a tug of war battle between those that like it barely sweet and those that need a milkshake straw…

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Chill Out – A Lesson on Wine Temperature

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Sitting here thinking, I can definitely say there are two types of wine drinkers. Red and white, duh. Alright, actually three, because the sweet Moscato drinkers are a crazy breed of their own. But we will cover them in a minute. For now, it’s all about me. I fall into the white wine group. There is something very refreshing about…

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You Got Corked!

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Let me set the scene. You over slept this morning. You spilled your coffee when the dog clobbered you with his muddy paws. You make it to work just in time to catch a snide remark from your boss. Then, on your way home, Mr. Policeman uses his blue lights to remind you that the speed limit is only 60 mph. It’s been a…

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