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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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20 Budget Friendly Gifts for the Wine Lover

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I absolutely love Christmas shopping. I can spend hours wandering the store with no goal in mind. Unfortunately, without a plan I usually either 1.) spend way too much on a gift, 2.) leave the store empty handed or 3.) buy something I’m not happy with and think, “Well, this is good enough.” This year though, I’m prepared. I’ve gathered…

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Food & Wine Crossword Challenge

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Isn’t it funny how something can be both relaxing and curse word inducing at the same time. That’s how I feel about crossword puzzles – or any type of game for that matter. I love playing games, but they remind me that I’m not the super brain I think I am (shh… don’t tell my husband). Oddly, though, I’m not…

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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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