Which Wine to Pair with Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day wine pairings, presidential wines

Between riots, impeachment, and a national divide, you might be feeling like you need something substantial to get you through the 2021 Inauguration Day Circus. The right drink pairing for January 20th needs to be strong, bold-flavored, and American. California Cabernet Sauvignon When I was first studying wine, my teacher—a sassy General Manager at a […]

Best New Wine Regions – 2021 Edition

Best New Wine Regions, Tasmania, wine country

It wasn’t so long ago that Napa Valley was the wild, wild, West of the wine world. Vintage restaurant wine lists invariably showcased Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, and maybe some Mosel wine. It only took the infamous 1976 blind tasting in Paris to put Napa beside the world’s best wine regions. Our taste for wine ballooned to […]

Surprising Benefit of Red Wine

Benefit Of Wine, red wine, red wine and sex

A Sexy & Surprising Benefit of Red Wine Champagne may be the classic wine of romance, but if you’re looking to turn up the heat this Valentine’s Dy, this surprising benefit of red wine might set the mood. Health benefits of red wine include reduced cholesterol, lowered risk of heart disease, and decreased depression, but […]

Best Wine Pairing for Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies, cookies and wine, dessert wine pairings

Girl Scout Cookies season is an exciting time in America where we put off losing that holiday weight to indulge in some of favorite—and hard to come by—cookies. There’s no shame if an entrepreneurial eight-year-old convinced you to stock up on six or seven boxes of Thin Mints. You might be feeling so proud to […]

Super Bowl Snacks & Wine Pairings for Game Day

Super Bowl Snacks, wine pairings for super bowl

No matter which team you’re rooting for on America’s biggest game day, everyone wins with delicious Super Bowl snacks. Between queso, buffalo wings, sliders, chips, and more, there’s endless delectable options to choose from. Why not make this Super Bowl Sunday even tastier with the perfect wine pairings to match? Whether you crushed dry January or […]

Why Dry January Didn’t Work: Wine & Moderation

Dry January, alcohol free, new years resolution

Didn’t Make it Through Dry January? December’s cookies and cocktails lead to a bloated and exhausted January. The concept of Dry January is a pledge to stay sober for one month to start the year off on a healthier note. People report weight loss, clearer thinking, increased energy, and more. It all sounds rosy on […]

Best Gifts for a Wine Lover

Wine Lover Gifts, wine gifts

Finding the best gift for a wine lover is notoriously difficult. We are picky people who love something complex, intimidating, and totally subjective to taste. When my friends and family learned how much I love wine, I started to get all sorts of knick-knacks, trinkets, and random gifts (most famously a giant red high heel/wine […]

How To Drink In Moderation During The Holidays

Drink In Moderation, holiday celebration, wine for the holidays

It’s tough to drink in moderation during the holidays. From Halloween through New Year’s Eve, it’s constant celebrations with friends and family. Most of these occasions revolve around good food and good wine. We condone opening a nice bottle to celebrate, but it’s easy to get carried away during the fun (especially if you start […]

How Long Does Wine Stay Fresh? Plus Helpful Tools

Wine Stay Fresh, repour, coravin, wine preservation

How Long Does Wine Stay Fresh And which tools you can use to make your wine stay fresh longer Your favorite wine is tarting at you after a hard day at work. That glass of Pinot Noir would be perfect with the truffle pasta you’re making, but that little voice in your head pipes in […]

How Wine Price Per Bottle Is Determined

wine price, wine shop, wine portfolio, wine tasting

The wine in your bottle may have only cost $.50. This may sound like a rip-off, but of course, you’re not paying for the wine. You’re paying for the labor, the marketing, the transport, the taxes, and the bottle itself, which may cost more than the actual wine! Today we are going to explore how […]

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