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Corks vs Screw Cap: Should you judge a wine by its closure?

One of the most frequently asked questions is whether a cork is better than a screw cap? Many ask if screw caps are just for cheap wines? These are very valid questions as corks have been the historical preference since the 1400’s. One is not better, and screw caps are certainly not just for cheap

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5 reasons to drink Rieslings this summer

There is no better way to celebrate the summer than with a bottle of Riesling. Rieslings are the perfect thirst-quenching summer wines. The wines are crisp and light with high acidity, making Rieslings perfect for warm temperatures. It is an ethereal aromatic white grape variety that is grown in cool climates around the globe, with Germany

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The best ways to store and serve wines

To present wines at their best potential, it is vital to store the wines in the right conditions and then serve them at the optimal temperatures. Taking these extra measures will ensure that you are flaunting the wine’s most stellar qualities in regards to the bouquet, tastes, tannins, and the wine’s own unique characteristics. There

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Everything you need to know about Prosecco

Prosecco is America’s favorite bubbly. Over the last five years Prosecco’s popularity has exploded.  It is fresh, crisp, fruity, and light. A drink to be enjoyed practically any time of the day, from Sunday brunch to an afternoon aperitif, to happy hour, or the perfect wine with dinner. Here is everything you need to know about

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5 Wines To Drink In 2020

We all love our Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons, and all too often they are our standard go-to wines. In 2020, make a resolution to be fun and adventurous and expand your palate.  Taste, drink and celebrate with these fun exciting wines that you all know but are not quite sure you should try. Enjoy the

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Pair these wines with your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of an extended period of parties and celebrations. It is a time of year that brings together family and friends from near and far to celebrate just being together and being grateful. So by now, your menu is set, your tablescape planned, your centerpiece in place. With just a few days

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How to throw an epic wine tasting party

We are fast approaching the holiday season, and so now is the perfect time to think about holiday entertaining. Consider hosting a wine tasting party for your next gathering. Wine tasting is a fun elegant way to jazz up any party, whatever the season. So go ahead and send out the invites and follow these simple

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Yes, you can chill red wine. 

Yes, you can chill red wine. There, I said it. We are in that transitional period, where it is warm enough that we still want to sip on something cool and chilled, yet we see autumn just around the corner, and want to transition to a wine with a bit more weight. So go ahead and pop

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