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  • A Toast to Endless Possibilities!

    A Toast to Endless Possibilities!

    From familiar blends to (perhaps new) varietal wines, whether sparkling to still, wines of Germany and Bordeaux are perfect for holiday celebrations.

  • What’s in a wine name? It all depends on where the wine and grapes are from.

    What’s in a wine name? It all depends on where the wine and grapes are from.

    How many times have you stared at the label on a bottle of wine and thought: Why can’t I understand anything I’m reading? You are not alone! Every country has its own set of rules and regulations, and then some regions have their own rules, too, making it ever-more complicated. Basically, wines are labeled in…

  • Support Local Wine Retailers!

    Support Local Wine Retailers!

    The benefits of cultivating a relationship with your go-to wine shop are many.

  • Warming Up to New Possibilities!

    Warming Up to New Possibilities!

    Refreshing wines from Bordeaux and Germany are hiding in plain sight and waiting to be discovered.

  • Celebrating Carefree Sipping al Fresco!

    Celebrating Carefree Sipping al Fresco!

    The season of open-air concerts, festivals and gatherings is upon us, and with it comes a laid-back approach to enjoying wines in the spirit of celebration, relaxation and discovery.

  • Matters of Taste

    Matters of Taste

    You don’t have to be a professional sommelier to discern the nuances and differences in wine, rather just a bit of concentration, an open mind… and an open mouth.

  • Do You Choose Wines Seasonally?

    Do You Choose Wines Seasonally?

    While it might not be a thing to plan which wines to enjoy according to the calendar, many of us do it without even realizing we’re doing exactly that. Think about: At the height of Summer, when it’s super hot—and perhaps even humid, depending on where you live—we literally crave acidity for refreshment, and reach…

  • Delicious Wines to Support Great Retailers

    Delicious Wines to Support Great Retailers

    Buying wine can be intimidating, especially when you’re not even sure what you’re looking for. Perhaps you enjoyed a glass of something ethereal with friends at a party or at a restaurant, but you can’t find it at your local retailer.

  • Whether the weather

    Whether the weather

    Wherever you live in the US it’s getting warmer, which means it’s time to lighten up our wine choices with delicious choices from Germany and Bordeaux.

  • Where are the Women in the Wine?

    Where are the Women in the Wine?

    In an article published in Wine Spectator in 1999 entitled “Where Are the Women?,” executive editor Thomas Matthews lamented the lack of diversity in practically every facet of the wine industry. Amazingly, 20 years later the answer to his question is: Everywhere.

  • Rose and Clairet All Day, Every Day?

    Rose and Clairet All Day, Every Day?

    There was a time, not long ago, when American wine shop owners would tell customers—perhaps in January or February—that it wasn’t quite rosé season yet. “You should come back in the spring,” they’d say, adding (if they were doing their jobs), “but let me show you some lighter reds to tide you over!” Not anymore.…

  • Visit Germany and Bordeaux like a pro

    Visit Germany and Bordeaux like a pro

    Visiting a wine region is one of the most magical experiences someone can have. Surrounded by the vines, seeing how the wine is made, tasting the wine right from the barrel, it’s easy to see how someone can be so in love with wine. The beauty of exploring wine regions is that once you leave…