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Typical Wine Journey for Consumers

Typical Wine Journey for Consumers

Ever feel like you’re the only one who doesn’t have deep wine knowledge? Truth is the majority of wine consumers are overwhelmed by wine. There are so many options it’s hard to know where to begin. I recently spoke with a friend who enjoys wine […]

The Great American Wine Tasting Debate

The Great American Wine Tasting Debate

Debate season is in full swing for the 2020 Presidential election so why not spice it up and have an American Wine Tasting Debate party?! There is no better time to celebrate all that America has to offer, including great wine. A Little Presidential Wine […]

5 Secret Tips to Understand Wine

5 Secret Tips to Understand Wine

It can be very overwhelming to understand wine. You walk into the local wine shop to buy wine for your dinner party. You want to impress your friends with a wine that pairs deliciously with the meal, but where do you start? Most of the […]

How to Pair Chardonnay Like a Sommelier

How to Pair Chardonnay Like a Sommelier

Pairing Chardonnay with a meal isn’t always as straightforward as we’d like. Sure it’s easy enough to know that Chardonnay pairs with chicken but what if it’s a spicy Thai chicken or what if it has a mushroom sauce or a mango sauce, does it […]

Best Summer Wine Tasting Themes that Delight

Best Summer Wine Tasting Themes that Delight

Energize your next party with these creative wine tasting themes. It’s a great way to keep learning about wine and having some creative fun at the same time. And your friends will love it! These wine themes are centered around the wine itself, focusing on […]

Champagne & Fried Chicken – Something to Celebrate!

Champagne & Fried Chicken – Something to Celebrate!

On a recent visit to Houston, Texas my husband and I visited a restaurant that celebrates fine bubbles with finger-lickin’ chicken. It’s called Max’s Wine Dive. It was such a fun experience. Why does Champagne makes us feel like we need to be pretentious? This […]

Best Wine and Snacks for Your Painting and Wine Class

Best Wine and Snacks for Your Painting and Wine Class

Aren’t these painting and wine places fun! I love the creativity and, of course, enjoying wine while you create is the best. Only problem is…I only have so many walls to put these paintings on. I suppose I could rotate the artwork and freshen up […]

Amazing Women and Their Inspiring Quotes about Wine

Amazing Women and Their Inspiring Quotes about Wine

Let’s celebrate women in wine during this month dedicated to women with some classy wine quotes from some classy women! I’ve assembled some quotes from women who have been inspired by wine in one way or another. These women critique the wine, write about it, […]

These Women in Wine are Trailblazers to Watch

These Women in Wine are Trailblazers to Watch

Women in wine are making great strides with more female winemakers than ever before. However, of the nearly 4,000 wineries in California, about 10% of them have a woman as their lead winemaker.* Making strides into this male-dominated industry has to start somewhere. Here are […]

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

The key to a successful wine and chocolate pairing is to make sure the wine is sweeter than the chocolate. Otherwise, the wine can have a bitter flavor. Pair a lighter flavored chocolate with a lighter wine and a bolder flavored chocolate with a fruitier, […]