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How to Pick the Best Wine for Date Night

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, many couples enjoy dinners out during the month of February. Whether you plan on indulging in a buttery steak or freshly caught seafood, you’ll need a bottle of wine to complete your meal. Not only does a glass of wine enhance the flavors in foods, but also it lightens the mood and makes date nights a bit more fun! Below you’ll find the best tips for choosing the perfect wine for date night.  Start with the food What’s on the menu? It’s typically easier...

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Wine and Food Pairing 101: Preparing You for Your Wine Country Visit

Pairing wine is like learning a foreign language. Not only do you need to know the various types of wines and grapes out there, but you also need to understand their flavor undertones, regions, and what foods they work best with. While it takes years to become a true sommelier (including a formal education), here are a few beginner-friendly tips so that you can pick up great bottles of wine and bring them home for your taste fest: Chardonnay: Chardonnays are dry wines, but some have a vanilla...

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Cool Summer Wines

When you are pairing wines with your favorite summer dish, a good rule of thumb is to pair color when you don’t know much about wine. Red meats go well with red wines because they both embody a robust flavor. White wines go best with white meats, like fresh fish. However, if you want to go a step further, take a look at some of the best ways to pair summer wines with your favorite summer dishes.   Italian Sangiovese: This red wine pairs perfectly with just about any kind of red or smoked...

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Which Wines Should I Buy for Thanksgiving?

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday menu. If you plan on hosting the feast, you’ll need to decide which types of wines pair well with your menu. If you plan on attending as a guest, bringing a bottle of wine is a nice gesture. The typical Thanksgiving menu is elaborate, so how do you choose which types of wine you should bring? Here is a rundown of the various wine selections that are available for the fall holiday. The Whites Chardonnay is one of...

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