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Our Take on “Proper” Stemware

Our Take on “Proper” Stemware I’m in the process of shopping for a new set of stemware for my personal collection. While you can drink wine effectively from a red solo cup or a $150 crystal Riedel, sorry, the aromas just aren’t quite the same (Ah yes, I detect a slight bouquet of plastic…). I’ve…

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7 Tips for Winning with Wine This Thanksgiving

7 Tips for Winning with Wine This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is special. How nice to have a major holiday that, instead of revolving around gift giving, revolves around sharing and caring. Surely, you never feel overwhelmed by the pressures of cooking, and, heaven forbid, selecting the perfect wine. Right?! Well, if presenting your guests with your…

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Open Sesame: What Openers Do the Pros Use?

Open Sesame: What Openers Do the Pros Use? In my wine 101 workshops, I say the first step in tasting wine is “see.” And with a harmonic chorus of ohhs and ahhs, we all look at the wine in our glasses and discuss what we observe. There’s only one problem: Technically, I lied. The first step is…

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Gasp! Stemless Glassware?!

Gasp! Stemless Glassware?! Stemless glassware is all the rage these days – up there with pumpkin-spice lattes, man buns, yoga pants, and kale chips. Meanwhile, the wine enthusiasts of the world have warned us that touching the bowl of the glass leaves visually impairing smudges and warms the wine, and that’s, well, BAD. So the minimalist-glassware…

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Introduction to the Art of Aeration

woman holding glass of red wine

Introduction to the Art of Aeration   Swirling. Is that really a thing? Here’s what we have to say about wine aeration. See other posts related to: Accessories | Tasting First Name*Last NameEmail* Be sure to double-check your spelling! This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Meet us in Santa…

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