Exploring the world of wine one glass at a time
Wine has the ability to bring people together, to make a regular weeknight meal special, and inspire conversations. It also has the ability to cause panic, overwhelm, and despair at the sheer number of choices.
We put so much pressure on ourselves to find the perfect wine and pair it with the perfect food and make everyone happy that we forget that wine is about celebration, love, friendship, and exploration.
That’s where The Sugar Vine comes in. We exist for one reason, and one reason only: to share wine with you in a fun and palate pleasing way. We seek to dispel the myth that there is one perfect wine for each occasion, or that certain wines can only pair with certain foods. We want to cut through the jargon and share information about wine with you in an uncomplicated, interesting manner. And most of all, we want you to HAVE FUN with wine.
Working for You
Whether you’re looking for education, entertainment, or some retail therapy, we’ve got you covered with the Wine Shop and Wine Press.
Wine Shop– The Wine Shop is your one stop source for wine gifts and accessories for yourself and for your favorite wine lover. We source high quality, beautiful, and functional items to enhance your enjoyment of wine, from soap to candles to charcuterie boards and bottle holders. We also share links to our favorite wine sources so you can try out the wines we share and let us know what you think.
Wine Press– Our online blog is all about keeping you informed on the wine world and everything related to it. We publish articles weekly with information, wine reviews, pairing ideas, and recipes just for you. Want to see an article on something specific? Let us know and we’ll get right on it!
Even though Jennifer is all about wine now, her journey did not start off well. On her 21st birthday she purchased a 4 pack of a not-to-be-named brand wine. After trying a small sip, she promptly spit it out and swore off wine forever, wondering why on earth anyone would drink the foul stuff. Fast forward 5 years to when she’s living in Virginia and attends a polo match and wine festival. That’s when Jennifer was introduced to the beauty and variety of good quality wine. She then began joining wine clubs and experimenting with different wines to learn about their characteristics.
A few years later, a fortunate accident with chardonnay and cookie butter led to the creation of The Sugar Vine. Jennifer wasn’t a huge fan of Chardonnay, but realized the flavor and texture completely changed for the better when combined with rich, cinnamon and nutmeg filled cookie butter. She wanted to share the excitement of discovering new wines and food pairings with everyone, so the blog was born. A long-time baker and dessert lover, Jennifer just couldn’t believe that wine and dessert didn’t pair well together, so she started playing around with pairings. She quickly discovered that, while finding the perfect pairing for a dessert can be challenging, it is possible to pair desserts with dry wines.
After a few years of focusing primarily on wine and dessert pairings, Jennifer expanded the scope of The Sugar Vine to include savory pairings and more in-depth articles on the wine world. In November 2019, the shop was born to help you get fully immersed in wine. We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience and fulfill all of your wine needs, so check back often.
For more on The Sugar Vine, check out our feature in Voyage Houston.
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