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Make Your Winter a Little Warmer

Make Your Winter a Little Warmer

As the nights turn colder, we start craving warm, comforting foods and drinks- hot lava cake, warm apple pie, cider, hot cocoa, and mulled wine. Mulled wine is a classic, hot spiced wine made around the holidays (or anytime someone needs something warm and...

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October is…Wine Month

October is…Wine Month

Wow. October is a very popular month for celebrating wine. Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Sonoma County all celebrate wine month in October. To honor the month, today we're going to talk a little about what makes wines from each location special. First up, we'll...

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How to “Get Into” Wine

How to “Get Into” Wine

One of the most common questions I get is how to "get into" wine. There's something about wine that's intimidating to people. Maybe it's the number of options in even a small wine section at the store, or the way a small group of people have made it seem like only...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The Sugar Vine is taking the day off to spend with our loved ones, but we wanted to take a moment to THANK YOU for your support this year. We wouldn?t be here without you and we are so grateful that you trust us to help you come up with amazing dessert and wine pairings to share with your friends and family. We?ll be back on Monday with another great wine post. Until then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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20 Delicious Ways to use Leftover Halloween Candy

20 Delicious Ways to use Leftover Halloween Candy

Some people may dread November 1st because that?s when they (or their kids) will want to eat all the candy in the house. I look forward to it because?I get to eat all the leftover candy. If you?re like me, the beginning of November is great- there?s the leftover candy at your own house, there?s the candy people take to work to get it away from their kids, there?s the discounted candy at the grocery store?life is good. But if you fear your kids on yet another candy fueled sugar high, don?t worry. I have a round-up of some of the best recipes to use up the leftover Halloween candy. Make a couple of these recipes and you won?t have another piece of candy to contend with, and you?ll have some great desserts to eat at home or share with friends!

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Virginia Wine Month

Virginia Wine Month

Happy Virginia Wine Month! Yes, October is Texas?s wine month but the month also belongs to Virginia. You know what?s funny? While I?m a Texan through and through, I did live in Virginia for 4 years, so I kind of like that the two states share a wine month. In fact, Virginia is where I really started exploring wine. I got it in my head one day to check out a polo tournament and wine festival being held in The Plains. I have no idea why this sounded like fun- I wasn?t a huge fan of wine and I knew nothing about polo, but I went. And tried all kinds of wine from dozens of wineries. There was strawberry wine, chocolate wine, pepper wine (hottest thing ever!), viognier, cabernet franc, petit verdot, and many others. I enjoyed quite a few of them and my eyes were officially opened to the wonderful world of wine. I also watched polo for the first time, which was pretty fun even though I had no clue what was happening.

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