Wine Education Articles

New Year’s Wine Resolutions

It’s the new year and you know what that means: time to make resolutions about being healthier, working out more, saving money, and keeping the house clean. These resolutions are all great, but, frankly, there’s a reason most resolutions are broken by February:...

How to Solve Any Holiday Problem With Wine

Wine is basically a miracle worker. Any problem that comes your way can be solved by wine in sufficient quantities when used strategically. Here are three situations you’re likely to run into during the holidays and how to get out of them with the help of this helpful...

3 Wines to Drink through Thanksgiving

November has arrived! Here in Houston the weather has been fantastic, with cool mornings and sunny afternoons. This type of weather always gets me into the fall mood with my palate turning towards heavier, richer foods and wine. If you’re feeling the same way, you’re...

5 Accessories for the Wine Connoisseur

Awhile back we talked about the 5 accessories every wine drinker needs, whether you’re just getting into wine or have been enjoying it for quite some time. Today, we’re talking about accessories more serious wine drinkers should consider. They take the basic...
Coravin review: Is it really worth it?

Coravin review: Is it really worth it?

There are A LOT of options when it comes to preserving your wine, from bottle stoppers to air pumps to gas systems. There are pros and cons to each system, and really none is better or worse than another. They just have different purposes. A bottle stopper works...

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Growing Up: The Life Cycle of a Grape

Growing Up: The Life Cycle of a Grape

Spring is a very exciting time in the vineyard because it’s the beginning of a grape’s annual journey. The vines suddenly spring to life, seemingly overnight, going from dormant to alive and growing. This period is called bud break, and typically occurs in March or...

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10 Gifts That Will Make You the Teacher’s Pet

Teacher appreciation week is the first week of May and BOY, did we learn this last year just how much we appreciate our kids’ teachers! They worked harder than ever to navigate constantly changing teaching styles, manage their own stress, and keep learning fun. Show...

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4 Easy and Versatile Wine Cocktails to Spice up Your Night

4 Easy and Versatile Wine Cocktails to Spice up Your Night

I know this may sound crazy, but every so often you may want to mix up your wine routine. You can try some new varietals, which is always fun, or you can spice up the wines you have on your rack by making cocktails. We love wine cocktails because 1) they have wine in...

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5 Accessories Every Wine Drinker Needs

5 Accessories Every Wine Drinker Needs

A walk around any wine store or a few minutes browsing the internet will reveal hundreds, thousands, of wine accessories. There are endless varieties of glasses, wine storage, corkscrews, chillers, preservers, and more. It’s easy to get tempted to buy everything in...

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How to Tell if your Wine is Bad- 4 Common Faults

How to Tell if your Wine is Bad- 4 Common Faults

Recently I opened a 10 year old Burgundy that I had heard great things about. I was so excited to try it. I poured a glass, gave it a nice swirl, stuck my nose in it, and took a deep inhale. Then I pulled back choking because all I could smell was vinegar. I decided...

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I Have to Make a (Wine) Confession

I Have to Make a (Wine) Confession

You know how I always encourage you to try new things and be open-minded toward varietals, whether they’re new or you haven’t tried them in awhile? I have a confession to make. I don’t like Chardonnay. I have a severe mental block when it comes to the grape and I...

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The In-Between Wines of Spring

The In-Between Wines of Spring

Happy spring! I love this time of year because it’s all about rebirth, freshness, and growth. Everything seems new and full of potential. The downside of this time of year is that everything is still pretty in-between. It’s not totally warm or cold; it’s somewhere...

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Wine & Your Health

Wine & Your Health

Is wine healthy? Google that question and you will find thousands of results arguing wine’s health benefits, including being a good source of antioxidants, improving cognitive abilities, making you live longer, reducing belly fat, and more. We’re going to take a look...

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Let it Breathe

Let it Breathe

If you’ve been drinking wine for more than a day or two, you’ve probably heard that you should let wine breathe, or aerate. I’ve talked about it, wine shops talk about it, sommeliers talk about it…you get the picture. The question is, have you ever thought about why...

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How to Give the Gift of Wine

How to Give the Gift of Wine

Wine is the perfect gift for almost any occasion. Going to a party? Wine. Best friend’s birthday? Wine. Gift exchange? Wine. Father-in-law? Wine. Need I go on? The problem is, giving wine can be stressful if you’re not 100% sure of the recipient’s preferences. Some...

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How to Save Leftover Wine

How to Save Leftover Wine

This may come as a shock to some of you, but sometimes you finish the day with leftover wine. I know, I know- it’s hard to believe but it is true. So, for those of you who do have wine left in the bottle at the end of the day, we’re here to help keep it from spoiling....

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