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...
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...

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Falling for New Wines

Just like spring, fall is a season of transition. The temperature is cooling, leaves are changing, and humans and animals alike are stocking up for winter. We?re starting to crave heavier foods and wines to keep us warm on the cooler nights, but we?re not quite ready to settle in for hibernation. So what kind of wines work well in the transitionary period?

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Fall Wine Festivals

Fall Wine Festivals

Fall is seriously the best season! The weather is cooler, so it?s more fun to spend some time outside, and there are tons of wine festivals! This past weekend was my birthday weekend (and The Sugar Vine?s anniversary!!!), so the boyfriend and I headed north for the Montgomery Wine and Music Fest. It was fun to wander around, sip wine, and shop while listening to music. It was a warm day but the festival had a great atmosphere and we had a really nice time. To get you in on the fall spirit, I?ve compiled a list of some of the best fall wine festivals around Texas!

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Must Try Houston Wine Bars

Must Try Houston Wine Bars

One of the things I love about Houston is that we have a huge variety of everything, including wine bars. Are you into an upscale, Euro-centric experience? There?s a wine bar for that. How about a neighborhood bar with gobs of history and great wine? We have one of those, too. Are you overwhelmed by the choices? That?s okay because I have some favorites that I am so excited to share with you! Although my favorite wine bars each have their own take on wine, they all have one thing in common: They enjoy wine, they enjoy sharing it with you, and they are all about having fun with wine.

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What’s Your “Room Temperature”?

What’s Your “Room Temperature”?

I?ve got a question for you. This may seem a little odd in light of this being a wine and dessert blog, but bear with me. At what temperature do you set your thermostat? Seriously, what temperature is ?room temperature? for you? For me, if I loved alone, it would be about 78. I live with my sisters, who are apparently polar bears, so it?s at 74. They?re comfortable; I?m often in a sweatshirt and pants. The boyfriend sets his thermostat even colder, at 72. So what?s your ?room temperature??

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Washington Wine: A Wonderful World to Discover

Washington Wine: A Wonderful World to Discover

A friend of mine recently hosted a wine tasting party at her home featuring wines from her beloved Washington State. The tasting opened my eyes to the variety (and deliciousness) that the Washington wine industry has to offer. Prior to the wine tasting, my primary...

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The Scoop on Fruit Wine

The Scoop on Fruit Wine

Here's a funny thing about wine: It's made from grapes, but taste and aroma descriptions involve any flavor under the sun other than grapes. Grapes are a fruit, but grape wine is just called wine while wines made from other fruits are called fruit wine. There are even...

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How to Host THE BEST Wine Tasting Party

How to Host THE BEST Wine Tasting Party

What is the absolute best party to have if you want to get old and new friends together, encourage them to mingle, and ensure they have a great time? Wine tasting. There is something about wine tasting that just naturally generates conversation. Everyone wants to talk...

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Ringing in the New Year with Champagne

Ringing in the New Year with Champagne

Champagne. It is synonymous with New Year’s Eve, celebrations, and joy. In honor of the upcoming New Year, here are 10 fun facts about the bubbly beverage. Champagne develops bubbles during fermentation after it is bottled. Before climate controlled cellars were...

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Don’t Break The Bank

Don’t Break The Bank

December is expensive for many people. Between gifts, parties, shows, going out for New Year's, and anything else everyday life throws at you, your wallet may be hurting a bit by the time you hit January. It seems like everything that makes December fun and exciting...

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Autumn Art and Texas Wine Festival

Autumn Art and Texas Wine Festival

Happy Texas Wine Month! This exciting month deserves to be celebrated, and what better way is there to celebrate than to go to a wine festival featuring wineries from all over Texas? The Autumn Art and Texas Wine Festival was held this past weekend in Old Town Spring,...

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Rodeo Red- A Sweet and Peppy Wine

Rodeo Red- A Sweet and Peppy Wine

The Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail is held every year in March and April at 7 host wineries in Texas. I was on the trail this past spring and went to Peach Creek Vineyards for the first time. I loved this place! The atmosphere was so chill and relaxed. The boyfriend and...

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