Wine Articles

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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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...

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Heat and Wine: A Love-but Mostly Hate- Relationship

Wine really has a love-hate relationship with heat. Grapes need heat to grow and ferment, but once the wine is bottled it needs to stay far, far away. I’m sure you’ve heard this, along with all the rules on how to serve wine at the right temperature. Today we’re going...

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Wine, Netflix, and Chill

Wine, Netflix, and Chill

Let me guess- you’ve been watching A LOT of TV and movies lately, am I right??? If so, you’re probably running out of things to watch. Luckily for you, there’s a whole slew of wine movies out there for you to enjoy. Whether you want heartwarming fiction, heart...

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Wine Appearance, AKA What’s That I See?

Wine Appearance, AKA What’s That I See?

The 2nd installment of the introduction to wine tasting series is here and we are talking all about wine appearance. Some people define appearance as just the intensity of the wine, but we’re including everything you can see when you look at a glass of wine- color,...

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Time to Rosé All Month Long

Time to Rosé All Month Long

If you read Wednesday’s article, you know we’re celebrating rosé month in August. We covered pairings on Wednesday, so make sure to check that out if you haven’t already. Today we’re going deep into the world of rosé and talking about how this quintessential summer...

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Introduction to Wine Tasting

Introduction to Wine Tasting

One of the most common things I hear when I talk to people about wine is that they want to drink it but they don’t know how. You know what I say? You drink wine the same way you drink anything else- put it in a glass and take a sip. That really is true to an extent,...

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Nakedwines.com- A Family of Wine Lovers

Nakedwines.com- A Family of Wine Lovers

Full disclosure- I originally joined Nakedwines.com in 2015 as the result of a promotional card in something I ordered. They offered me $100 worth of free wine- what was I supposed to do? After my first case of wine, I was impressed enough to become an Angel, the...

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Wine Tasting in a Time of COVID

Wine Tasting in a Time of COVID

Summer is calling and it wants you to enjoy yourself to the fullest! No matter what’s going on in my life, once June hits I want to take day trips, get outside, and enjoy the sunshine. And what’s better than spending an afternoon at your favorite winery, sipping on...

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American Presidents REALLY Love Wine

American Presidents REALLY Love Wine

In honor of President's Day, here are 10 facts your probably don't know about our presidents and wine: Schramsberg could hold the unofficial title of favorite White House sparkling wine. Every president since Nixon has served it at least once. Presidents Jefferson and...

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To Age or Not to Age

To Age or Not to Age

One of the biggest problems that casual drinkers and collectors alike face is wine going bad, whether you just bought and opened a bottle and there's just something funky about it, or you've got a huge collection and can't keep track of how old each bottle is. Since...

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German Wine: A Whole World to Explore

German Wine: A Whole World to Explore

December is here, and that means Christmas season is in full swing with holiday markets, Christmas trees, decorations, and music are everywhere. This time of year always makes me dream of German Christmas markets. I’ve never been to one, but I always imagine how cool...

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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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