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5 US Presidents' Favorite Wines

Posted by Personal Wine on Feb 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Wine has been enjoyed by leaders for thousands of years. From ancient Greece to modern-day America, it plays a critical role in the culture, cuisine, and even politics of a nation.

Whether entertaining foreign heads of state or Members of Congress, the White House must ensure events run smoothly so the nation can conduct its business. One way the presidents have done this is through their love of wine.

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Wine Basics: The History of Wine

Posted by Personal Wine on Feb 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The world of wine is vast and exploring all of it would take a lifetime, but even learning the basics can be fascinating and serve as a great jumping-off point for further explortation. Our goal for this series is to introduce the casual wine drinker to some of the more nuanced aspects of wine without any drab jargon or pretension. We are firm believers that at the end of the day wine is best enjoyed and not studied, but we hope by introducing a few new concepts we are able to help grow your appreciation for this wonderful beverage.

This first post will provide a brief history of wine, with further posts covering the basics of wine styles, glassware, tasting and more. In no way is this series meant to be exhaustive, but by the end you should be able to navigate the wine menu at your favorite restaurant with poise.

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5 Engraved Wine Glasses We Love

Posted by Personal Wine on Jan 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Nothing is classier then a personalized wine glass. They are great for special occasions like weddings and engagement parties and they also make amazing presents for birthdays and holidays. Now that you know you want to give an etched wine glass as a gift, you might be asking yourself, "What should I put on it?" Well, here's a list of foolproof ideas that will make any recipient of an engraved wine glass jump with joy, bring a tear to their eye, or even plant a big ol' wet kiss on you (whether you want it or not).

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7 Ways to Make Valentine's Day Special with Personalized Wine Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on Jan 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Valentine's Day, of course, is the cuddliest and coziest event of the year. But how can you make this next one unforgettable?

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How to Remove Wine Bottle Labels and Make Your Own

Posted by Personal Wine on Jan 11, 2016 12:42:06 PM

Stuck in deciding the perfect gift for the holidays, a birthday, or an office party? Wine is the classic, elegant beverage for all to enjoy over a nice snack or meal – it brings people together in celebration. To add a personal touch to your gift, you can create a personalized wine label. Wine labeling is a fun, easy gift idea for any occasion. Let us teach you how to remove wine bottle labels and apply your own.

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Will You Be My Bridesmaid? 10 Ways To Pop The Question

Posted by Personal Wine on Jan 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Popping the big question to your ‘maids is almost as exciting as getting engaged. Sure, your besties will say yes no matter what, but you can get a bit more clever than a phone call to ask them to be in your wedding.

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How to Make a Wine Bottle Chandelier

Posted by Personal Wine on Dec 27, 2015 9:00:00 AM



The wonderful thing about wine is that no two bottles are exactly the same. You’ll always have your favorite wines but each glass has its own unique experience meant to be savored and cherished.

Not surprisingly, wine bottle crafts are like glasses of wine in the sense that no two are exactly the same. One popular craft is a DIY lamp made of wine bottles. With minimal financial investment and a few hours of handywork, your new wine bottle chandelier will become the perfect centerpiece in your home.

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Sabering: How to Open a Champagne Bottle with a Knife

Posted by Personal Wine on Dec 20, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Whether you are hosting a company dinner party, a big birthday bash, or even performing the maid of honor role at your best friend’s wedding, knowing how to open a champagne bottle with a knife (sabering) is a guaranteed way to liven up any occasion.

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4 Ways to Uncork Wine Without a Corkscrew

Posted by Personal Wine on Dec 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s a familiar tale - maybe you’re hosting a housewarming party and your kitchen gear is not yet unpacked, or perhaps you’re at an outdoor soiree and the hostess forgot that one tiny but important detail.

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The Top Wines to Serve on Christmas

Posted by Personal Wine on Dec 6, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Planning the perfect company Christmas party, dinner gathering, or holiday visit? No party is complete without the quintessential, bottle of red, white, or sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays.

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