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How Sweet Wine is Made

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on Jun 5, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How It’s Made

When a winemaker decides to produce a sweet wine, he or she faces a dilemma: sugar is required to make the wine taste sweet, but the sugars in grape juice are converted into alcohol during fermentation.

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Employee Holiday Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on Jun 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you run a business, then you probably already know how important employee recognition is. Affirming and rewarding your employees speaks volumes to them. It motivates them to keep working hard. One excellent way to express employee appreciation is with personal, meaningful gifts, especially on holidays. In this blog we’ll detail several holidays in which employee gift giving is appropriate and encouraged, along with some small gift ideas.


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Personalized Corporate Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on May 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Keeping your most important clients satisfied and delighted to be doing business with you is an extremely important strategy for any corporation. There are many different ways to do this, but giving your VIP clients a personalized gift is at the top of the list. Giving an impressive corporate wine gift will not only express customer appreciation but it will also increase the loyalty of your clients. Here are 4 corporate gift ideas that won’t be forgotten by your top wine-loving clients.


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About Rose Wine

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on May 25, 2016 10:29:00 AM

How It’s Made

There are three basic methods to know about rosé wine production: limited skin maceration, saignée or “bleeding,” and blending.  As we mentioned in our guide on Red Wine Basics, red wine gets all of its color from the time it spends in contact with the skins of the grapes during fermentation.  As such, a winemaker may purposefully craft rosé wine by reducing the maceration to a period of hours or days depending on the desired color, which ranges from pale pink to cherry red.  This is widely regarded as the best technique for rosé production.  The method known as saignée is a variant on this procedure and involves “bleeding” juice from a maceration, creating a rosé wine as a byproduct of red wine fermentation.  Finally, rosé can be made by blending a small amount of red wine into a white wine to give it color, but this practice is prohibited in most wine regions. The notable exception to this is Rosé Champagne - the world’s most expensive type of rosé wine - which is almost always assembled from a blend of red and white base wines. 

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The Best Father's Day Quotes

Posted by Morgan Ainsworth on May 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We loves dads. They’re the strong providers, the givers of wise advice, and oftentimes they have quite the quirky sense of humor. If it weren’t for dads, who else would kill the spiders, take the car for an oil change, or insist on embarrassing you by intimidating your boyfriend?

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Corporate Wine Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on May 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

There is one question that often stumps the most intelligent of business professionals: “When is it appropriate to give corporate gifts?” However, knowing the right occasions to give a coworker or client a gift is only the first hurdle to overcome. Next, you have to decide exactly what is a relevant and unique corporate gift to give.

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10 Memorial Day Activities That Honor Veterans

Posted by Personal Wine on May 15, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Memorial Day is annually celebrated on the last Monday in May. For some people it simply means a refreshing and fun three-day weekend, but the truth is that this holiday holds a very special significance that everyone should recognize and appreciate.

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About White Wine

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on May 8, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How It’s Made 

White wine begins its life in the same way as red wine: grapes are harvested and then brought to the winery where they are sorted and crushed.  Unlike red wine, however, the juice of white grapes is almost always pressed away from the skins after a very brief period of maceration, as extended skin contact would impart excessive tannin and bitterness in the finished wine.

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13 #Newlyweds Who Love Wine

Posted by Personal Wine on May 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

A wedding would be incomplete without wine. Wine bottles add a touch of class and elegance to any wedding reception, not to mention some bubbly champagne bottles and custom champagne flutes for the toast.

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5 Creative Ways to Give Mini Bottles as Corporate Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on May 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Mini wine bottles and mini champagne bottles are appropriate gifts for many corporate occasions. They scale down the cost of a full size bottle, but still retain its classiness. A case of mini bottles is perfect for an event with a lot of people, or it can be saved for the individual bottles to be passed out on your discretion. They can also be customized to showcase your brand on the label.

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