French Wine Gifts

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on August 14, 2018
Megan Mallen [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
 
By any measure,   France   is the greatest   wine -producing country in the world.    France   was the first nation to implement a system of legislation that codified viticultural practices and protected geographical designations of origin, and its laws served as a model for the rest of the winegrowing world.
 
France   is also the original home of the world’s most famous   wine   grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Grenache, and Syrah for red   wines , alongside Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling for whites.
 
No other country produces such a large volume of fine   wine , and at Personal   Wine , we’ve tasted through hundreds of bottles to bring you the very best   wine   gifts that   France   has to offer:
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Italian Wine Gifts

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on August 13, 2018
 
Italy is the world’s largest producer of wine by volume, with a staggering 36 million cases exported to the United States alone in 2016.
 
Italy is also home to over 2,000 indigenous grape varieties, by far the largest number of any winegrowing nation, and each of the country’s twenty regions produces a unique range of wines according to highly differentiated local traditions. 
 
This dizzying variety of Italian grapes and winemaking styles can be daunting to the uninitiated, but at Personal Wine, we’ve tasted hundreds of bottles to find the very best wine gifts that Italy has to offer:
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5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make Attending a Wine & Dinner Party

Posted by Kelly Black on August 8, 2018

You’ve been invited to a wine and dinner party. There will be people to mingle with, wine to be drunk, and food to be eaten. Sounds like a fun evening out, right?

Maybe, maybe not.

The pressure is intense. One faux pas, one little slip-up, may be the difference between you getting lots more dinner invitations or heating up some ramen noodles while binging-watching Netflix in your pajamas next weekend.

Read on for the five worst wine mistakes you can make attending a wine and dinner party.

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Tags: party tips

Perfect Baby Shower Wine Gifts

Posted by Kelly Black on August 7, 2018

It’s entirely possible that when you think of a baby shower gift, your natural next thought is not “wine.” But it should be.

Sure, the expectant mother can’t start drinking during the shower, but that doesn’t mean that she isn’t already looking forward to that first glass of wine she’ll enjoy once her baby arrives.

Help her get through the last few weeks of pregnancy with a wine gift that is a reminder of her goal: delivering the baby and having a great glass of wine.

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Wine Gifts from Napa Valley

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on August 6, 2018
Stan Shebs [GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0]. from Wikimedia Commons
 
On the heels of last year’s devastating wildfires in Napa Valley, one of the best ways to support recovery efforts is to purchase wines from the region. What's more, a recent string of outstanding vintages in Napa Valley has yielded wines of extraordinary quality that also represent some of the best values in today's marketplace.
 
For both of these reasons, we strongly recommend wine gifts from Napa Valley for any occasion, and Personal Wine is proud to offer a wide selection of critically acclaimed bottles:
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5 Reasons to Drink White After Labor Day

Posted by Kelly Black on July 25, 2018

Ask anyone what the number one rule of fall fashion is and you can bet money on the answer: “don’t wear white after Labor Day." Thankfully, the popular girls who outlawed wearing white clothes never outlawed drinking white wines.

Here are five reasons it’s perfectly okay to drink white after Labor Day, even if you’re not wearing it.

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Tags: White Wine

Our Favorite Red Wine Pairings with Everyday Foods

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on July 23, 2018
J ust as a dash of seasoning can enhance the flavors of a dish, the right wine can elevate a meal beyond the sum of its parts.  You can spend years studying the nuances of food and wine pairing, or you can just give our sommelier-selected wines a try.
 
Bonus: they’re all under $50 per bottle, so they will make excellent everyday wine gifts for the home chef in your life.

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Tags: Red Wine

Summer Facts Only White Wine Lovers Will Appreciate

Posted by Kelly Black on July 23, 2018

No one anticipates the return of summer more than the people who love them some white wine.

We thought it would be fun to put together ten fun facts about summer that only white wine lovers will appreciate. If you aren’t a fan already, you might be after you read through these.

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Tags: White Wine

Summer Activities that Go Great with Rosé

Posted by Kelly Black on July 19, 2018

There are so many different qualities of a good rosé that qualify it for the status of summer perfection. Here’s a breakdown of those different qualities and how they match up with some of your favorite summer activities.

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Tags: rose wine

5 Reasons to Put Your Logo on a Wine Bottle

Posted by Kelly Black on July 18, 2018

Starting a business is hard work. One of the ways you can set your business apart from the crowd is to carefully consider where to put your logo. There are a million different places to put it, but we believe that one of the best is on the front of a wine bottle.

Read on for five reasons why a wine bottle is the best choice for your logo.

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