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5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make Hosting a Wine & Dinner Party

Posted by Kelly Black on September 21, 2018

 

When you throw a dinner party, you’ll be faced with several pressures. What wine or wines do you serve? How much food should you have? How can you make sure that people have a great time at your party?

It may be the difference between throwing an epic party that your friends talk about for months or throwing one that they still talk about for months, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Tags: party tips

How to Pick Wines for Weddings

Posted by Kelly Black on September 20, 2018
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7 Summer White Wine Gift Ideas

Posted by Kelly Black on August 28, 2018

The final stretch of lazy summer days are here. Before we know it, pumpkin spice will take over…well, everything, and you’ll be reaching into your wine cabinet to make sure you have room for hearty reds in place of the lighter white wines that scream summer.

Before you make that switch, there’s still time to obsess over all the latest and greatest white wine gifts out there that make it feel like summer for just a little bit longer. Going to a Labor Day BBQ? Have a friend with a late-summer birthday? Maybe you have one or two more weddings to attend before fall? We’ve got your back.

Here are ten great white wine gift ideas that will remind you of all the things you love about summer and crisp white wine before the first autumn leaves hit the ground.

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How Much Wine Do You Need for a Wedding?

Posted by Kelly Black on August 21, 2018

When you’re planning your wedding and you take a look at all you have to do, sometimes it seems like it’s all about numbers.

It can be stressful to keep them all straight, and you definitely can't overlook the most stressful number: how many bottles of wine do you need at your reception to keep your guests happy?

We can scratch that “wine bottle” number off of your to-do list right now. This is your definitive answer to just how much wine you need to have at your wedding – and that takes into account your “fun” Uncle Bob and “really fun” Aunt Joan who seem to always have a glass in their hands no matter the occasion.

Follow these formulas and getting the right amount of wine for your wedding will be the least stressful wedding number you’ll deal with during all your wedding prep.

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How Much Wine Do You Need for a Dinner Party?

Posted by Kelly Black on August 21, 2018

Throwing great dinner parties can be really fun – and cause crazy stress at the same time. 

One of the biggest stressors is how much wine will you need to have on hand so that you don’t run out during the party.

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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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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

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

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