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Emoji Wine Labels 🍷 🎉 🤗

Posted by Personal Wine on September 11, 2018

Personal Wine has brand new emoji wine label templates!

Emojis are worth a thousand words, and wine bottles with custom emoji labels are the perfect gift for just about anyone in your life. 

Take a look at the brand new label templates and customize an emoji wine label on a sommelier-selected wine today!

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Three Must-Try Fall Reds

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on September 10, 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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Wine Gifts for Labor Day

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on August 27, 2018

Celebrated on the first   Monday   in September, Labor Day is a holiday that honors the contributions that American laborers have made to the prosperity and cultural wealth of the nation. It also functions as the unofficial end of summer, and in fashion, it is the last day when it is acceptable to wear white.
 
With all of this in mind, we’ve selected a group of American white wines that will make perfect accompaniments to any Labor Day celebration:
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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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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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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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