12 Shocking Things You Can (But Probably Shouldn't) Do With a Wine Bottle Opener

Posted by Personal Wine on April 1, 2016

12 Bizarre Things You Can Do With A Wine Bottle Opener

Things are not always what they seem. Sometimes, they are more than we perceive them to be. An everyday object like a wine bottle opener, for example, was built with one specific purpose in mind, but surprisingly it can serve you in numerous other ways.

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What are the Different Wine Bottle Sizes? (Wine Basics)

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on March 20, 2016

In today’s marketplace, wine bottles come in a wide variety of sizes for different occasions, but it’s not always apparent how and why these different vessels got their names.  This guide is designed to demystify the terminology surrounding different sizes of wine bottles and make you a more savvy consumer of wine.

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How to Apply Wine Labels On a Bottle

Posted by Personal Wine on March 17, 2016

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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Tips For Creating The Perfect Wine Label

Posted by Personal Wine on March 13, 2016

From store bought to homemade, gift giving has definitely changed for the better. Now, with Pinterest and wikiHow pages, it is clear that the best gifts are personalized and DIY.

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The Different Types of Wine Glasses (Wine Basics)

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on March 6, 2016
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How to Pronounce Wine Names

Posted by Personal Wine on February 28, 2016

Taste testing wine once it has arrived at your table is easy, proper pronunciation when ordering can make anyone a little nervous. You may be out to dinner with clients to close a deal, celebrating a milestone with colleagues, or just enjoying conversation with friends, but in any scenario, knowing proper pronunciation is a quick way to impress.

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How to Read Wine Labels

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on February 21, 2016

Wine labels contain quite a bit of information, some of which is crucial to understanding what’s inside the bottle, and some of which is simply there to draw the eye of the consumer. Here’s a quick guide that will explain what to look for on a wine label, as well as what to ignore.

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5 US Presidents' Favorite Wines

Posted by Personal Wine on February 7, 2016

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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The History of Wine

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on February 5, 2016

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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How to Remove Wine Labels

Posted by Personal Wine on January 11, 2016

How to Remove a Wine Label

There are multiple ways to remove wine labels from a bottle. If you are removing an existing label to apply your own then the process is relatively simple and you most likely have all the necessary supplies. However, if you are removing an existing wine label in order to preserve it as a keepsake, it will require a bit more finesse and special supplies.

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