The Best Wine & Food Pairings for Easter Brunch

Posted by Erin Markland on March 10, 2018

 

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The Best Wine & Food Pairings for Easter Dinner

Posted by Erin Markland on March 10, 2018

 

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Wine & Seafood Pairings Perfect for Lent

Posted by Erin Markland on March 6, 2018

These three easy, weeknight dinner recipes are perfect for Lent, or for a quick dinner any night of the week. We paired each recipe with one of our fabulous wines for your enjoyment (as long as you are aren't giving up alcohol for Lent, obvi.)  Cheers!

 

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What is Sweet Wine? (Wine Basics)

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on June 5, 2016

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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Wine Basics: Rosé Wine

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on May 25, 2016

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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Wine Basics: White Wine

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on May 8, 2016

How It’s Made 

We love a cool, crisp white wine, especially in the heat of summer. But do you know about white wine's life and it' journey from being a cute lil' grape to getting in your glass?

Here are the white wine basics you ought to know.

As Alanis says: "You... Youuu... You... Outta knooooowww.

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Wine Basics: Red Wine

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on April 27, 2016

How It’s Made

When grapes destined to become red wine are harvested, they are brought to the winery to be sorted and crushed.

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Corporate Event Theme Ideas

Posted by Morgan Ainsworth on September 27, 2015

 

 

If there's one thing that employees look forward to throughout the year, it's  definitely the annual company party. Unfortunately, the recession forced many businesses to make major cutbacks and forego many incentives, and the annual party was one of the first things to go. Thankfully, the economy has rebounded since then, and company events are back on! Now, that's a reason to celebrate. If you're looking for some ideas for your next corporate event, consider celebrating with one of the fun and festive themes below, brought to you courtesy of Personal Wine.

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Is Wine Better Than Beer?

Posted by Morgan Ainsworth on September 18, 2015
 
Is wine better than beer? The answer is yes! Wine has been around 1,000 more years than beer, includes health benefits related to preventing heart disease and increasing good cholesterol count, and offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation.
 
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Corporate Holiday Gifts Ideas for Employees

Posted by Personal Wine on June 1, 2014

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 appreciation is with personal, meaningful gifts for employees, 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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