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Wine and Candy Pairings to Die For

Posted by Personal Wine on October 15, 2018

 

Halloween is quickly approaching, and we all know what that means: it's time to expel our inhibitions. This is the one time of year when indulging in large quantities of candy isn't frowned upon, and the Personal Wine team fully supports your seasonal hedonism. 

One thing we noticed, though, is that nine or ten chocolate bars will leave you parched. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit, but the point is that no dish is complete without a compatible wine pairing. Yes, that applies to candy, too. 

In honor of Halloween and all the goodies that accompany it, the Personal Wine team broke out our new Hallowine gift sets and staged our very own wine and candy tasting. Have a look at our pairing guide and take full advantage of the trick-or-treating season!

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10 Spooky Wine Labels You Need to See

Posted by Personal Wine on October 8, 2018

 

With Halloween right around the corner, the Personal Wine team wanted to introduce you to our new Hallowine labels!

Each of these spooky designs will be featured in our Halloween gift sets. If you've had your fill of candy, come and ring our bell for some adult-only treats!

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5 Brilliant Best-Selling Wine Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on October 1, 2018

It's no secret that looking for the ideal wine gift can go from leisure to labor in the span of a few seconds. With the internet at your disposal, the choices are practically endless. But we get it- sometimes a myriad of options doesn't equate to an effortless gift selection process. For that exact reason, the Personal Wine team has decided to do the leg work for you. 

Here are five of our best-selling products, gifts that have proven to be reliable and delightful time and time again. 

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Our Guide to Ageworthy Birth Year Wines

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on September 22, 2018
 
There’s a popular misconception that wine categorically improves over time, and that older wines always taste better than young ones.  In reality, a vast majority of the wine in today’s marketplace is meant to be consumed within 2-5 years of release, and only a select few possess the structural components to last until the newest member of your family comes of age.
 
Because of this, we’ve created a guide to the key characteristics of wines that can be gifted to your child decades in the future:
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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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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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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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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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