Personal Wine Blog

How to Order Wine at Restaurants Like a Pro

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on October 2, 2018
 
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Tips for Proper Wine Storage

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on September 19, 2018
 
So you received a bottle of personalized wine, but you don’t plan on drinking it right away - now what do you do with it?   We get this question all the time, so we created this handy guide to proper wine storage that will help you protect your wine gifts over time:  
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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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How to Give Wine as a Gift

Posted by Kelly Black on June 1, 2018

Giving just the right gift can be really, really hard.

Sure, it’s not “create world peace” hard, but it’s difficult nonetheless. What you give and how you give it really matters. What’s more, choosing the right gift has the potential to make or break a friendship or romantic relationship.

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5 Ways to Make Mother's Day Extra Special on a Budget

Posted by Erin Markland on April 25, 2018


Hosting a Mothers Day brunch this year? Or perhaps it's just the two of you and you just want to treat her to a special morning. Either way, we've got you covered with five mothers day ideas to make her feel extra special on a budget.

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How to Use Magnum Wine Bottles and Why You'll Want 'Em

Posted by Erin Markland on April 16, 2018

Ever wondered how those very large bottles came to be? We break it down for you, so you know once and for all how and when to use large format wine bottles.

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Why Spring Cleaning Matters and How to Make It Fun

Posted by Kelly Black on April 4, 2018

When you hear the words “spring cleaning,” do you immediately experience a vivid flashback of your mom dragging you into your room and forcing you to try on all of last summer’s clothes to see what fit? And then spending what felt like hours trying on clothing items that were no longer in style (bike shorts, skorts, oh my!), and begging your mom to buy you new clothes even if you really hadn’t outgrown last year’s?

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