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Three Must-Try Fall Reds

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on September 10, 2018
 
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Wine Gifts from Napa Valley

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on August 6, 2018
Stan Shebs [GFDL, CC BY-SA 3.0]. from Wikimedia Commons
 
On the heels of last year’s devastating wildfires in Napa Valley, one of the best ways to support recovery efforts is to purchase wines from the region. What's more, a recent string of outstanding vintages in Napa Valley has yielded wines of extraordinary quality that also represent some of the best values in today's marketplace.
 
For both of these reasons, we strongly recommend wine gifts from Napa Valley for any occasion, and Personal Wine is proud to offer a wide selection of critically acclaimed bottles:
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Our Favorite Red Wine Pairings with Everyday Foods

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on July 23, 2018
J ust as a dash of seasoning can enhance the flavors of a dish, the right wine can elevate a meal beyond the sum of its parts.  You can spend years studying the nuances of food and wine pairing, or you can just give our sommelier-selected wines a try.
 
Bonus: they’re all under $50 per bottle, so they will make excellent everyday wine gifts for the home chef in your life.

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Tags: Red Wine

The Difference Between Red Wine and White Wine

Posted by Kelly Black on June 21, 2018

“Bottle of red, bottle of white, it all depends on your appetite.”

With all due respect to Billy Joel, those words would never be uttered in an Italian restaurant. Your choice of red or white depends on a lot more than your appetite. What about flavor and food pairings and alcohol content? What about tastes from aging and depth of color and structure of the wine as it hits your palate?

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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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How to Plan a Corporate Event

Posted by Morgan Ainsworth on October 11, 2015

Whether it’s your quarterly, biannual, or company Christmas party, plan a corporate event that will have people talking, and excited to come! Read this blog at Personal Wine to get some helpful tips on where you can start.

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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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Why a Wine Buzz is the Best Buzz

Posted by Morgan Ainsworth on September 23, 2015

All alcohol buzzes are not created equal, and dare we say a wine buzz is the best buzz. With mixed drinks, it's easy to down too much alcohol in a short amount of time, so the buzz ends up being short-lived or non-existent. Beer seems to be enjoyed slower than mixed drinks and it has a nice buzz, but it can leave you feeling bloated after just a few brewskies. Wine, on the other hand, tends to be savored, so the buzz is smooth, enduring, and oh-so enjoyable. It's not wonder, then, why wine is a girl's best friend. Let's take a look at a few more reasons why a wine buzz is the best buzz there is.

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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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The Ultimate 2015 Guide To Wine Gifting

Posted by Morgan Ainsworth on September 16, 2015

When people get married they want blenders. When people graduate and they want money. When people get older and they want to get younger. There are many opportunities to give a wine gift & we have tips to ensure that you find the perfect wine for the right occasion! Read more on our blog today.

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