Personal Wine Blog

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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How to Order Wine at Restaurants Like a Pro

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on October 2, 2018
 
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Tags: Education, how to

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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The Best Sangria Recipe for Wine Lovers (Infographic)

Posted by Personal Wine on September 24, 2018
   
Fall has arrived, and with it comes a sense of change. As the temperatures drop and the leaves change color, we are reminded of the temporary nature of all things. With all this weighing on the mind, it's important to appreciate our present comforts.
 
Celebrating the present not only provides us with a sense of comfort, but also restores a balance within us that allows us to embrace the changes that accompany the new season.
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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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5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make Hosting a Wine & Dinner Party

Posted by Kelly Black on September 21, 2018

 

When you throw a dinner party, you’ll be faced with several pressures. What wine or wines do you serve? How much food should you have? How can you make sure that people have a great time at your party?

It may be the difference between throwing an epic party that your friends talk about for months or throwing one that they still talk about for months, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Tags: party tips

How to Pick Wines for Weddings

Posted by Kelly Black on September 20, 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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Tags: how to, Education

Classic Wine and Cheese Pairings

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on September 17, 2018
 
There’s an old cliché inscribed on countless wine labels: “Pairs well with cured meats and aged cheeses.”
 
To be sure, it’s hard to go wrong with just about any wine and cheese pairing, but in an effort to simplify your strategy for your next party or gathering, we’ve broken down the principles behind four timeless classics:
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