Personal Wine Blog

What’s the Difference Between Casks Used for Scotch and Whiskey?

Posted by Alex Andrawes on September 3, 2022

Looking to send a nice bottle of scotch or whiskey as a gift to someone special? Well, it can be a
confusing process, so we’ve distilled it down (pun intended) so you can skip over the learning
process at the liquor store.

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How to Netflix Wine & Chill

Posted by Alex Andrawes on July 25, 2022

Looking to spice up your next Netflix and Chill session? Adding a wine pairing to movie night is a
no-brainer. There are couple ways you can do this. One way, which is more sophisticated, is to
pair masculine wines (heavier tannins and higher alcohol) with high action, suspense movies.
Higher alcohol will help the blood pressure. The second way is to pair drama or romance
movies with more feminine wines. Below you’ll find some general varietal pairings:

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The Year of Macallan 18 Scotch Shortage

Posted by Alex Andrawes on July 7, 2022


The year 2022 will forever be known as the year of the great booze shortage. Tequila,
Champagne, all the way up to the marquis producers of fine Scotch, like Macallan, left store shelves sparse. Even the most common of hous
ehold names have become stringently
allocated. Why? That’s a great question!

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A Guide to Mini Champagne Bottles

Posted by Alex Andrawes on July 1, 2022


Let’s face it, mini Champagne bottles are not the first thing you look for when you shop for wine at a local grocery store, or a fine wine store. Champagne itself has been used for celebratory events since it was thought to have been invented by Monk in France by the name of Dom Perignon in 1697. In fact, a couple decades earlier, it was discovered the English scientists added something sparkling to their wines at celebratory events.

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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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How to Order Wine at Restaurants Like a Pro

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on October 2, 2018
 
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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 wine 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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