Personal Wine Blog

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: Education, how to

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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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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Three Must-Try Fall Reds

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on September 10, 2018
 
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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 seven 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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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 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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