Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wine Clubs and Wine Samplers Make Great Gifts

I survived Black Friday. Barely. Every year, I swear I will stay at home on the biggest shopping day of the year, thus not having to fight for a parking space and deal with wild-eyed shoppers. And every year, I

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The Top Two Wine Regions of South America

Just like in California and France and other winegrowing areas of high esteem, South America is home to multiple sub-regions — regions within regions, otherwise known as microclimates. It would be impossible to delve into the full list here, let

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What, Exactly, Is a Sommelier?

I’m the first to admit that my French is not muy bueno. So I am enlisting the help of our friends at Merriam-Webster to provide the correct pronunciation of “sommelier.” According to the word experts, it is: səməlˈyā. You’ve probably

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11 Celebrities and Their Wineries

A number of celebrities — from musicians to filmmakers to athletes — have taken their love for wine a (big) step further by getting involved in the wine business. In some cases, it has involved lending their name (and money)

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