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Why You Have to Love Getting a Grab Bag of Wine

I love the Grab Bag Wine Club so much. With this Vinesse club, every “gift” I get is amazing — bottles of wine approved by the Vinesse tasting panel, and most of which have been featured in other offerings in

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Purple Heart: A Red Wine That Is Good AND Does Good

The favorite gift on my holiday shopping list this year? A three-pack of Purple Heart Red Wine for my father-in-law. For me, it’s a no-brainer. My wife’s Dad served in Vietnam, where he was injured so badly that he was

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Why Should Kids Have All the Fun on Halloween?

When I was a kid, Halloween didn’t end at 8 or 9 o’clock, as it does in so many towns today. It went on until 10 or 11, and rather than making their houses look dark and deserted, most folks

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Vinesse Grab Bag: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Cyber Monday

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the term “Cyber Monday.” How do you plan to celebrate? We don’t normally use this blog for a blatant sales pitch, but it would be disrespectful to the marketing person who

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10 Great Wine Moments from the Movies

I was thinking about putting together a list of the 10 best wine movies ever. But just about anybody could do that, especially considering there have been only a couple dozen films that actually were about wine. So I decided

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A Cure for the Summertime (Wine) Blues

The snowstorm that hit parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado last week may have been rare for the month of September, but it served as a reminder that cooler temperatures are just around the corner… if they haven’t

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The Order of Things: Getting the Most Out of a Wine Tasting

The first time you visit a tasting room at a winery, it can be a daunting experience. Daunting in a delicious, palate-awakening, senses-satiating way… but daunting nonetheless. This is especially true if the winery offers lots of wines to sample.

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