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Wine of the Month: May 2019

This is a wonderful time of the year. Citrus trees are blooming, clover and mustard are flowering in the vineyards, and in the market, pea shoots, squash blossoms, fresh fava beans, baby articho...

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Wine of the Month: April 2019

What is it that makes wine so compelling? Some say alcohol is a depressant acting on the nervous system in a similar way to some tranquilizers, and in moderate amounts can create a feeling of co...

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Wine of the Month: December 2018

The variety of grapes grown throughout the world is unbelievable, and the number of wines produced—too many to count. Our wine club gives us an opportunity t...

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Italian Wine Club: December 2018

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Veneto | December 2018

 

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Wine of the Month Club: November 2018

When it’s time to choose the wines for our November wine club shipment, I draw on my organoleptic memories of my favorite Thanksgiving feasts and pick accordingly. Thanksgiving is one of my favo...

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Put An End To Thanksgiving Wine Anxiety

If you’re encumbered by Thanksgiving wine anxiety, you’re not alone. Picking the right bottles for the holiday can be more stressful than cooking the turkey! The wide variety of flavors and side...

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PlumpJack & Odette Reserve Earn 100 Point Scores From The Wine Advocate

A big congrats to our winemakers on their Robert Parker scores. We are very proud of our talented winemakers for receiving incredible scores from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate on ...

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HalloWINE & Candy Pairings

Hershey's Kisses and Zinfandel

Good ole’ Hershey’s Kisses are a classic and deserve to be paired with a wine that con...

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Italian Wine Club: October 2018 Notes

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Valle d’Aosta

October 2018

 

Tucked into the northwest corner lies the smallest I...

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Wine of the Month: October 2018

The aroma of wine is a key component of the wine tasting experience. In wine tasting, the term aromatic refers to a wine which has had the time or natural ability to emit several aromas and perf...

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Red Rogues Q3 2018 Club Notes

Grenache, (also known as Grenache Noir, to distinguish it from its white counterpart Grenache Blanc) is the most widely planted grape in the southern Rhône Valley, and the second most ...

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Italian Wine September 2018 Club Notes

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Calabria | September 2018

Where the Italian boot dips its toe into the Tyrrhenian and Ionian se...

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Rosé of the Month September 2018 Club Notes

Many of the first recorded wines were rosé - they were lighter wines that were watered-down field blends of both white and red grapes. In ancient Greece, it was considered civilized to dilute wi...

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Wine of the Month September 2018 Club Notes

I recently called an Italian wine importer to place a wine order, and in my best Italian (which is far from perfect) I asked him how it was going. In a very dramatic voice he replied “lousy!” Co...

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White Burgundy, A History

There is a reason some people have dedicated their lives to understanding each and every nuance of white Burgundy. Once you’re hooked on white Burgundy, there’s no going back. The Chardonnay gra...

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Reflections on Father’s Day

My dad was a meat and potatoes kind of gourmand. Growing up, pot roasts, briskets, roast duck, beef tongue, stuffed veal leg, steaks, and stews were meals I can remember repeatedly be...

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Red, White & Rosé Wines for Memorial Day

If Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, then it's a great day to remember some new delicious wines I've tasted recently.

I...

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2018 Wine of the Month Club: February

There is a unique experience that happens when trying an unfamiliar wine for the first time. Cognitively, I search for clues to figure out what it is I am about to put in my mouth. I delve right...

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Wines for Every Super Bowl Snack

Whether or not you're a football fan, the Super Bowl is the ultimate snack day, and no snack is complete without a properly paired beverage. This year we're breakin...

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