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Pairing Wine With Girl Scout Cookies


February 27th – March 1st is National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, and we’re celebrating by pairing some of our favorite cookies with some of our favorite wines! Thin Mints There are two types of Thin Mints made today, but both combine a wafer, chocolate, and peppermint flavoring. […]

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Wine and Pizza Pairing Suggestions

Wine and Pizza Pairings

Every Saturday night at my house it is a tradition that we have family pizza night. Over the years we have changed where we get it, but we tend to stick with the same things. We always get one pizza with pepperoni and black olives and then […]

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Beaujolais Nouveau at Thanksgiving Dinner

We’ve previously written about Thanksgiving wines, but every year at this time we get questions about what wines to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. The safe bet: Gewurztraminer from Alsace, but a bottle of this year’s Beaujolais Nouveau is always welcome. What is Beaujolais Nouveau? Beaujolais Nouveau is […]

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National Pasta Month (with Wine)

National Pasta Month

October is National Pasta Month and whether it’s spaghetti, lasagna or macaroni & cheese, we like ours served with wine. Spaghetti with Red Sauce If you have a big old plate of spaghetti with red sauce, a glass of Syrah would pair nicely. Either decant the wine, […]

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Back to school makes me want to drink wine. Clearly, I’m not alone!

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Back when I was a kid, I dreaded seeing the “back to school” signs in stores and malls. Such signage clearly marks the “beginning of the end” and I would find myself in denial for those weeks leading up to the inevitable first day of school. Now, as […]

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Finding Wine Treasures at Rummage Sales


Hi, I’m Todd.  And I’m a rummage sale junky. There.  I said it.  I feel better. And I know I’m not alone.  Many people love the thrill of finding something unique, or “too cheap to pass up” at garage sales, yard sales – or whatever you call ‘em. […]

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I’m making my own wine now

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to get into home brewing. I started researching home brewing beer back in my college years, when I preferred beer.  However, this was also at a time when I lived in an apartment and what I was learning […]

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Perfect Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Ideas

Whether you are looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas (like Todd’s great post on Wine and Chocolate gifts) or just want to indulge in some pairings yourself, the idea of wine and chocolate pairings is enough to make your mouth water. Wine and chocolate are probably two […]

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Wine and Chocolate – A Gift My Mom Would Love.

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Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11, 2014.  That’s right around the corner!  So, we thought we’d take a moment to share a delicious gift suggestion in order to make your mom a super happy mom. In short:  It’s Wine and Chocolate! As Forrest Gump says, they go […]

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Spanish Paella Recipes and Wine Pairings

Spanish Paella Recipes and Wine Pairings

Today is National Spanish Paella Day (March 27) and we want to help you celebrate it with some authentic Spanish paella paired with great wine. What is Paella? Paella is a one-pot rice dish that originated in Spain and is now popular all around the world. It […]

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