Author Archives: Gwendolyn

Goulish wines for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching (as in 3 days from now!). The evening is full of spooky revelry for both kids and adults. In my neighborhood, after the kiddos are in bed and the masses have subsided, the adults get together for their own version of candy – wine & cocktails! … More

Tags: halloween
Categories: What We're Drinking, Wine Recommendations
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Ready to rock out with wine?

Wine.com is gearing up for an awesome event, Grapes of Rock, to be held here in San Francisco at the Fort Mason center. Forget the old pairing of rock and beer (or maybe its whiskey), and starting thinking rock & wine. Poison fans out there will rejoice when they … More

Categories: Industry News
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What do “legs” tell us about a wine?

“Legs” in a wine glass are the tears that stream down the side of the glass after you’ve swirled it. Some take special notice of these legs – are they fast or slow? Thick or thin? Whatever speed and shape they take, what does it even mean? The legs of … More

Categories: Wine Education
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Patriotic Drinking

The Fourth of July weekend is upon us again, and as a history major, I love to ponder our founding fathers around this time. As a University of Virginia graduate, I am quite partial to all fun facts and notes about Thomas Jefferson. Though I don’t agree with everything he … More

Tags: bordeaux, madeira
Categories: Wine Education
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Basic Food & Wine Pairing Tips

Pairing food & wine is not a science. It has a lot to do with personal preference and tastes, so there are no cut and dry rules. Occasionally you’ll get a pairing that makes you say “WOW!” By the same token, you will occasionally find a pairing that makes your … More

Tags: food
Categories: Pairing Wine With Food
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