Author Archives: Gwendolyn

Synthetic Corks – please don’t make me use them!

Faced again with the difficult task of opening a bottle of wine sealed with a synthetic cork, I truly would like to know the benefit of these closures. I can easily list what I don’t like about them. It is a hassle and huge effort to get the corkscrew into … More

Tags: closures
Categories: Wine Education
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Ideal Wedding Gifts

Tis the season! Wedding season that is. Since so many people now live on their own before they get married, they are well-stocked with plates, silverware and linens. So instead of going the usual “registry” route, we often look for something really worthwhile to give, and wine gifts are definitely … More

Tags: gifts, wedding
Categories: Gift Ideas
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Zinfandel. A History

May is National BBQ month, and what better wine to go with BBQ than Zinfandel!  So with that, a little history of Zinfandel

Origin: Croatia
Hot Spot: California, Southern Italy
SynonymsPrimitivo, Plavac Mali

Zinfandel is often touted as the ideal grape for 4th of July … More

Tags: zinfandel
Categories: What We're Drinking, Wine Education
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Perfect Wines for Trying Parenting Times

We posted this through our friends at skinnyscoop.com and received a fantastic response! In honor of Mother’s Day, we though we’d re-post. Cheers!


Perfect Wine Pairings for Trying Parenting Times

 

The kids won’t. Stop. Fighting.
WINE: Leeuwin Estate Siblings Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
They may not be able to partake … More

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Club 89

Here’s a re-post of one of our favorites!

One of the most popular sections on Wine.com is our 90 under 20 list, where we feature wines that are rated 90 points or higher by one of the 10 publications we use for ratings, and priced under $20. We like to … More

Tags: ratings
Categories: Wine Recommendations
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