Category Archives: Holidays

Planning for a party? Bottle Math

You’re having a party. Blow out bash or intimate dinner, either way, you have people coming over and they will be thirsty. So how much wine do you have on hand?

The general┬árule of thumb when serving wine is to have a half bottle per person. But you can almost … More

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Dessert Wine Guide

Dessert wines get a bad rap. Something about a wine being “sweet” seems to turn people off. I gather that’s because of the many cheap sweet wines that once flooded the market. Too many sips and headaches from those sickly sweet wines would make anyone turn up their nose at … More

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Bubbly Guide: Your guide to all that sparkles for the holidays

Holidays seem to bring more bubbles. For example, I’ve been on a very modified version of the Champagne Diet. The one where you have only the best but only a little bit of it. My modification is something like this: drink more Champagne, don’t follow any of the other … More

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Choosing the right glassware for your wine

One very important aspect of drinking wine is the third party vessel used to get the beverage from the bottle to your mouth. Most often this vessel is glass. Occasionally it is plastic, or maybe paper, or in worst cases, a straw. But for the majority of those times, it’s … More

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What’s “Trendy” in Wine – the Wine.com 100

Today we release our 5th annual Wine.com 100. It’s our list of the Top 100 (or top 1%) wines sold on Wine.com for the first 11 months of 2011. It’s the only 100 list compiled based on customer activity rather than critics ratings. That said, since we do use … More

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