Why do we reach for a bottle of wine when we want to express our thanks, share our happiness, mark a special occasion or extend a figurative olive branch? Wine brings people together and it’s an almost universal symbol for hospitality, gratitude and friendship. It also makes the perfect gift – it’s crowd-pleasing, elegant, thoughtful … More If You Work in One of These Industries, Here’s Why You Should Be Making Your Own Wine
Making your own wine is not only an affordable way to serve alcohol at your reception, it also gives you more opportunities to customize your wines to better fit your style. Here are some of the many options available when you make your own wedding wines: Your Choice of Varietals (i.e., Wine Type) We … More Wedding Wines: Custom Options for your Big Day
Are you planning a wedding? If so, congratulations! This is undoubtedly a very exciting – and maybe also a little bit stressful – time, with so many plans to make in preparation for the big day. One thing you may be considering is what to do about alcohol. Will you have an open bar or … More 3 Questions to Ask Before Making Wine for Your Wedding Reception
If you’re planning a seaside getaway, you may be surprised to learn that you can pack your own Cabernet in your carry-on, to save on on-board expenses. Beer and liquor are usually forbidden aboard, but many cruise lines will let you bring a bottle of wine (or a few) for your own consumption, as long as … More Going on a Cruise? Good News: Your Wine Can Come Too!
This week I saw the most gorgeous red, white, and black currants at the farmers’ market! They were so beautiful that I ended up buying several pints, even though I had no idea what I would do with them. When I got home, a quick search on Tastespotting led me to try to this lovely … More Saturday Sangria: Red Currant Grapefruit Cascadia Pinot Gris
New Zealand grows some of the world’s most southerly grapes, so hopefully our second Wine Cellar 2011 Limited Release will have you dreaming of warm weather! Our New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc features a fresh clean aroma of grapefruit, gooseberry, grass and fresh herbs. This refreshing, light to medium-bodied wine is fabulous for everyday enjoyment, and … More Wine Cellar 2011 Limited Release – pre-order your New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc before Jan. 13th!
The holiday season is here once again, and this year why not give yourself a gift? Once again this month, we’re offering 10% off Tradition and Ultimate wine kits in our featured varietals. With those savings, you can afford to indulge a little this holiday season (and with 30 bottles per batch, you’ll still have … More Save 10% off our December Wines of the Month
Just a quick note today to let you know that our new Limited Release Orange Chocolate Port wine kits have just arrived in-store and are ready to start! If you have pre-ordered a kit, you should be receiving a phone call in the next few days to let you know that your kit has arrived … More Limited Release Orange Chocolate Port wine kits are now in-store!
It’s that time of year again – the time when stores start stocking Christmas merchandise alongside Halloween decorations. Hardly enough time to celebrate one holiday before we’re on to the next! Well, retailers have got it right on one count: when it comes to the holidays, it pays to be prepared. Between grocery lists and … More The holiday season is just around the corner…
Since the new edition of the Wine Press was slightly delayed in reaching our stores, the pre-order deadline for our new Limited Release Festa Italia and Orange Chocolate Port kits has been extended. The deadline for pre-ordering is now October 28th. To learn more about these fabulous Limited Releases, please read the blog posts here … More Pre-order Deadlines Extended!