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Wine Gourmet's Holiday Gift Guide

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With the holiday season encroaching, it's time to start working on your list of gifts. To make your life a *little* easier, we've compiled some of our favorite gifts for the different types people on your list. From wine and beer lovers to sports fans and southern belles, we've got you covered.  The Wine Connoisseurs (or so they think)  An easy and sophisticated, Copper & Gold Corkscrew for opening their wine and a Full Bottle Wine Glass to hold the ENTIRE bottle... where could you go wrong? Your oenophile friends will thank you.    The Brewmasters Life is "brewtiful", so let the beer...

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Thanksgiving Survival Guide

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The arrival of the holidays brings us either extreme excitement or fills us with dread. If you’re someone that’s feeling more of the latter, here are a few things that'll help you survive the holiday ahead whether you’re hosting or attending!  1. Wine.  This one speaks for its self. Check out our blog post on foolproof Thanksgiving dinner wine pairings to be sure you're headed into the holiday prepared.  2. Cooling stemless wine glasses.  With a long day ahead in the kitchen, the last thing you need to worry about is keeping your wine at the right temperature... especially since you’re going to need...

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Foolproof Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Pairings

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While no two families or Thanksgiving dinner tables are alike, one thing a lot of us can agree on... wine seems to taste better during the holidays. The question, "red or white?" somehow falls into the category of argument-inducing debates on a day like Thanksgiving so we're here to share our foolproof wine selections!  Pinot Noir This classic, light-bodied red wine is a Thanksgiving favorite that’ll please all the personalities at your dinner table and reigns as our number one red wine suggestion for Thanksgiving. Pinot Noirs pairs perfectly with simply seasoned Turkey (both white and dark meat) as well...

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day!

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé: The Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived! Happy Beaujolais Nouveau Day! Us Americans cherish the fourth Thursday of November every year as we feast on turkey, but in France, the third Thursday of November calls for fireworks and one of the year’s biggest parties! Not for the celebration of independence or a new year… but the end of a tiring harvest for the winemakers of eastern France’s Beaujolais Region. Now with millions of bottles of Beaujolais Nouveau distributed each year and held for release at 12:01 am, it’s no wonder the rest of the world takes part...

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International Stout Day: A Brief History of Stouts

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Happy International Stout Day! This rich, strong brew has an even stronger history that dates back to the late 1700’s beginning with porters and royalty. I’m sure you’ve heard of Imperial Stout and maybe even wondered where it got the name “imperial”. We’re here to feed the curiosity. Although it’s historical meaning is “proud” or “brave”, the word stout came to mean “strong” by the 14th century. “Stout” was later coined by the alcohol industry in the 1700’s to simply identify alcohols with a higher alcohol by volume (ABV) and rather bold flavor. They evolved from the classic porter style...

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