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Why Pinot Noir is the Hardest Grape to Grow

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Did you know Pinot noir is the hardest grapes to grow? National Pinot Noir Day is this Saturday, August 18th and it’s prompted us to explain why some wine lovers make a big deal about Pinot Noir and you should too. Have you ever heard a winemaker say that it was a “good year” for wine? When growing and producing wine, the terrior (combined environmental factors that affect the crop) becomes a vital factor. This is especially true for the unpredictable Pinot noir grape; for instance if the grape is grown in conditions that are hot, not only will it...

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How to Create the Perfect Gift in as Little as 5 Minutes!

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Let’s be real… gift shopping can be hard. Finding the right gift that feels like you put in effort and thought can be a lengthy and stressful process on anyone. At UPS alone, 1.4 million gift returns were expected on January 3rd, 2018 following the holiday season. According to an International Survey from The Body Shop, “Globally, despite the materialistic world we feel we live in, people agree it’s the thought that counts the most… 48% of people are looking to give a personalized / bespoke gift”. Throughout the year with birthdays, special occasions, and especially the holidays, personalized gifts...

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7 Ways to Celebrate International Beer Day

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"There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others." - Bill Carter Imagine if there were a day where beer drinkers world wide could celebrate the evolution of the golden brew. Did you know, annually on the first Friday in August, the world celebrates International Beer Day? This year is the 10th Anniversary of the first official International Beer Day celebrations and is celebrated in over 200 cities around the globe. The creators of International Beer Day explained that the purpose of the holiday is threefold: To gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness...

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Countdown our 7 BIG Changes in our 7th Year at Promenade Park

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If you haven’t made your way into Wine Gourmet this July from vacationing, did you know we’ve made some big changes around the store? It’s now been 7 years since we relocated to Promenade Park with Brian and this month alone we’ve made 7 major changes to the store. Check out our countdown and see what we deem to be our #1 AWESOME change to the store!  7. Refreshed our Retail Landscape We've rearranged our retail floor and the store is now easier to navigate for browsing ease. We’ve created tons of space for new inventory hitting our shelves in the coming weeks!...

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Alcohol Infused Ice Cream & National Ice Cream Day

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Ice cream is one of those childish delights that we know we shouldn't indulge in all the time.... then as we become adults we find ways to transform those childhood desserts into delectable delicacies the kids can't steal (selfish? I think not!). Alcohol infused ice cream is not a concept we're new to, although when it comes to making it yourself there can be a lot of factors to consider. While adding alcohol makes for a softer ice cream, the more you add lowers the freezing point creating a new set of standards for preparing and maintaining its texture. This also means it'll have a tendency to...

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