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Giving Tuesday - Brands That Give Back

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In honor of #givingtuesday, we want to draw attention to some of the companies in our store that #giveback outside of days like today. SweetWater Brewing Company has a big commitment to keeping the great outdoors protected. Beers like Costa Kick Plastic Pilsner, made in partnership with Costa Sunglasses, help protect our waterways and #kickplastic. PLUS SweetWater donates over $100,000 a year to 5 different non-profits. Lubanzi Wines is Fair for Life Fair Trade Certified AND 50% of annual profits are shared with those that grow the wine through The Pebbles Project - promoting growth for the future of South African...

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This Week at Wine Gourmet

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New Product Arrivals The holidays here at Wine Gourmet mean our shelves become lined with a plethora of unique, quality gifts that help you mark everyone off your holiday shopping list in one place. With the addition of so many new vendors this year, instead of inundating your news feed or email with an overload of information, we'll share tidbits about some of our favorite new vendors on the blog!  Click to learn more!   Thanksgiving Tastings "As long as we have wine... Thanksgiving will be fine." Having the right wine on your table for Thanksgiving Dinner can feel as crucial...

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Mystery Solved: What are hops in beer?

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Beer is comprised of four main ingredients: barely malt, yeast, hops, and water. While you may know that beer contains hops… do you know what they are and why they’re used? We’re here to lay it out for you. The brewing process is more complicated than most tend to realize. While winemaking carries it’s own weight in difficulty, brewers take on a different set of challenges: they’re basically magicians. To produce the exact product they have envisioned, a brewer must meticulously choose and combine an array of items in perfect proportion. This includes malts, roasted grains, unmalted grains, sugars, dozens...

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Virginia Craft Beer Month

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The Virginia Tourism Corporation has it right when they say "Virginia is for Craft Beer lovers". Over the last decade, the beer business in Virginia has rapidly grown but did you know August is Virginia Craft Beer Month? After a transformative legislation passed, the month long celebration was established to honor these masterminds and their impact on Virginia's economy. Back in 2012 former Governor Bob McDonnell observed the influx in Virginia's craft beer industry and signed Senate Bill 604. This bill allowed the retail sales of beer on brewery premises and in public tasting rooms, ultimately transforming the state's industry. With the new legislation...

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Introducing Deux, A Venue by Wine Gourmet

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When done correctly, food and wine pairing can enhance your dining experience immeasurably. Once you couple expert pairings with an intimate setting, the senses are stimulated in a way that creates long lasting memories. Without further ado, allow us to introduce the perfect pairing to our store and our newest venture - Deux, A venue by Wine Gourmet. Life's smallest and biggest moments are meant to be paired with the ones you love. At Deux, we are committed to enhancing the idea of togetherness, through curated wine dinners and private events in a personalized and intimate setting.When done correctly, food and wine pairing can enhance...

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