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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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2019 Holiday Wine Tastings Through New Year's Eve

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Mark your calendars for every wine tasting through the end of the year following our final Holiday Open Houses on December 11th! Stay tuned for more on each tasting! Click here to RSVP! December 11th, 5-8pm | Scott from Winebow and Stan from The Robins Cellars will be pouring our last of our Holiday Open Houses! December 14th, 12-5pm | Paul from Republic National Distributing Company December 18th, 5-8pm | Gina from Wine Solutions LLC December 20th, 2-6pm | Paul from Republic National Distributing Company December 21st, 12-5pm | Nathan from Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Inc. December 22nd, 12-5pm |...

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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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California Wine Month & The Magic of Monterey

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Did you know California, as a state alone, is the world’s 4th leading wine producer? Aside from topping the charts globally, they are also the largest wine producer in the United States. Every September is California Wine Month – a time to cherish these famed producers during the annual harvest season and an excuse to drink some exceptional wines.  Aside from all the fancy statistics that earn these Californian vintners their respect, their eco-friendly approach to winemaking shows why they’re a force to be reckoned with. Winegrowers look for sustainable alternatives for their vineyards and winegrowing methods to protect the delicate...

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Tips to Choosing Wines That Age Well

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A question that seems to pop up every now and then at a wine store – “How do I know what wines to cellar and what to drink now?” While it’s a question that can be answered, it’s not always cut and dry. Most wines are meant to be enjoyed within a year but some wines that are produced are intended to improve with age, becoming smoother and more complex over time as the harsh tannins break down. So how do we know which wines will age well? Sommeliers look for characteristics like the tannin structure, alcohol level, acidity, and...

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