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How is Rosé made?

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#NationalRoséDay has talking all about rose! Did you know rosé can be made through several different processes? This includes: maceration, direct pressing, the saignée method, and the blending method. First there is what may be considered the most common process for making rosés, maceration. This is where the red wine grapes macerate (or rest) in the grape juice before the wine-making process is continued. This allows a controlled contact with the juice. The longer the maceration/contact, the darker the rosé will be. Similar to maceration is the direct pressing method. Instead of letting them soak in contact with the skins, they are pressed immediately. This...

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Wine and Cheese Pairing Guide - National Cheese Day

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National Cheese Day has finally arrived! We can certainly say we already used this holiday as an excuse to enjoy a beautiful spread of cheeses and a bottle of wine! So that got us thinking, how many people know that basics of cheese and wine pairing? In celebration of National Cheese Day, below we've compiled some tips on pairing, and a list of some perfect pairings you can make yourself!

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Memorial Day Weekend Menu Ideas

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On the last Monday of every May, we observe Memorial Day to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country. In true American fashion, we've turned the long holiday weekend into a time to celebrate those men and women, often in the form of cookouts! Memorial day provides a feasting frenzy for any foodie, below we've picked some awesome recipes for an effortlessly delicious Memorial Day Menu. We've even listed the ideal drink pairing with the main dishes so you can take your party to the next level!

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What makes a Sparkling Wine considered true Champagne and how is it made?

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With celebrations often comes Champagne; we’d have to agree that this Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle is certainly an occasion for such. In recent years the U.K. has made a name for itself in the sparkling wine industry with products that rival favored classics, but not all sparkling wine can be called Champagne. Do you know what makes sparkling wine considered true “Champagne” or how it is made? Do you think Prince Harry and Markle will choose a true Champagne or will they choose, as we call it, a "Britagne"? While the vast majority of sparkling...

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The Wine & Food Guide for the Modern Royal

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With the Royal Wedding less than a week away, we’re pondering less about what the bride will be wearing and more about what she’ll be drinking. Self-proclaimed foodie and wineo, Meghan Markle is set say her vows this Saturday and officially become a member of the royal family. In articles with popular blogs, Markle has shared some of her go-to recipes and wines leaving us wondering, “What will be on the menu at the royal wedding?” We’ve compiled a list that reflects Markle’s favorite vinos and create perfect pairings with her recipes, so you can drink and dine like the...

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