Wine Tips

Life with Wine: Oral Hygiene

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Love this article put out by my friends at BottleNotes!  People are always asking me about wine staining and how it affects their pearly whites.  This is the answer I generally give below after I asked my dentist about it a few years back.  Read on…as BottleNotes has a few more tips for keeping those gorgeous…

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December 20, 2014

6 Easy Tips for pairing Wine with Holiday Food

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Love this post that Serena Ball of Teaspoon of Spice posted after attending an ALDI Blogher conference I helped host in November.  A great recap of the tips I gave participants! 6 Easy Tips for Pairing Wine with Holiday Food November 26, 2014 By Serena Ball A few surprise tips that will make your holiday wine and food…

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December 12, 2014

Tips for Holiday Entertaining

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The holiday season is a time for gathering, entertaining, and further more, a time for sharing wine amongst friends and family. Whether you are on a budget, willing to splurge or somewhere in between, here are a few simple tips and entertaining ideas for following when gathering for the holiday season! 1.  Consider your audience.…

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December 6, 2014

Somm Speak ~ A new monthly blog exchange with A Perfect Pint

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Somm Speak A new monthly blog exchange on my pal, Cicerone Michael Agnew’s blog, A Perfect Pint. __________________________________________________________________________ A Season for Sharing ~ Thanksgiving Pairings Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or a wine fanatic, there’s one thing we can all agree upon this Thanksgiving season, you’re gonna need one or the other for this season…

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November 26, 2014

Have you had a new Malibu Coast AVA labeled wine yet?

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Great new piece out by Bottlenotes about the new Malibu Coast AVA Nov 4, 2014 The Campaign for Malibu Coast AVA The politics of American wineIt’s that time of year where tensions run high as Americans partake in their greatest democratic right: voting. After months of following your favorite candidates on the campaign trail, and…

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November 5, 2014

Wine Lingo Cheat Sheet!

Wine Lingo Cheat Sheet! Wine, vinho, vin, wein. No matter how you say it, or which region of the world it comes from, we all know it, and we all LOVE it! Wine is the perfect beverage for any occasion…at least we think so, however this sumptuous drink we all love can be quite daunting…

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November 4, 2014

Congratulations Cold Climate Competition 2014 Winners!

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Congratulations to my friends and colleagues in MN Wine Industry!  I was exceptionally proud to be one of the judges for yesterday’s event.   Minnesota, you did us proud – way to go! And hey!  All you Minnesotans that still haven’t been out to visit these fabulous wineries in your own backyard…here’s just another reason…

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August 20, 2014

A Glass of Wine Keeps the Doctor Away

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Lovin’ this article by my good friend, Bill Ward of my local paper, the Star Tribune.  He explains that red wine really is worth drinking daily.  Yes!! Is wine really good for you?   Wine does have health benefits, especially as we age and largely because of a surprising factor. Article by: BILL WARD ,…

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August 14, 2014

What is the color of your wine telling you?

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Wine sleuthing with a Sommelier… Did you know that color tells you a lot about the wine you are drinking! How to look at wine?  Tilt the glass away from you against a white background or surface, looking at the belly of the liquid all the way out to the rim to best assess the…

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July 10, 2014
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