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5 Delicious Wine & Snack Pairings

Food and wine pairing is all about balance — a principle that applies even when you’re uncorking a bottle between meals. Whether you’re hosting a casual get-together with friends or planning to curl up with a snack and your favorite movie, you’ll always be rewarded if choose your wine purposefully. At the same time, you… [Read More]

A Few of Our Favorite Wine & Cheese Pairings

Pairing wine and cheese creates a remarkable sensory experience — caramel-nut flavors fade into nuanced notes of butter on your tongue, the essence of grass mingles with aromas of fresh citrus from your glass, and bloomy white rinds are opened to reveal the silkiest of cheeses. Sample a different selection and you’ll enjoy something totally… [Read More]

Seafood and Wine Pairing Made Simple

From rich, jewel-toned, sushi to smoky, char-grilled fillets, a well-chosen bottle of wine elevates any meal. With seafood, choosing the right vintage is easy — simply consider the following: Richness of the Fish Generally, the most suitable wine pairing will be dictated by the type of fish you’re serving. Shellfish and white fish tend to… [Read More]

Your Weeknight Go-To Wine

The last email has been sent, the kids have all finished their homework, and dinner is on the table — now, it’s time to open a bottle of wine and enjoy a great meal with your family. Which wine should you choose? Our experts recommend Pinot Noir — unlike other reds, Pinot Noir is easy… [Read More]

Sparkling Summer Sips

Make planning your outdoor bar or beverage station as carefree as choosing your perfect menu — the experts at our wine shop have 3 sparkling cocktails that anyone can mix. Set up a table (or two, depending on how many guests you’re inviting) with everything that is needed to mix the drinks: glasses, ice buckets,… [Read More]

DIY Happy Hour

If a post-workday drink isn’t part of your routine, consider shaking things up! Make your own happy hour and be your own mixologist; we’re confident that you can craft the perfect cocktail at home. Our experts share three of their favorite recipes. Grapefruit Spritz Mix Giffard Crème de Pamplemousse Rose (grapefruit liqueur) with Botanist gin… [Read More]

Our Favorite Local Wines & Spirits

There’s something to be said for true craftsmen, the ones who roll up their sleeves and do things by hand, the old-fashioned way. Using a mix of time-honored traditions and proprietary innovation, these men and women create some truly noteworthy wines & spirits. A number of these fantastic producers are close to home! If you’re… [Read More]

How to Pair Oysters and Wine

The memory of a crisp coastal breeze filling your senses and the silky decadence of a freshly shucked oyster on your tongue: few experiences can compete with the effortless luxury that accompanies a well-matched oyster and glass of wine. In many ways, oysters are similar to grapes. Just as grapes exhibit the flavors and qualities… [Read More]

Stocking Your Home Bar (It’s Easier Than You Might Think)

As a host, there’s nothing better than being able to effortlessly provide your guests with their favorite cocktails — and, with just a bit of basic equipment and a small selection of classics, it’s easy to satisfy nearly any request. While we’ve provided a list of true bar essentials, make sure you also keep on-hand… [Read More]

Three Ways Rosé May Surprise You

Enjoy it by the garden during an elegant, outdoor social or relax with a beautiful bottle at your breezy, seashore picnic — is there anything more wonderful during the summertime than a glass of rosé? This blush wine’s popularity has grown almost exponentially during recent years (making it a warm-weather favorite) but there are some… [Read More]

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