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Thanksgiving Wine Tips from Vino50’s Andrew Stover 

Thanksgiving Wine Tips from Vino50’s Andrew Stover 

by Andrew Stover of Vino50 Gobble, gobble!  Choosing wine for Thanksgiving means trying to pair a wide variety of flavors. Salty, sweet, creamy, herby…it’s a real Smörgåsbord of flavors. I usually recommend going with your personal preference, but know that this is...
A 2-Minute Champagne Primer

A 2-Minute Champagne Primer

by Sarah Meadows You’ve been hired to do a seemingly monotonous job; you’re brought into a cool room lined with curious racks. Each rack has been fashioned with numerous, symmetrical holes, all filled with precisely-angled wine bottles. Your mission is to slightly...
How to Use a Vinturi Wine Aerator Like a Boss

How to Use a Vinturi Wine Aerator Like a Boss

by Sarah Meadows The beauty of wine is partly found in its complexity–an ample grouping of chemicals and compounds reacting and complementing one another to impart a delicious and unique experience. Modern winemakers take great time and care to control these...
Club W Means No More Bad Wine

Club W Means No More Bad Wine

This post was sponsored by Club W, but all opinions expressed are our own. Buying wine is risky business, it really is. Until you’ve tasted the contents of that new fancy labeled bottle and approved its worth, your dollar is at risk. Have you seen those people who...
BYOB for Under $25

BYOB for Under $25

BYOB.  For some, it means bring your own baby. For the rest of us, it means bring your own bottle, baby. A corkage fee is what a restaurant charges for opening and serving a bottle of wine that you bring yourself. They’ll even provide the crystal. It’s a great way to...
Virginia: A Visit to Loudoun Wine Country

Virginia: A Visit to Loudoun Wine Country

Some of the region’s best wineries are right in our backyard.  Just 25 miles from DC is Loudoun County, Virginia–home to 27 award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, more than any county in Virginia. Since I couldn’t try all 27 wineries in a day without being harshly...
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