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  • WINE 101: BACK TO THE BASICS

    Too often, wine knowledge is hard to find and even harder to understand, but I believe there’s a way to make learning about wine fun and accessible. And whether you’re a casual connoisseur or a self-proclaimed sommelier, we can all …

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  • How To Host the Ultimate Wine Tasting Soirée

    If you’ve ever dreamed of hosting your own at home wine tasting, you’re in for a treat. I’m here to spill the secrets on how to host a wine tasting that will have your friends knocking down your door for …

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  • Plan Your Perfect Wine Trip

    From the snow-capped Andes framing the vineyards of Argentina to the lush, verdant countryside of Brazil, my recent travels to the wine-rich regions of South America have left me itching to plan my next adventure – and yours too! Photo …

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  • Wine & Wellness: Enjoying Wine in Moderation

    We’ve all been there. When you’re trying to build healthy habits, it’s easy to think you need to drop every guilty pleasure from your life. But did you know you can still drink your favorite wine and live a balanced …

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  • Beyond the Label: Decoding Wine Labels and Finding Hidden Gems

    Have you ever found yourself in the wine aisle, staring at rows upon rows of bottles, feeling like you’ve entered a labyrinth without a map? With labels adorned with intricate details, words you can’t pronounce, and places you’ve never heard …

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  • How To Master Any Wine List

    The scene is set. You find yourself at a candlelit table in a charming restaurant, ready to embark on a sensory adventure through the world of food and wine. Then, the wine list arrives. You flip through the pages as …

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  • Corked or Capped – Does it Really Matter?

    When you’re sitting down to enjoy a glass of wine, the type of bottle closure used is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. However, the choice between corked or capped wine has been a hotly debated topic …

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  • Uncorking Delight – The Best Wines for Beginners

    Embarking on your wine journey should be an enjoyable and enriching experience. But in a world of hundreds of varieties of wine and thousands of types of grapes, knowing where to begin is an adventure all by itself. But fear …

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  • Going Beyond Cheese & Chocolate

    Withitsrich tapestry of flavors, aromas, and textures, wine has the unique ability to transform a simple meal into a sumptuous feast for the senses. And while you’ll never hear me complaining about a good chocolate or cheese tasting, today we’re …

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  • How to Serve Wine Like a Pro (for any occasion)

    Serving wine isn’t just about filling glasses; it’s an intricate dance of tradition, a chance to showcase your hosting prowess, and an opportunity to spark engaging conversations. (And let’s be real, when done right it looks cool as hell). Wine …

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  • Sulfites: Are They Actually Bad for You?

    Sulfites have garnered quite the unflattering reputation in recent years – but do they deserve it? And what exactly are they anyway? Let’s break it down. What are Sulfites and Why are They Used? Sulfites are naturally occurring compounds that …

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  • Cristie’s Essential Wine Glossary

    Wine has a unique and beautiful language all its own. But from tasting terms to industry jargon, translating it can be overwhelming. Below you’ll find my essential wine glossary – broken down into tasting terms, wine words 101, and expert …

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