Boeket: Our Wine Label Launch

On any given day, you can probably find a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc chilling in my fridge. It’s the white wine varietal I drink the most of year-round, whether it’s by the glass at a restaurant or from a bottle I’ve picked up at a local wine shop. It’s my family’s go-to white as well.…

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Winemaker Spotlight: Chris Condos

There’s a definite cool factor about Chris Condos. Perhaps it’s that he decided to try his hand at winemaking at the age of 25 or maybe it’s the fact that he had a brief DJ-ing stint in college. It could be his relaxed, organic approach to winemaking or that without a vineyard of their own,…

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Drinking champagne (or sparkling wine) is a no-brainer on New Year’s Eve, though I’m game to sip it anytime of the year. There really is nothing more festive than some bubbly, so don’t count down to 2018 without a glass! If you’re pre-gamming before heading out on the town or hosting your own soirée, you’ll…

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Never Shop Hangry

When we spent Christmas in New York City as a family last year, we drew names and did all of our shopping on Christmas Eve. It could have been more fun, but we arrived at the store thirty minutes before closing which, needless to say, made the experience slightly stressful. When I do my holiday…

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Support Wine Country This Thanksgiving

It seems as though Thanksgiving sneaks up on us all, temporarily disappearing under the Halloween displays that quickly morph into Christmas decor and talk of New Year’s Eve plans. Yet Thanksgiving is a holiday not to be glossed over. Though we should give thanks in our daily lives, as gratitude makes for a more meaningful…

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A Fall Ale With A Festive Backstory

When I order a beer, it’s almost always an IPA of some sort. I’m a sucker for hops! But with fall upon us, I’ve found myself gravitating toward darker ales and the occasional stout or porter. I recently came across this bourbon barrel-aged pumpkin ale at the grocery store and couldn’t resist bringing it home…

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A Lesson on Lillet

apértif: an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite; a French word derived from the Latin verb aperire, which means “to open”. While I don’t drink it often, there’s something I love about an apértif. The French have made sipping it before supper an everyday thing, but it’s always seemed a little more special…

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Find of the Week

2016 Sauvignon Republic Marlborough NZ Sauvignon Blanc, $7.99 Trader Joe’s Do you have high expectations for an $8 wine? I admittedly don’t. While I don’t sip expensive wine on a typical weeknight, I don’t drink bottom shelf either. I’ve always found $15 to be a safe starting point. Before you jump to wine snob conclusions,…

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Drink Pink: A Rosé Update

Rosé season is in full-swing and I couldn’t be happier! If you’re not already on board the rosé train (or rather, yacht), you may want to hop aboard. Leave your judgements at the dock because what was once considered a saccharine supermarket wine for “basic white girls” and maybe even your grandma, is making a…

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The Beer Drinker’s Guide to Wine

Looking to come to the wine side? When it comes to beer and wine, I often notice two divided camps. Some of my friends go wild for craft brews, while others’ eyes widen at the sight of a wine list. While I’m clearly partial to wine, I do enjoy visiting the beer camp for a cold one…

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