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Labor Day Wine Picks

Labor Day weekend is filled with sunshine, family and friends. It marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall and school, which as a mother, makes me smile.

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Springtime Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay Wine

I love springtime; but let’s face it, it is exhausting.Between spring cleaning, switching around the closet wardrobes, taxes, gardening and trying to decide about summer camps for the kids, moms everywhere need a little down time.Down time as in, sit in the sunshine and sip on wine! The Purple Wine Company has two great sippers […]

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JUSTIN Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Review

The JUSTIN Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles in California is a delicious cabernet with a nice, rounded finish.It is smooth and supple, making this an excellent cabernet wine to pair with food. The Paso Robles region is one of California’s oldest wine growing regions but has expanded considerably over the last ten years. The […]

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Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Reserve Brut Rose Review

One of the perks of attending school to become a Sommelier is having the opportunity to try so many different wines from all over the world.Last week we began our study of French wines, starting with the Alsace region. The Alsace region of France is right on the border of Germany and is mostly known […]

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Mark West Pinot Review

Finding a decent, inexpensive Pinot Noir is not easy. Believe me, I have tried plenty.Many inexpensive Pinot Noir wines are too fruity and don’t have those earthy undertones that I love so much. For me, a Pinot needs to be medium-bodied, smooth, and earthy with a slight spicy kick at the finish.One of my favorite […]

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Delicious Italian Wine Blend: Allegrini Palazzo della Torre

I absolutely love trying new wines and then of course sharing them with you.I recently had the most delicious Italian blend at my favorite wine bar: 2007 Allegrini Palazzo della Torre. It was so delectable that I went out and bought another bottle at BevMo just so I could drink more and write about it.The […]

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Wine: The Ultimate Hostess Gift

As we approach the holiday season, I start to explore, purchase and of course taste new wines.I especially enjoy sharing great wine discoveries this time of year. Tis’ the season for family and friend get-togethers! My favorite gift to bring over to the hostess of a party is a bottle of wine. It’s a nice […]