WINES TO PAIR WITH SIDE DISHES

If you’re like me, it’s not the golden bird in the middle of the table that gets you excited. It’s the side dishes! Let’s put the turkey and wine pairings to the side for a minute and talk about wine pairings with side dishes; if you ask me, they’re the true heroes of the table!

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THE 4-1-1 ON BUBBS

“Sparkling wines” – a category that broadly covers any and all wines that are carbonated. These wines are sometimes referred to as bubbles, Champagne, the fizzy stuff, Prosecco, Cava, etc. I’m here to clear some confusion on this whole “Champagne” matter and to deliver some good news: these wines are for everyday enjoyment!! Let’s bust the special occasion myth – these wines are just too delicious to reserve for a few days out of the year!

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IF YOU LIKE THAT, TRY THIS

Branching out to try a new wine can seem a bit daunting. What if you hate it? What should you do with the left-over bottle of wine? Should you get your money back? Should you just stick with what you know and like? All thoughts that roll through our heads during the decision-making process. I want to make some suggestions for you Pinot Noir lovers, because trying something new shouldn’t be scary and having help from a professional will greatly decrease your risk of a flop!

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WINES TO SERVE WITH HOLIDAY HAM

It’s the time of year when we start thinking about food and wine pairings for holiday gatherings. There’s no right or wrong when you have a large gathering around the table. Let’s face it, everyone has a different palate and it’s always fun to experiment with pairings. Here are three pork pairing suggestions— because in the South, we love our ham!

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LET’S TALK ABOUT THE SWEET STUFF

What do you think about when you hear the words "sweet wine"? Maybe thoughts of inexpensive bottles consumed in college; or maybe visions of foie gras paired with Sauternes at a decadent French dinner? Whether you have fond memories, promises of never drinking the sweet stuff again, or an opinion of indifference, I thought starting a dialog for sweet wine would give some recognition to a not-so-talked-about category of wine.

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MYTHBUSTERS: WINE EDITION

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or just getting into this whole wine thing, there are a few myths nearly every wine drinker mistakenly believes (Oops! Guilty.) Here are five myths we’ve busted to help dispel some wrong doing we’ve all come across at one point or another in our wine adventures. 

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