Grower of the Month // MEINKLANG

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*This post is part of our Grower of the Month series, in which we spotlight a winery we love!*

Meinklang winery in Austria produces the sort of low-intervention organic wines that practically burst with freshness and wild, floral, complex aromas. And the secret to their deliciousness? Nature. Gut feeling. Letting the land do its thing without getting in the way. Meinklang is a truly sparkling example of the power of organic and biodynamic wine growing.

The Meinklang farm is situated in Burgenland, Austria, just on the border with Hungary, and it not only supports a thriving wine business, but also a healthy and buzzing ecosystem of wild plants, vegetables, animals, insects, and people. Three generations of the Michlits family—who each have their own specialty when it comes to farming and winemaking—gently coax and nurture the natural elements around them into a self-sustaining cycle of life.

In fact, you might consider Meinklang wines a love song to the life that swirls around the...

Sip Better's 2022 Gift Guide

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Welcome to your liquid gift guide! This big ole list of some Sip Better favorite wines will give you a great start to your holiday shopping. There's something for everyone to sip on this list, including your non-wine-drinking friends and family. Peruse, shop, and enjoy!

 

THE TRAVELER WHO LOVES TO ENTERTAIN

 

Bodega Summetrîa 'Eje'| Mexico
A little taste of Mexico in a glass! This textured and alluring red will satisfy wine drinkers with big, bold tastes and wander lust.

Loosen Bros. 'Dr. L' Sekt | Germany
This sparkling Riesling (yup!) tastes delicious with just about anything, which makes it right at home at a feast. It's the perfect bottle to pull out when you've got guests on their way over.

Pullus 'Halozan' | Slovenia
If your giftee truly loves to entertain a crowd, you can't go wrong with this LITER sized bottle of this floral and bright white!

 

THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS IMBIBER

 

Ameztoi Txakolina | Spain
A crisp and slightly spritzy white with zero grams of sugar and super low ABV....

Thanksgiving Day Wine Pairings for Anyone and Everyone

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On Thanksgiving Day, the only thing more stressful than getting a hot and scrumptious feast on the table is having enough delicious things for everyone to drink. 

Don't worry! You'll soon be the host(ess) with the mostest with this list of wines that truly run the gamut. From structured red wines to frothy pinks, our Thanksgiving Day wine pairings are meant for everyone and anyone. 

Explore the pairings below and be sure to head over to our Thanksgiving SHOP section if you can't find what you're looking for here. Clink, Clink!

STARTERS

from cheese boards to smoked chicken wings to crunchy crudité

Dopff & Irion Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé | Alsace, France
Pair with cheese boards, shrimp cocktail, raw veggies and fruit desserts

Landhaus Mayer Riesling | Niederösterreich, Austria
Pair with cheese boards, olives, fruit, roast turkey, fresh salads

SIDES

whether its a warm brussels sprout salad or that jiggly can o' cranberry

J. Bouchon 'País Viejo' | Maule Valley, Chile
Pair with all...

Take a Peek at a Sip Better Wine Club Membership Account!

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Picture it: You're scrolling through our online wine shop, looking for something to pair perfectly with your grandma's Thanksgiving stuffing. Or maybe a delicious yet affordable bottle of bubbles. Our shop is a great place to start, but at some point you might find yourself thinking, I just want something with a little more...X factor! 

Of course you do! After all, variety is the spice of life and exploring new wines is a great way to keep your palate (and your brain) sharp and guessing. When you join our wine club, variety and adventure is exactly what you'll get. Plus a whole lot more.

Let's take a little tour of a Sip Better membership account, shall we? As the celebs used to say on MTV's Diary, "you think you know, but you have no idea." (Shoutout to my millennial sisters!)

Check out the video below and explore just a few of the features you'll unlock as a member of our wine club

 

FRIDAY FAVES // Spooky Tales, The Funniest Kid Costumes, and a Twist on the Manhattan

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Happy Halloweeeeeen! Wishing you a spooky weekend and lots of fun!

FRIDAY FAVES - 10.28.22


- This podcast legitimately freaks me out. Don't listen to it alone!
> DRINK THIS: Matic Pinot Gris, orange wine from Slovenia

- And if you ever wondered how the heck Halloween came to be, check out this episode of Flightless Bird.
> DRINK THIS: Spy Valley Pinot Noir from New Zealand

- These table linens are beautiful and dramatic, perfect for wintertime dining.
> DRINK THIS: Domaine de Piaugier Côtes du Rhône Villages-Sablet from France

- On our somm's recommendation, I made a Manhattan with this rich Pedro Ximenez sherry from Spain in place of sweet vermouth and HOLY SMOKES! It rules.
> DRINK THIS: El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry from Spain

- I hope these kooky toddler costumes make you smile!
> DRINK THIS: Elio Perrone 'Bigaro' from Italy


See you in November!

 

—Emily Rentsch

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