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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....
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Hello hello! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Please enjoy some of our favorite things on the internet this week, and have a lovely, orange-y Fall weekend.
FRIDAY FAVES - 10.21.22
- Why do I love Quarantine Kermi so much?!
- If you're looking for an alternative to the spooky snacks and drinks of the season, might I suggest orange wine?
- Who's up for a little self-care Target run? We've all done it!
- Cup of Jo's Fall favorites lists are the BEST.
- How's this for an inspiring movie?: In Blind Ambition, four Zimbabwean friends (and immigrants to South Africa) become sommeliers and make an inspiring journey to the World Wine Tasting Championship in Burgundy. And it's a true story! I'm IN.
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It's October. The holiday season is around the corner, trees are erupting in fiery colors, and words like crisp and cozy and hunker down are on everyone's lips. It's pretty much the best time of the year, right? And it's also the best time of year for gathering.
From rowdy neighborhood bonfires to fancy Thanksgiving feasts, there are many reasons to get together in the Fall. And accordingly, there will be occasions where you're surrounded by just your core group of friends, and others where the party is much more nuanced and mixed. So, how will you ensure that your sister-in-law's love of all things bubbly jives with your Dad's insistence on "anything under fifteen bucks"?
Easy! Add our shop page to your bookmarks and take a deep breath. Maybe put on a little jazz. It's going to be ok.
Choosing beverages geared toward your (or anyone's!) specific tastes is exactly what our sommelier, Leslee, does. Our Let it Rip! tasting kit is a great place to start if you simply want someone to set...
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One joy in the time of Corona Virus? Virtual wine classes!
Sip Better's sommelier, Leslee Miller, has been putting her wine education chops to work from the comfort of her own home. Through her consulting business, Amusée, Leslee has begun hosting live themed wine classes via Zoom, and the latest one turned into one big wine and cheese pairing party! Wine lovers from around the country tuned in on Saturday April 18th to discuss how to create a killer cheese and meat spread (see that beauty up above?), which wines to pair with which snacks, and more. I was there too! And here are three of my takeaways:
VARIETY IS KEY
Make sure your cheese(and meat) board reflects the spice of life: variety! Choose at least one cow's milk cheese (like Gruyère), one goat's milk (such as fresh chèvre), and one sheep's milk cheese (like Manchego). Not only do these different milks offer many pairing combinations and flavor profiles to explore, they also ensure that most of your dining mates will find...