Empowering Wine Lovers’ Health Choices and Tasting Adventures
For years, sommelier Leslee Miller observed that clients and friends were seeking healthier wine options, but they were perplexed by wine’s most recent buzz words (vegan, natural, green, clean + organic); frustrated at the lack of retailers that offer healthy, affordable and delicious wines; and confused about or disappointed by bulk-labeled wine clubs.
They genuinely wanted to drink well, learn more about their palates and wine, and support the farmers behind the actual labels. But they struggled to find a brand that was a champion for these interests.
And so, Leslee created Sip Better: Better for All Wine. Better for you, better for the planet, better for wine growing communities.
Sip Better: Feel Good, Do Good and Drink Smart
Sip Better is a national wine club dedicated to Better-for-You wine. Sip Better supports only family owned, small, international wine growers, who are committed to farming via sustainable,...
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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.
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Hi! I hope you're staying cool in a million fun ways! Check out what's making us happy this week:
FRIDAY FAVES - 8.20.21
- What's the most cheerful getaway you can think of? Personally, this sunflower hotel in the UK sounds PERFECT!
- A sweet widowed man received over 700 birthday cards from strangers for his 101st birthday!
- According to the SF Chronicle, those online quizzes that match your personal palate to wine are not to be trusted. That's what our somm, Leslee always says! Instead, at Sip Better wine club, Leslee handpicks every bottle for you, based on the feedback you provide. No algorithms!
- Take a look back at how popular TV shows and movies predicted our houses would look in the future.
- What do you think: Are Ben and J.Lo really re-creating the video of Jenny From The Block?!
Have a great weekend!
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Hello from my house!
Isn't that where we all are during this COVID-19 pandemic? Inside of our houses?
One of the only true pleasures of these long days of self-isolation is that nature walks and moments outside are PLENTIFUL. Some of us can even see our friends and family by carefully meeting up with them in socially distant-safe spaces. Like the woods! Or a sprawling state park. A couple of lawn chairs in a big green space is the only way to party these days.
And guess what! There's a canned wine for that situation. The intrepid and ever-inspiring Broc Cellars has made their Love Wines walkable.
[above photos by Vinnie Biskupic]
Winemaker Chris Brockway champions minimal intervention winemaking techniques and ethical farming practices, and his Love Wines are crafted to express this mission while also being super affordable. Gotta love a wine that makes your heart AND your wallet feel good, right? And now that Brockway's Love Red and Love White blends are available in cans, the...
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I am over the moon to announce our first press review at Sip Better!
Thank you to our friends at Minnesota Monthly + the lovely Ms. Joy Summers for this very flattering review.
Wine Clubs: The Perfect Mother's Day Gift
Sip Better figures out your taste for wine and goes deep
BY JOY SUMMERS
Published: May 2018
There’s a new wine club based out of Minneapolis that makes for just the sort of mom-pleasing gift we’re all looking for this time of year. I first heard about Sip Better from its founder, sommelier Leslee Miller. Miller operates Amusée, a wine company that teaches classes and builds delicious wine lists for restaurants. I was snuggled in at a seminar she led at Grandview Lodge’s yearly de’Vine weekend.
I had met Miller years before, and I fondly remember the first wine tasting we attended together because she described a white wine as having notes of Banana Runts. RUNTS! Does anyone else remember those little candies, often delivered from one of those little twist-turn vending...