“Wine-Inspired” Gifts

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Need a gift for a vinophile, but would prefer to give something more unusual than a wine shop gift certificate or the latest wine accessory? If so, here are some different wine-inspired possibilities that might do the trick. Wine-Flavored Foods Why just drink wine when you can “eat” it too? For the wine lover with…

Buying Wine: Getting the Most for Your Dollar


Here are some suggestions for getting the most for your wine dollar. Think big. The more specific a wine’s appellation (e.g. the Dundee Hills AVA which lies within Oregon’s Willamette Valley AVA), the more expensive it’s likely to be. Look for wines that come from a great region (Sonoma Coast, Napa Valley, Burgundy, Languedoc etc.),…

Getting a Bargain at the Wine Shop


  Wine Expert Stephanie Carraway gives tips on how to bargain with your local wine shop

Vintage: Is it Important?

Wine expert Stephanie Caraway explains vintage and whether it is important to consider when selecting a wine.

Giving Wine As a Gift


Wine is a wonderful gift, as are the enjoyable conversations and happy memories that it inspires.  However, deciding which wine to give can be a difficult task given the huge number of terrific wines that are available.  Here are some suggestions to help you find that perfect bottle. • Consider the recipient’s taste in and…