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Miraval rose wine bottles with wine glasses

A Toast to Miraval Rose: A Snob-Free Wine Review 

If you’re looking for a refreshing, light-bodied rose to fill your glass (or pitcher) this summer, look no further than Miraval Rose. This well-rounded wine is the perfect accompaniment for outdoor dining and

Nina Dobrev and

Fresh Vine Wine Review: A No B.S. Expert Opinion

The wine industry is saturated with celebrity wine brands and labels claiming to be “healthier” for you. But what’s real? And what’s really good? It can get confusing! It’s not like you can

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Wine Review

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Review: Summer Sippers

Looking for a delicious Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy? Look no further than Villa Maria’s wines! Crafted in the heart of the Marlborough region of New Zealand, Villa Maria offers three distinct Sauvignon Blancs

Gallica Winery

There’s nothing like sipping wine in the place where it was grown. Gallica is nestled in the heart of Napa Valley amongst historic vineyards and coastal oaks. On the patio, next to their

Paige drinking wine for summer drinking captions for instagram

6 Everyday Wines Perfect for Summer

Although most look at this time of year as the end of summer, I say it’s still in full swing! And what better way to celebrate than with some wine! Take a look

Wine Girl with Matsu Bottles

Matsu Wines: A Journey of Time

Recently I had the privilege of sampling Matsu wines. Matsu is designed to be a celebration — a journey — along the passage of time between three generations of winemakers. Youth, maturity, and

bottles of merlot wines on a table with wine corks

Merlot Month

October is Merlot Month — probably my favorite “wine holiday” out there! Merlot is one of the two main varietals in the OG Wine Region… Bordeaux. It’s capable of producing complex, interesting wines

Canned Wine: Recent Fad or Here to Stay?

A Skeptic’s Guide to Canned Wine

Wine is so often synonymous with luxury, snobbery, showmanship… but those aren’t the things I love about wine. I love the story, the people, the way it

4th of July Wines & Perfect Pairings

The fourth of July offers up a whole feast of amazing wine pairing opportunities! While it may traditionally be focused around beer, it’s also the perfect time to pop open a bottle of

5 Napa Rosés Perfect for any Taste

I love that so many different styles of rosé can all come out of the Napa region, and I’m excited to see producers crafting styles all over the board. Whether rosé is one

White Port: Unexpected Poolside Sipping

White Port is the ultimate mixer for hot summer days. With an interestingly complex but refreshing taste, there’s a lot of flavor opportunities to play with. For a simple and refreshing mix drink,

Two glasses of rosé

Stop Drinking Shitty Rosé

Rosé wine is a category run amok. Demand is crazy high, with the consumer understanding absolutely minuscule. It’s associated most often with day-drinking (cue squealing cheers of “rosé all day!), something pretty to

Paige’s Holiday Guide to Sparkling Wine

The holiday season is a great time to incorporate more sparkling wine! Here you’ll find some of my favorite sparkling wine picks, perfect for everything and anything this holiday season and beyond. All