Since the 16th century, the new couple has given gifts celebrating a new life together. These favors are considered good luck, and thank guests for being part of the special day. Popular ideas include handmade candles, personalized souvenirs, edible treats, bubble bottles, decorative frames and seasonal or location inspired momentos. Napa and Sonoma counties offer […]
Known for silky aromatic Pinot Noir, the lush Willamette Valley in Northern Oregon is filled with farm-to-table restaurants, stunning scenery and family based wineries. Mostly undiscovered, its welcoming small-town appeal is a casual way to enjoy wine tasting. For a change in pace, there is a variety of distillery tasting rooms, such as Hard Times […]
Do you really need to avoid sulfites in wine? A Certified Specialist of Wine sorts fact from fiction.
Where can you find great wine beyond the tranquil, idyllic vineyards of California and Washington? Try looking in your own city. Urban winemakers are on the rise — and the quality of the wine they’re producing is impressive. By handpicking their grape sources or owning their own fields, these wineries can produce high-quality and handcrafted […]
You may have noticed a trend appearing on wine store shelves. More winemakers are sealing bottles with screw caps instead of corks. And it’s not just cheap, inexpensive wine. Screw caps are appearing increasingly on more expensive bottles as well. For winemakers, a lot goes into the decision of how to best seal a bottle, […]