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Back-to-School Wine

images (3)Hard to believe Summer is coming to an end! With Fall around the corner many will be making an official switch to Pumpkin Lattes in the morning and Red Wine in the evenings. Just remember, if you’re in the mood for something different, go for it! And to all the moms (and dads) out there who are feeling a little too excited to send the kids back to school, don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for it! ;)

In celebration honor of Back-to-School season and Labor Day, we put together a few funnies for you to enjoy. Cheers!

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Don’t forget to check out our End-of Summer Sale!

~Vino & Vintage

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Storing Wine

One of the things that we get asked a lot about is how to properly store wine. Well, while we may not be expert sommeliers and our wine bottles don’t usually stand a chance of getting stored, we do dream of having that beautiful cave-like wine cellar one day. Until then, we’ve put together a few helpful infographics we came across that do a nice job of breaking down wine storage for us. Cheers!

 

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End-of-Summer Sale

If you think it’s been a little quiet over here at Vino & Vintage…you’re not exactly wrong. We just got back from a much needed Summer vacation in California. Don’t get it twisted though, it was definitely not all play and no work (though it was a lot of California wine!). Actually, we’ve been getting ready for some fun and exciting things that await us coming this Fall. In preparation, we are having an end-of-Summer sale! Check it out…..

Get your favorite “Winette” shirt and in addition to our sale price, we’ll throw in a free set of of all four “Winette” magnets and stickers and free shipping to the U.S.!

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Get a set of our unique and classy “Winette” Charms and we’ll throw in a set of all four magnets and stickers along with a beaded fashion bracelet to decorate your wine bottle or your wrist…plus free shipping!

wpid-wp-1407966303076.jpegTo find out which “Winette” you are and shop our online boutique: Click Here

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Summer Wine Pairings

As Summer winds down in its last month, we thought we’d share another great guide to pairing different wines with some favorite Summer dishes.  Enjoy…Cheers!
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Sangria Summer

The perfect Summer cocktail? Sangria of course!  Finding the right blend of wine, fruit and other ingredients can be tricky. A couple of Summers ago we shared some of our red and white Sangria recipe tips. (To read post: Click Here) However, this helpful guide from Wine Enthusiast Magazine breaks down The Anatomy of Sangria so you can easily create your own personal recipe. Experimenting is the best part! What’s in your Sangria? Cheers!

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Spice It Up!

wpid-picsart_1405118793299_wm.jpgWe may be in the middle of a hot Summer, but that’s no reason to prevent ourselves from indulging in some red wine. Even better, why not make it some red spiced wine?! We were recently given the opportunity to sample SPICED Wine from Spicy Vines. While mulled wine may be something commonly found during the holidays, Spicy Vines introduces us to a new kind of wine inspired by ancient traditions that can be enjoyed any time of year. We also happen to love their sexy website and photos. ;)

SPICED Wine is a blend of California Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Syrah and Grenache, combined with Brandy and infused with fruit and spices that are good for you!  Best of all, it is made with all-natural and local ingredients using green and sustainable practices.

The bottle’s instructions recommend sipping it as is from a wine glass, or warming it up and serving it in a mug. As soon as we opened the bottle, the aromas of clove and nutmeg won us over. At first sip, we also noticed notes of fruit and pepper and found it surprisingly smooth. We then warmed up the wine to compare. Immediately we were overwhelmed with feelings of Thanksgiving, craving turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. While we both agreed we preferred the wine at room temperature, the traces of orange and other fruits gave us an even better idea for the future….Spiced Wine Sangria! We’ll let you know how that turns out. ;)

For more info and to get your own bottle of Spiced Wine, visit the Spicy Vines Website, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Cheers!

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BBQ Wine Pairings

Hope you all had a great Independence Day! In honor of BBQ and Picnic season, we thought we’d share this super helpful guide from Vinepair to make your Summer Wine Pairings are a piece of cake. Cheers!

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