Entries by Erin Andrews


7 Ways to Reuse Wine Bottles

Let’s be honest, as we get more enthusiastic about learning about wine, the stack of bottles we accumulate gets larger. Do they all have to go straight into the recycling? Not necessarily. There are a surprising number of fun ways to reuse wine bottles that are useful, practical, or beautiful and are a great addition […]


To Chill or Not to Chill: White Wine

Many wines taste better after chilling and reaching the right temperature. With white wine, you can only experience the full taste profile if you cool the beverage first. Having the ability to control the coldness level of wine will change how you enjoy a drink. Why You Should Chill White Wine Chilling white wine brings […]


Wines for Your Holiday Dinners

For many people, Christmas dinner is the most important meal of the year. That can put more than enough pressure on the person having to prepare the food. Finding a selection of wines that will accompany the meal nicely often seems like a step too far.  However, it’s not too tricky, with a bit of […]


The Story of Sweet Oaks Winery

In the rolling hills of Temecula Valley, you’ll find Sweet Oaks Winery.  Not your average winery, Sweet Oaks continues to impress wine enthusiasts from near and far. Of course, impeccably crafted wine is our highest priority, but our winery is so much more than that. Whether you come for the wine or the scenery, Sweet […]


Food to Pair with the Sweet Oaks 2016 Zinfandel: Part Two

A beautiful, easy-to-drink varietal, we love Zinfandel because it’s such a versatile wine. It’s so versatile we’ve already given you one article about pairing it with food, and now we’re back with more suggestions, more delicious flavor combinations, and more ideas for exploring Zinfandel as part of your wine journey. Zinfandel, also known as Primitivo, originated in […]

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6 Tips for Choosing a Wine to Gift 

Wine is an excellent gift of choice! The variety of flavors gives you many options, but picking the right bottle requires doing your homework. How well do you know this person, and is wine already their thing? If not, what wines are a good choice for beginners? With these six tips, you’ll have enough guidance […]