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Should Open Red Wine Be Stored in the Fridge?

No matter how much you might love red wine, sometimes you just can’t finish the whole bottle. And that’s okay because you can put it away to enjoy another day! But a common question is what’s the best way to store red wine to keep it fresh?…
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Sweet Oaks 2016 Zinfandel – Tasting Notes and Pairings

Red Zinfandel is one of the classic grapes of California, and it accounts for 1 in 10 vines planted in the state.  It is such a popular grape that it even has its own annual festival. Zinfandel vines love the warm sunny days in the Temecula…
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How Long Does Wine Last Once It's Been Opened?

Sometimes a bottle of wine does not get completely consumed during a single sitting and might need to be preserved for another day. We might go so far as to say that this is a common occurrence, as people seek to enjoy wine sensibly and safely.…
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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…
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To Chill or Not to Chill: Red Wine

Those coming to wine for the first time may think it seems confusing or complicated to figure out the best way to serve wine. From the style of glass you pour the wine into, to the food you serve with it, it can seem like there are a bewildering…
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What Are the Best Ways to Store Wine?

If you’ve recently become a big fan of wine, you might find yourself gradually accumulating more bottles of wine to try, and we fully support this! Just make sure you know how to store the bottles you add to your collection, as proper storage…
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Sweet Oaks 2017 Chardonnay - Tasting Notes and Pairings

Chardonnay is a beautifully versatile grape that responds well to being gently aged. It matches well with a wide range of food choices, and this flexibility means that the Sweet Oaks 2017 vintage will provide you with satisfying and memorable…
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Sweet Oaks 2018 Grenache "Brosé" - Tasting Notes and Pairings

Among the more recent offerings from Sweet Oaks comes this 2018 “brosé,” a grenache rosé wine to bring back memories of summers past.   Tasting Notes The wine’s color is reminiscent of salmon or pink grapefruit: medium pink…
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Difference Between Cork Bottles and Screw Cap Bottles

If you look forward to the satisfying sound of a wine cork popping off to signal the end of your workweek, you’re certainly not alone. For more than 400 years, that has been the universal, traditional sealing of wine. These days, however,…
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Best Preservation Systems for Opened Wine

Save your wine for another day without fear of it going bad We’d all love to live in a world where wine never goes bad and money for more bottles never runs out. But, sadly, that’s not real life—at least, not for most of us. So what…