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5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

5 Surprising Places Making Great Sparkling Wine

What’s better than wine? Wine with bubbles, of course! The sparkling wine trend is booming. In 2015, Americans consumed over 21 million cases of wine, according to the Wine Institute. For winemakers, this means two things: First of all, there’s a much bigger reward in focusing on producing excellent sparkling wine, since consumers are clamoring […]

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If You’re a Patriot, You Should Be Drinking Madeira This Weekend

If You’re a Patriot, You Should Be Drinking Madeira This Weekend

It’s President’s Day weekend and we all know what that means: Three. Day. Weekend. President’s Day is the federal holiday we celebrate on the third Monday in February to honor George Washington’s birthday, though the holiday’s significance has shifted to include all of our nation’s presidents. For such a patriotic weekend, we’re raising a glass of the […]

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The 5 Portuguese Wine Styles You Need To Try Based On What You Already Like

The 5 Portuguese Wine Styles You Need To Try Based On What You Already Like

Has your wallet become home to moths only? Holiday over-spending need not force Sober January, or giving up good juice for boxed plonk. Instead of going dry, try the bargain hunter’s secret weapon: Portuguese wines. With over 200 indigenous grape varieties, and more U.S. imports than ever, there’s bottles for everything from prime rib to […]

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This Town In Portugal Has A Bizarre Christmas Eve Drinking Tradition Involving Bananas

This Town In Portugal Has A Bizarre Christmas Eve Drinking Tradition Involving Bananas

Christmas Eve traditions can vary. For some, it’s dinner and Midnight Mass. For others, it might be an annual holiday marathon starting with National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and maybe some Ernest Saves Christmas. Some people won’t even look at (or put out) presents, and others just tear into the whole mess like tomorrow’s never coming.

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Vinho Verde, The Wine Of Summer

Vinho Verde, The Wine Of Summer

Few wines signify summer quite like Vinho Verde. These fresh, young wines are fun, easy to drink and the perfect libation for spending the day in the sun. They’re also incredibly affordable. Some of the best Vinho Verde’s you can find are under $10 a bottle, and while you could spend more, you don’t need […]

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