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Being a Woman Winemaker of Color Means You ‘Have to Work Harder and Smarter Than Everyone Else’

Being a Woman Winemaker of Color Means You ‘Have to Work Harder and Smarter Than Everyone Else’

There’s nothing like family. Especially the family that finds you, fully grown and ready to help you build your dreams. Robin McBride and Andréa McBride John grew up on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, Robin in Marlborough, New Zealand and Andréa in Monterey, Calif. They each thought they were only children. But in 1999, […]

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Your Holiday Party Survival Guide [Infographic]

Your Holiday Party Survival Guide [Infographic]

What you serve at a party matters. The right drinks, like a good soundtrack and carefully curated guest list, set the mood for the entire evening. Whether you’re hosting dear friends, beloved relatives, or your least interesting colleagues, VinePair’s holiday party infographic has you covered. Drink up, party down, and prepare to host more people […]

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What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend: Whatever Your Family Puts in Front of You

What You Should Be Drinking This Weekend: Whatever Your Family Puts in Front of You

The big holiday weekend that we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. To top it all off, Christmas Day and the commencement of Hanukkah fall on the same day. No matter what you’re celebrating, this weekend is going to be huge. Friends, family, and loved ones are certain to be gathered around, with endless […]

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A Family Bonding Experience Over Wine

A Family Bonding Experience Over Wine

My family, on both sides, had always kept holidays dry. Those in my parents’ and grandparents’ generations simply were not drinkers and our events remained alcohol-free, with the exception of some compulsory Manischewitz at Passover, which was not actually intended for consumption. Somewhere along the way, the boldest of my older cousins started bringing cases […]

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Medicinal Wine

Medicinal Wine

I have the hardest time sitting still. In fact, relaxing makes me anxious. It’s been true my whole life and I guess in the long run it’s worked out just fine. I tend to justify it as “productivity.” But through it all I’ve found that there’s always one place, one situation, one continuing memory that […]

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