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Six Wines With Charitable Benefits to Give (or Receive)

Six Wines With Charitable Benefits to Give (or Receive)

The holiday season is here, complete with twinkly lights, gift swaps, and parties galore. No matter your creed, it’s a season of giving. What you choose to bring to your friends, family, and office-wide White Elephant exchange doesn’t have to be frivolous, either. Many highly giftable items do double duty as agents for change in […]

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There’s a Chianti Classico for Everyone on Your Holiday Gift List

There’s a Chianti Classico for Everyone on Your Holiday Gift List

With the holiday season fast approaching, it’s not too early to think about gifts for the important people in your life. A surefire option that will please nearly everyone on your list is a nice bottle of Italian wine. This year, consider Chianti Classico, an Italian red wine from a region that has been recognized […]

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Everything You Need to Know About White Wines for Winter

Everything You Need to Know About White Wines for Winter

Much like “rules” about ditching your white clothes after Labor Day, avoiding white wines during the winter is an outdated notion. Think of it this way: your favorite pair of white pants are as striking on you in October as they are in May, just as a crisp Pinot Bianco is just as quenching with […]

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The Best Bottles of Wine (and Booze) for Every Holiday Party, at Every Budget

The Best Bottles of Wine (and Booze) for Every Holiday Party, at Every Budget

The holidays are expensive, especially for those both popular and polite enough to never attend a party empty-handed. Fortunately, being a (conscientious) social butterfly doesn’t have to be prohibitively pricey. The perfect host or hostess gift might be an offbeat sparkler, affordable Napa Valley crowd-pleaser, or well-chosen spirit (bonus points for bringing the mixer, too).

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Can You Buy Alcohol on Memorial Day?

Can You Buy Alcohol on Memorial Day?

In New York, where VinePair HQ is located, we’re privileged to live with relatively lax liquor, wine, and beer laws. Alcohol laws vary aggressively by state, though. Every state has its own set of allowances and restrictions,  some of which are really weird. (In Oklahoma, shop owners cannot sell ”low-point beer” — beer 3.2 percent […]

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How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party [Infographic]

How to Pick the Perfect Bottle of Wine for Every Holiday Party [Infographic]

We’re in the thick of holiday party season, which probably has you on a first-name basis with your local wine shop salesperson. Different parties require different bottles, depending on whether you’re trying to impress the boss, surviving a night with the in-laws, or being dragged along as a last-minute plus-one. Whatever the party situation, we’ve […]

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