Author: Jamie

A Taste of Terre Rouge and Easton Wines

There are a number of factors that go into why we love the wine producers that we do. For some of us, maybe we’ve been to the winery, maybe one of their wines is tied to an important memory, or maybe we just love their labels.  All of these are reasons that most wine enthusiasts can relate to, but there is one additional factor that is key for us here

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McPrice Myers’ ‘Blue Collar Series’ Blows Us Away!

Quick Shop of Blue Collar Series at a Wine Outlet closest to you: Buy from McLean store Buy from Vienna store Buy from Great Falls store   McPrice ‘Mac’ Myers has been crafting high-expression wines of balance, value, and place since 2002. A lifelong, self-proclaimed “food and wine geek,” Mac was a quick study and almost immediately had the press lauding his wines from near and far. His passion for

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Our Cinco de Mayo Picks

Our picks for Cinco de Mayo are spin-offs of the traditional beverages found in Mexico. We are inspired by the blend of Mexican and American culture, so we brought in a variety of options for you to choose from to celebrate this holiday your way! We have something for beer lovers, wine lovers, spice lovers, sweet lovers… Cinco de Mayo may be on a Tuesday this year, but with quarantine

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Supporting Hospitality Relief Programs

In the spirit of a united food & beverage industry, we are grateful to be a part of Olé & Obrigado’s Restaurant Relief Pack. This retail program will donate 50% of profits from the sales of select wines from March through May to national and local organizations providing direct relief to hospitality employees. The national organization is the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation whose mission is to provide relief for out

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What’s the deal with Rosé wine?

Our Take on Rosé wines  If you find yourself googling “Rosé Quotes” what appears is guide after guide of puns, phrases, stitched pillows, wine glasses with cheesy phrases, and of course, “Rosé All Day” printed on everything that you can imagine. As social media and influencers play a major part in our digital economy, the American market can treat Rosé like an accessory for good times in good weather. But

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Pairing our Wine with our Frozen Foods

We just add a bunch of high-quality frozen foods to our freezers at each store from some of the best fresh food on the east coast. Poultry: Chicken (anti-biotic free) and Chicken Pot Pies Meats: Filet Mignon, Skirt Steak, Steak Burgers, Pork Chops, and Veal Fish: Salmon, Ahi Tuna, Sea Bass, Red Snapper, Orange Roughy, and Swordfish To see each store’s inventory and pricing, follow this link. Call any of

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Wine Rocker Charles Smith and K Vintners Event Recap

If anyone could craft a wine that has both tasting notes as well as musical ones, it’s Charles Smith. Not many winery-tasting events feature patrons sipping and analyzing single-vineyard Syrah while an up-and-coming alternative rock band shreds live guitar solos, but, then again, Charles Smith doesn’t run that many wineries. In fact, if you are in Walla Walla, Washington on March 26, this is exactly what is happening with the

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How to Read a Champagne Label

Sparkling wine may be called Champagne ONLY if it is from Champagne, France! “Champagne” is required to appear on the label along with a number of other items including the Champagne House, alcohol content, and sweetness level. Here are the basics to know: Is it dry or sweet? When Champagne is produced, sugar is added to the bottle following fermentation (dosage). Each of these terms directly relates to the amount

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Recap of Champagne Events (2019)

The bubbles were rising at our Champagne Extravaganza this week as we enjoyed a decadent night of tasting vintage, non-vintage, dry and sweet champagnes from France. Our hand-picked selections from famed champagne houses to grower-producers evoked a sense of celebration and fun as we sipped our way through fifteen different champagnes. Each one offering immensely seductive styles, complex layers of flavors and sparkling smiles. A favorite fizz of the evening

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Sparkling Wine 101

Sparklers are for celebrations. They’re for weddings, showers, anniversaries, birthdays, or just the fact that you’re not at the office. While not very many people bring Champagne tofunerals, sparkling wine can be enjoyed just as any other wine. It is, after all, wine…just with some added pizazz. So, what actually makes a wine a sparkling one? Duh…bubbles! I know, dumb question, but what are the bubbles, how did they get

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