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What to Pair with Your Classic Thanksgiving Dishes!

This post covers the main course. The big kahuna, the stomach stuffer, or if you have to use a “proper” term: The Mains! If you have not read our post on side dishes and wine pairings yet, we highly encourage you to browse through that before reading this! If you did already get your feet wet with that short blog on a few of the key sides on every Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes & the Perfect Wines to Pair

Turkey, Football, Stretchy Pants, Wine. These are our 4 major ingredients for a successful Thanksgiving. Within this list, we can be confident of a few things: we want to save the white meat for leftover turkey sandwiches with Duke’s Mayonnaise, we will watch college before the predictable Dallas and Detroit games, and we want wines that will pair with everything on the table. Thanksgiving is one of those food holidays

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EOD Cellars: A Wine Review

This Veteran’s Day marks 101 years since the guns in Europe fell silent in the hopes that the “War to end all Wars” would be just that… 101 years later, that isn’t the case. There are still battles to be fought, and wars to be won. That is out of our hands. As civilians however, we do have a way of giving back, even if only on a small scale.

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Zinfandel’s Home In California

Sample This Zinfandel Collection In Great Falls McLean Vienna Zinfandel is often thought of as a quintessentially American grape, and this is certainly the case today. Despite Zinfandel gaining its place is the American wine market, the grape originated from Croatia eventually making its way to California. Napa Valley and the Sierra Foothills are home to some of the most sought-after Zins, and below, let’s examine a few examples that

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Ciders Perfect For Fall

Ciders available in Great Falls McLean Vienna As the summer comes to a close and fall is just around the corner, we want to share one of our favorite autumn beverages: cider! Crisp, sweet or dry, delicious, and bubbly, hard ciders are a perfect drink to have as the weather turns a touch cooler. The ciders mentioned below are linked to above, so try them to find your favorite style

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Grenache: A World Traveler

Grenache collection available in Great Falls McLean Vienna Grenache is truly a world traveler. From its origin in Spain to Portugal, France, Italy, Israel, Australia, the United States, and South Africa, Grenache appears on its own or in iconic blends; however, what remains constant is its changing expression throughout the wine regions of the world. The grape is relatively durable, and it is one of the most planted grapes in

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Rivers Marie: The Winemaker Difference

Rivers Marie collection available in Great Falls McLean Vienna There are a number of premium wine areas in the world where the climate and vines come together in a way that feels like a perfect match. In Bordeaux, this is the case with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, in Piedmont, this is the case with Nebbiolo, and in California’s Sonoma Coast, this is the case with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Like

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Jax Vineyards: A Slice of Napa

Jax collect available in Great Falls McLean Vienna Napa Valley is a hub from world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay among many other varieties, and certain producers show the sense of place and adventurous spirit that has defined Napa Valley since the middle of the 20th century. Below we will examine how Jax approaches their winemaking and what makes their wines staples for us at the Wine Outlet. The wines mentioned

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A Spotlight on Jermann

Collection available in Great Falls McLean Vienna Every so often, a wine truly hooks us and almost demands that we dive deeper into the those who make it. This is exactly how Jermann’s 2017 Sauvignon Blanc from Friuli-Venezia Julia impacted us here at the Wine Outlet. Below we want to briefly touch on what makes this winery a special one, and highlight two additional wines that we have in stock

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Virtual Tasting With Caboose Brewing

Caboose Selections From: Great Falls McLean Vienna Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to our very first LIVE virtual beer tasting with Caboose Brewing. If you couldn’t make it, then not to worry! Below we will provide a brief recap of our in depth tasting with Head Brewer, Matt Furda, and in case you want relive the tasting and sip while you watch, head to our

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Adventurous American Winemaking

American Red Wine Collections from Great Falls McLean Vienna European winemaking, particularly in economies that heavily rely on a consistent product for export such as Spain, France, and Italy, is (more often than not) heavily bound by government regulation regarding what grapes can be planted where, what winemaking techniques are allowed, and how long wines must age before release. This creates two situations. First, winemaking traditions are refined over many

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August Manager Selections

See Our Managers’ Selections From August Tasting: Great Falls McLean Vienna Thank you to everyone who were able to attend our Managers’ Favorites Tasting! Just in case you were busy, we have you covered with clips from the tasting on our YouTube channel. Many of these wines will be in our stores for months to come, so if you happen to pick up a bottle, learn more about it at

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