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    Christopher Ruhland, Author of “Press for Champagne” recently tweeted, “whenever I drink Amarone, I think, [...]

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April 2018

Blog Archive

Gifting and Gratitude with The Vice Wine

By |November 2nd, 2021|

With sweater weather in full swing, the close whispers reminding us of the upcoming holidays are here. Real talk: sometimes you’re simply strapped for time. Between the extra days in the kitchen cooking and general holiday decision making, a time that is often dedicated to spending time with loved ones [...]

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Brushing Off Unsolicited Opinions In Wine

By |October 1st, 2021|

Remember the wine jerk? Well, they’ve morphed into another category of impolite and insulting. Whether you’re a professional wine mogul or an everyday wine enthusiast, unsolicited opinions can pop up repeatedly despite every intention to avoid such commentary.  This is a reminder that these roadblocks are temporary—pave your own path. [...]

1 Grape, 3 Budgets

By |August 31st, 2021|

Beat what remains of the summer heat with a classic, refreshing Chenin Blanc! Chenin Blanc is a full-of-life, aromatic white wine. It can be vinified in a multitude of styles from dry to sweet, from still to sparkling, and highly acclaimed styles can be produced everywhere from France to South [...]

A Peek at Winning Wine Documentary ‘Blind Ambition’

By |July 27th, 2021|

Blind Ambition, the story of Zimbabwean refugees turned thriving sommeliers, has won the Documentary Audience Award at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Even if you are a wine novice, the narrative of pursuing a better life for the well-being of family and even bigger dreams—at varying capacities—is one that resonates [...]

A Quick Armenian Wine Primer

By |June 16th, 2021|

What do you know about Armenian wine? While the most common answer we’re given is “nothing” or “not much”, this basis is just a stepping stone to discover a “new” category. Sometimes, there are pitfalls to wine rules. Learning only about certain wines can be rigid and feel so restrictive [...]

Grill There, Grill That: Wines for Your Backyard Barbecue

By |June 1st, 2021|

Summertime. Sunshine. Sear. ‘Tis the season of the backyard barbecue! There’s something about grilled meats, veggies and good company that goes especially well with a little easy wine pairing R&D. Beer is the long-hailed, straightforward staple of the summer grill, but wine can be simple, too! The idea of matching [...]


By |April 26th, 2021|

Shall We Wine caught up with Sheila Donohue—Founder, CEO, and Sommelier of Vero. Vero specializes in limited edition, sustainably-made wines, olive oils and food from around the world! Sheila breaks down for us the mission and inspiration behind Vero and their amazing community: 1. What is Vero and what is your mission? Vero [...]

The Illustrious House of Champagne Billecart-Salmon

By |April 14th, 2021|

Elevate any Champagne stockpile with Champagne Billecart-Salmon, one of the world's most premier and prestigious Champagne houses. Calling yourself a historic, family-owned business is easy... but they have receipts! The birth of Billecart-Salmon began with the marriage between Nicolas François Billecart and Elisabeth Salmon. Founded in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in 1818, this [...]

Let’s Take A Peak: Ant Moore Wines

By |March 24th, 2021|

Looking for easy wines to excite, just in time for springtime? Enter Ant Moore Wines. With a wide selection of sustainably grown, vegan friendly offerings—and not to mention, stunning standout labels—there’s no better time than the present to uncover the enchanting region of Marlborough. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine [...]


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