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Wine vs Champagne: Differences Between the Two

Wine Vs. Champagne: What’s The Difference? Wine and Champagne. Two of our favorite beverages. We love wine on an average day to day basis and love Champagne for the big life celebrations! From breakfast (hello, mimosas)to dinner, from spicier cuisines to a flavorful dessert and everything in between, sparkling wines play well and taste delicious with just about any type of dish. Plus, there is nothing better than popping some bubbles to celebrate! Have you ever wondered why Champagne is known as the go-to celebratory drink? Well, we have your answer. In the 1780s, aka way back in the day, the bubbly celebratory drink symbolized status. It was most commonly associated with celebrations in European royal courts. Royalty loved Champagne....

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How Much to Spend on Wedding Gifts

Ah, the spring is upon us, which means wedding season is about to be in full swing. And this year, it's going to be wild. Or, at least we sure hope so! After the world essentially shut down in 2020, brides and grooms everywhere rescheduled their big days for 2021. That means in 2021, many of us will be attending two years' worth of wedding events in one jam-packed, alcohol-induced, expensive-as-hell year. Joy!  Here's the unsaid truth: accepting and RSVPing yes to a wedding invitation is essentially a contractual agreement where you acknowledge that you will not only be attending their wedding, but you will also be purchasing the happy couple a wedding gift, often one from their wedding registry....

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What to Put in a Gift Basket for Every Occasion

How To Build The Perfect Gift Basket Gift baskets are one of the best gifts out there. They bring a level of joy that is disproportionate to their size. Perhaps it brings us all back to childhood when you would attend a party and leave with the ridiculously exciting gift bag? Or maybe it brings us back to the memory of receiving a fun gift basket from the Easter Bunny? Whatever it is, there is something about great gift baskets that bring sheer joy. They're made even better when they have been curated with your loved one's interests in mind.  Holiday gift baskets are not a new or novel invention; instead, they've been around forever, even going back to a...

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How to Properly Serve Wine

Wow Your Guests With Perfect Wine Service Thinking about throwing a dinner party and want to show off your bougie-ness? Great, we love that look for you! So many people are uneducated on the proper method of serving wine; whether they're pouring at the wrong temperature or popping off corks, they don't realize they're destroying their wine's flavors and aromas.  Let's step up your entertaining game and make you look like the queen (or king) you actually are!  Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold Prepare to have a little more respect for Goldilocks! The perfect serving temperature for wine is VERY important because it impacts both the wine's flavor and aroma. Wine too warm? Prepare to be overwhelmed with a...

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How Long to Chill Wine and Other Chilling Tips You Should Know

As self-described wine experts or sommeliers, if you will, we know a thing or two when it comes to pouring the perfect glass of wine. We've experienced the utter horror when our lips made contact with a warm chardonnay, and we would never wish that upon anyone, even our competitors or worst enemies.  Therefore, we took some time out of our super busy schedules to outline some tips on pouring the perfect glass of wine. Assuming you have a great bottle of wine or a can of Bev, you must do your part to live up to your wine's expectations. And although wine doesn't talk, we know for sure that they would share that the perfect glass of wine has...

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