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Gifting The Perfect Bottle Of Wine

Gifting The Perfect Bottle Of Wine

No matter how well you know someone, you can give a bottle of wine as a gift and be sure to impress. Here are ten tips for how to make a great gift of a bottle of wine based on ten people you might know.

The Techie

Whether or not you know anything about your tech lovin’, reddit posting neighbor’s tastes in wine you are sure to impress by gifting a bottle from La Crema or Columbia Crest. These two American companies have used technology to make decisions about their wine. Your techie friend will love opening this bottle with friends and telling how even winemakers understand the importance of being connected… to the internet, that is!

The Pop Culture Fiend

Some people like dead poets. Others like celebrities. If you have a friend who is a fan of a particular actor, musician or other known personality there’s a good chance that they have their hands in the wine business. Race car drivers, musicians and movie stars, even politicians — they’ve all gotten into the wine making business. A google search or this helpful list will help you figure out how to pick the perfect bottle for any fanboy or girl.

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10 Interesting facts about Dionysus; The Greek God of Wine





Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, played an important role in the culture of the ancient Greeks. And it wasn’t just about drinking wine. He is also the god of the harvest and viticulture in general.

Many people know Dionysus as the Greek god of wine but many do not realize that he was a pivotal figure not just in wine drinking but early viticulture, fertility and was celebrated by the ancient Greeks with pageantry and revelry. Here are ten facts about Dionysus you can break out to impress your wine loving friends.

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Creating The Perfect Pitcher Of Sangria

Creating The Perfect Pitcher Of Sangria

For your next party, instead of having wine and beer, consider stepping up your game by setting out pitchers of Sangria. The wine-based drink is surging in popularity and isn’t just red wine with fruit anymore.

Sangria is a mix of wine, sweetener, fruit, juice, and brandy native to Spain and Portugal. The drink is a crowd pleaser and often seen at outdoor parties where it is served chilled. Sangria is an excellent drink to serve when entertaining and can be made several ways. Once you understand the basics your imagination is the limit. Be sure to comment with your favorite Sangria mix or one of ours you’d like to try!
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