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  • Author: Andrea Tudor, red wine, wine
  • Chillable Red Wines to Enjoy While the Weather is Still Warm

    Chillable Red Wines to Enjoy While the Weather is Still Warm

    Chillable Reds are perfect for late summer and early fall. They have the same refreshing thirst-quenching qualities of rosé, but with a bit more complexity and substance. The perfect accompaniment to anything charred on the grill and a staff favorite for pizza night, chillable reds are fun, casual, and made to be enjoyed today. You may normally think of red wine as intense, aged, and rich, but “chillable” reds aim for the opposite criteria: Low tannins Juicy & fruit-forward Refreshing acidity Light- or medium-bodied Little to no oak Low ABV Chilled red wine should be served around 50–60˚F, but you don’t...

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  • Author: Andrea Tudor, summer, wine
  • What is Pét-Nat?

    What is Pét-Nat?

    If you’re looking to change up your bubbly routine, Pét-Nat is a great place to start. Short for pétillant naturel, or "naturally sparkling," Pet-Nat is the natural, authentic, untamed version of sparkling wine. It's Champagne in flip flops.  Crafted from white and red grapes alike, Pét-Nat is made in the “methode ancestral.” The winemaker takes a wine that's still-fermenting and they bottle it before its finished, allowing the wine to complete fermentation in the bottle. The result? Easy-drinking, slightly fizzy wines that are generally low in alcohol—perfect for casual sipping. How do you know if a wine is Pét-Nat? A crown-style cap is often a good indicator. You can also look for the words "pétillant natural,"...

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  • Author: Andrea Tudor, entertaining, Labor Day, summer
  • Top Picks for a Small-Scale Labor Day Celebration

    Top Picks for a Small-Scale Labor Day Celebration

    Somehow, the end of summer always comes too soon. Make the most of the final days of the season with these Labor Day essentials: El Chiringuito Organic Sangria This new organic sangria is a Tempranillo/Garnacha blend macerated with Valencia oranges & lemons with no added sugar! It's perfect for any time of day, goes great with BBQ, and can even be enjoyed spritz-style with some club soda and an orange slice. Jersey Shore Cookbook Even if you plan to skip the beach this Labor Day, you can bring your favorite boardwalk recipes home with this cookbook. It features 50 recipes from popular Jersey Shore restaurants, and many...

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  • Author: Andrea Tudor, Cocktails, party, staff picks, summer, wine
  • The Best Canned Drinks to Enjoy This Summer

    The Best Canned Drinks to Enjoy This Summer

    Canned wines and cocktails are becoming more than just a passing fad as the quality and selection of these drinks grow. Cans are lighter and easier to transport than bottles, they stay cooler longer, and you don't need a corkscrew to open them -- making them the perfect option for outdoor summer drinking, by the pool, at the beach, or on your porch. They’re also a great option for socially distanced summer get-togethers if you’re worried about sharing bottles. Here are some of our top picks: West & Wilder These canned wines are as delicious as they are pretty. Each can is...

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  • Author: Andrea Tudor, entertaining, hosting, summer
  • Summer Entertaining Tips

    Summer Entertaining Tips

    Planning to fire up the grill soon? You might be slowly expanding your social circle and itching to have your friends over for a summer meal. Whether you're looking for easy hosting ideas or menu inspiration, we’ve got you covered with these summer entertaining tips:

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