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  1. The Reason for Rose

    The Reason for Rose

    The first question one might ask is, “Why does anybody need a reason for wine?” Wine, whatever variety you prefer, is a reason unto itself. Having said this, there are those who might feel some wines need justification, namely roseʹ. This wasn't always the case, and it’s certainly not the case in southern France, now or at any time. Roseʹ...
  2. 5 Great Gifts for Wine Lovers

    5 Great Gifts for Wine Lovers

    Do you have any wine lovers on your gift list this Christmas?  Check out these great gifts for wine lovers from Vintage Cellars: Pek Wine Steward Many wine collectors enjoy opening a bottle to drink with a weeknight dinner.  But most often, they don't want to finish the whole bottle.  They might try recorking it and stashing it in the...
  3. 3 More Great Wine Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

    3 More Great Wine Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers

    Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that special wine enthusiast?  Look no further: Vintage Cellars has tons of great wine gift ideas.  Make sure you check out last week's wine gifts post, and stay in touch for the next installment! Creative Wine Rack Delia Wine Storage makes unique, artistic wine racks with metal and glass.  These racks add a...
  4. More Great Gifts from Vintage Cellars

    More Great Gifts from Vintage Cellars

    As the holidays draw closer, it's time to get serious about shopping.  Here are some more great gifts by leather company Mulholland, available from Vintage Cellars: Mulholland Leather Wine Case Mulholland is a maker and purveyor of fine leather products.  Their goods only improve with age, and will last for generations.  Mulholland's line of leather wine bags was developed for...
  5. Bringing Wine to a Dinner Party

    Bringing Wine to a Dinner Party

    So you're on your way to a dinner party.  You stop at a wine shop to pick up a bottle.  But then you stand there, bewildered.  Red or white?  How expensive?  What do your hosts like?  What will go with their dinner? Let us simplify matters for you: First of all, you should not expect that your hosts will serve...
  6. Wine for Mother’s Day

    Wine for Mother’s Day

    If your mom is like mine, there's nothing she'd rather do on Mother's Day than have a chance to relax with her family, minus the laundry and dishes.  And what better way to help her get some me-time than wine?  Wine is a great way to celebrate with your mom, and you don't need to plan an extravagant wine tasting...
  7. How to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

    How to Gift Wrap a Wine Bottle

    With the holiday season comes dinner party invitations.  And with dinner party invitations come gifts for the host.  There's no more traditional dinner party offering than a bottle of wine--and why not?  Wine is a crowd-pleaser: with it, you really don't have to worry that your hosts are smiling on the outside, but thinking on the inside, "Now what are...
  8. Wine Gift: Riedel Wine Glasses

    Wine Gift: Riedel Wine Glasses

    Riedel has been making the world's premiere wine glasses for more than 250 years.  For the serious wine collector, they're almost a necessity.  For the more casual wine enthusiast, they're a beautiful, classic way to enjoy great wines.  Riedel glasses make great holiday gifts for anyone who has a special place in his heart for wine. Riedel makes a wide...
  9. Gifts for Wine Lovers: Rogar Wine Openers

    Gifts for Wine Lovers: Rogar Wine Openers

    Looking for a holiday gift for a special wine lover in your life?  How about a quality wine opener?  Rogar wine openers were originally designed in the late nineteenth century to meet demands from restauranteurs for a professional wine opener that could get the job done fast.  Today, Rogar wine openers remove the cork in under a second. One of...
  10. Wine Baskets Make Great Wine Gifts

    Wine Baskets Make Great Wine Gifts

    Wine baskets are wonderful gifts that everyone loves.  As a result, they can cost hundreds of dollars at fancy food stores.  But why spend the cash when you can easily make them yourself?  They're simple to create, and they make great, personal gifts that your friends and family will really appreciate.  You can fill your wine gift baskets with almost...
  11. Great Glassware from Riedel

    Great Glassware from Riedel

    Riedel wine glasses are some of the most popular gifts for wine lovers out there.  And for good reason: Riedel glasses are among the best out there.  They're handmade and perfectly crafted to get the most taste out of your favorite wines.  They're also beautiful. But Riedel doesn't only make glasses.  They also make gorgeous decanters.  Decanting wine is an...
  12. Father's Day Gift Ideas for Golfers & Wine Lovers (and what dad isn't one of those?)

    Father's Day Gift Ideas for Golfers & Wine Lovers (and what dad isn't one of those?)

    Dads deserve appreciation all the time, but it’s especially important to make Father’s Day the one day that your dad will remember forever—or, at least, until next June. And today, you’re in luck: if your dad is into sports or wine, you can sit back and let Vintage Cellars take the work out of shopping for the perfect Father’s Day...
  13. Decorate Your Wine Bottle

    Decorate Your Wine Bottle

    Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Giving your Sweetie Pie a bottle of wine on Valentine’s Day?  In addition to presenting it with a fancy bow or ribbon attached, there are lots of fun, inexpensive decorations the two of you can make from it the same evening (once you both finish it!)  A bottle works great as a vase, so if...
  14. Discover the Dry Rose Wines of Provence this Summer

    Discover the Dry Rose Wines of Provence this Summer

    The dry, floral, refreshing roses that hail from Provence have about as much in common with those California wines as a Cabernet has with a glass of icewine. About the roses of Provence The Romans brought wine-making to Provence before the birth of Christ, and the region has been carrying on this tradition for more than 2,500 years. Today, Provence...
  15. Best Wines for Fall Gifts

    Best Wines for Fall Gifts

    September is almost over, and fall has arrived. The leaves are turning, the days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are beginning to cool down. Soon, the holidays will be here; have you thought about what gifts you’ll be giving this season? It’s always a problem, albeit a fun one, to choose gifts for friends and family they’ll appreciate and...
  16. Buying Wine for Investment

    Buying Wine for Investment

    When you think of investing, wine is not the first thought that comes to mind. Most of us think of investments as stocks and bonds and not much else. There are alternative investments to the ones we typically put our money in; these are precious metals (gold, silver, copper), fine art (paintings, sculptures), and rare coins. Wine falls into the...
  17. How to Decide on Wine Storage

    How to Decide on Wine Storage

    If you're like most Americans, you don't know squat about wine. You know you like it, but you tend to just buy it when you’re ready to drink it. Storing wine, whether for the short or long term, never enters your thought processes. You may, however, find yourself getting more interested in keeping wine on hand. It beats running out...

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