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  1. 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...
  2. Time for Thanksgiving Wines

    Time for Thanksgiving Wines

    If you’re planning to host a fancy Thanksgiving, why not pull all the stops?  Instead of serving one wine with the meal, liven things up by serving several in graded succession.  For example, start with an apéritif either on its own, or with some light appetizers.  Muscat is an excellent choice, and helps prepare the palate for courses yet...
  3. Red and White Wine Turkey Sauce

    Red and White Wine Turkey Sauce

    He prefers red wine, she prefers white, and their daughter likes some of both.  Now, they are coming over for Thanksgiving dinner.  You wanted to make a delicious wine sauce to accompany your turkey, but now you just don’t know which to make: red or white?  Never fear!  With this easy recipe, red lovers, white lovers, and those who enjoy...
  4. Blueberry Port Sauce for Duck and Goose

    Blueberry Port Sauce for Duck and Goose

    This winter season, tantalize your taste buds with a delicious port wine sauce that’s perfect for roast duck, goose, and even turkey.  Easy-to-make, and with a welcomed reference to summer (i.e. the blueberries), this unique treat could possibly become a holiday staple. Here’s what you’ll  need: 1 heaping cup frozen blueberries 1 1/4 cups tawny port wine (or ruby port...
  5. Wine: The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

    Wine: The Perfect Last-Minute Gift

    Shopping for gifts at the last minute, again?  Does what to get for a certain loved one have you stumped?  If you continue to suffer from the daunting task of gift selection, here’s a gift that is always appreciated: wine!  What is more, shopping for wine is much easier than sifting through racks of ties, perusing packages of festive...
  6. Wine for Christmas

    Wine for Christmas

    With Christmas and other holidays fast approaching, stores are packed with last-minute shoppers.  If you are among them, consider giving a loved one something very special this season: a basket of assorted wines.  Unlike socks, ties, and bolder clothing items that can be gambles (and unlike gift cards which, according to recent statistics, are rarely used in full), wine...
  7. Good Wine for Auld Lang Syne

    Good Wine for Auld Lang Syne

    Sung to celebrate the stroke of midnight which begins each New Year, Robert Burns’ poem is a New Year’s staple, and so is the tradition of toasting to the hour with Champagne, or other sparkling wines.  Are you hosting a New Year’s Eve party?  If so, what do you plan to toast with?  Here’s some basic info to help...
  8. Wine and Chocolate: What Really Works?

    Wine and Chocolate: What Really Works?

    So, you want to get your sweetheart a special wine to accompany the heart-shaped box of chocolates you’re giving him or her this Valentine’s Day?  What wine do you select?  Unlike “standard” wine and food pairings, pairing wine with chocolate can be a bit more tricky.  However, if you pair them well, the result is truly divine!  No matter if...
  9. 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...
  10. Easter Wine Pairings

    Easter Wine Pairings

    Easter is a time to celebrate with family and friends.  When meals are involved, the focus is often on a roasted ham or a nice leg of lamb.  But what wines go best with these dishes?  After all, hams are often prepared with a variety of glazes, aren't they?  Read on! No matter how sweet your ham’s glaze may be...
  11. Natalie MacLean’s Updated iPhone App

    Natalie MacLean’s Updated iPhone App

    Instead of giving traditional (and often non-useful) gifts to your folks this Mother’s or Father’s Day, considering celebrating with the gift of a good bottle of wine that will really make them smile!  Sure ties, socks, and ceramic hippo nicknacks are the norm when you’re not really sure what your parents want or need, but a bottle of wine--a classy...
  12. The Perfect Wines for Your Thanksgiving Feast

    The Perfect Wines for Your Thanksgiving Feast

    Photo credit: riptheskull, Flickr There's no way around it: choosing wine to accompany the Thanksgiving meal is a tough task. First off, you have to choose a wine that goes with a wide variety of dishes: something that can stand up to Aunt Mabel's marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole, but that also doesn't overwhelm the simple flavors of Grandma's cornbread...

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