Category Archives: WineStudio

#WineStudio: New Year, New Jersey

Raise your hand if you’ve made a joke about New Jersey sometime in recent memory. I cannot be the only one, I’m sure. The Real Housewives franchise, Jersey Shore, and pretty much any other mainstream thing to do with the state has cemented this. It might not be okay, but it’s just how it is. So what does Jersey have to offer the world of wine? Continue reading

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#WineStudio: In Puddles of Bubbles

Now that we’ve just finished the holiday season, Champagne is no longer on everyone’s mind. Of course, when people think Champagne it also often includes bottles that are technically cava, prosecco, or just plain old sparkling wine. Either way, after Thanksgiving most people think it’s time for sparkly dresses, sparkly ornaments, and sparkly wine. Then, on January second they promptly forget all about that. Continue reading

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#WineStudio: Some Libations and Celebrations

Over the past few months, we’ve had a variety of wine from #WineStudio, the weekly Twitter get-together that is often broken up into monthly topics that range from a wine region to a specific type of wine. When it came to the most recent session, all about this little thing you may have heard of called Prosecco. Continue reading

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#WineStudio: Feeling Aglow with Arínzano

When I lived in Spain, I hardly ever drank wine. I was in the land of hard cider. Other kids who couldn’t handle the tartness or didn’t like the idea of throwing back an inch of sidra in one gulp drank wine, but I am first and foremost an acidhead, and this delicacy was right up my alley. Sidra and pinchos, particularly salty olives, were what I liked any weeknight, and wine fell to the wayside. I was in the northwest of Spain, but had I known Arínzano wasn’t too far away in the northeast, I may have explored the world of wine a bit more. Continue reading

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#WineStudio: Getting Through the Day with Some Rosé

While the dog days of summer are behind us, the last thing most drinkers are now thinking of is rosé. Rosé, frosé, and pretty much anything in a shade of millennial pink are all associated with the months between April and August. Why drink it any other time of year? Even though we had our #WineStudio session in June, I held off until September for this reason. Rosé is good for just about any day. I’m making my case here. Continue reading

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#WineStudio: Drinking Like an Heir with Achaval Ferrer

I am a red wine girl. I will enjoy a zippy white and sip rosé during a summer picnic, but I always come home to a glass of red. In the month of April, I was lucky enough to open up five bottles of Achaval Ferrer wines through #WineStudio. Located in Argentina, this winery has been around since 1995 and focuses on terroir-driven wines. This session was all about the land, the grapes, and how the winery allows the bottle to speak for itself. Continue reading

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#WineStudio: Being a Drinker with Meeker

At the end of the day, I want a wine that I enjoy. I think everyone does. Even those people out there stocked up on YellowTail in case there is ever a wine shortage in the world. This is the common thread that brings all wine drinkers together. No one goes out thinking they want to try a crummy wine or spend money on something awful. However, there are also some bottles that clearly have more thought and effort put into them than others. Continue reading

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