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October 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Scorpio!

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The Sun is in the sign of Scorpio from October 23 - November 23, 2014. Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac, ruled by the planet Pluto, home of the underworld. Scorpio is complex, mysterious, magnetic, intense, and powerful. Since Scorpio is a water sign, they are deeply connected to their emotions.

We paired the magnetic Scorpio with a handcrafted Central Coast Pinot Noir from Santa Maria Valley that was aged 20 months in French Oak.

Water signs are highly aware of their environment, much like the Pinot Noir grape is sensitive tclimate. Classically considered the wine of love, this elegant & smooth French style Pinot pairs wonderfully with salads, lunch, and meats such as salmon, turkey, or chicken.

Barrel aged 20 months in French Oak

COLOR: Light Ruby
NOSE: Cherry, strawberry, dried cranberry, prim rose, sweet cedar, savory spice
PALATE: Smooth and elegant with nice acidity, red cherry, raspberry, dried cranberry, dried herbs, slight vanilla

To learn more about the Scorpio Pinot Noir click here.

October 13, 2014

DIY Wine Bottle Table Decor Ideas

Here are some of our favorite DIY Wine Bottle table decor ideas that are both beautiful and classy. Great for those days when you are ready to channel your inner Martha Stewart. If you are looking for affordable table decor for a wedding, holiday, or special event these are great ideas. 

 

 

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October 06, 2014

Collaboration with Simply Sun Signs

We are very excited to announce our collaboration with Desiree over at Simply Sun Signs! Desiree has a beautiful blog jam packed with fun tidbits completely focused on your astrological sun sign. Check it out, seriously it's addicting. She also has a passion for wine, which clearly made this the ultimate partnership!

You can now purchase a personalized astrological reading from Desiree directly from our site! We will also be featuring guests posts on our blog by Desiree so that you can learn more about your sun sign, so keep a look out for those in the future.

Welcome Desiree! 

 

 

September 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Libra!

We are now in the season of Libra! Libra is the 7th sign of the zodiac, ruled by the planet of love and beauty, Venus. Libra is represented by the Scales - which signifies that they seek balance and harmony in their lives. They are also gifted with an artistic eye, a charming, diplomatic nature. They are good with others and partnership.  

We paired Libra with a Chardonnay from Alexander Valley. Learn more why here.

 

September 04, 2014

Delicious food pairing ideas for your Virgo Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Virgo is the zodiac’s most reliable sign and Cab is the world’s most trusted red wine.  As the zodiac’s most helpful and hardworking sign, Virgo makes the world a better place one detail at a time.  If you are looking to treat your Virgo for a change, try this great recipe to match their Cabernet Sauvignon.

Virgo is an earthy sign, which means that they may enjoy a meal out in nature, underneath the sunshine.  A heavier flavored pasta with some spicy pepperoni would go great with this Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley.  

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 cup cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cucumber
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 28 pepperoni slices
  • 1/2 cup zesty Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, cheese, cucumber, tomato, onions and pepperoni. Add salad dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Photo by Natalia Robert. Food Styling by Betsy Haley.

August 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Virgo!

Happy Birthday to all the Virgos you know and love! We paired Virgo with a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley in Sonoma County.  This Cabernet is rich, smooth, with just the right balance of dark fruit and tannins. Learn more here

July 23, 2014

Happy Birthday to the Regal Leo

The Sun moved into the sign of Leo on July 23, 2014 and will remain there until August 22. Leo is the 5th sign of the zodiac, a fixed fire sign, ruled by the Sun. Leo's are a joy to be around, as they exude warmth, generosity, and enthusiasm. Many Leo's are creative and love to express themselves in dramatic ways.  

For Leo's wine, we paired them with a regal Old Vine Zinfandel that is handcrafted with grapes from 120 year old vines, some of the oldest vine stock in the United States, and the world. This wine is fruit forward, bold, with a slight spice, and a hint of vanilla. It is sure to be the center of the table, like Leo.

Celebrate the Leo in your life.