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Monday, May 18th, 2020
Woman drinking glass of red wine

So, you are new to wine and want to know what to expect from red wine. Is it sweet? Is it dry? Where should a beginner start? We will break it down for you. Red Wine for Beginners Let’s start with what makes red wine…well red. It’s the skin of […]

Friday, May 8th, 2020
woman drinking glass of white wine

So, you are new to wine and want to know what to expect from white wine. Is it sweet? Is it bitter? Where should a beginner start? We will break it down for you. White Wine for Beginners White wine is usually the easiest place to start to grow your […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Learning to be a wine connoisseur. Choosing the Right Bottle The US produced over 800 million gallons of wine last year. There are almost 10,000 wineries in the US generating 18% of alcohol sales and $665 million in revenue. We consume, on average, almost 3 gallons a year per person. […]

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

More than half of Americans say they are saving for travel and the focus is on experiences vs. material things. Finding Instagrammable moments on their journeys are a priority! Depth of the Experience Baby Boomers still love their tour buses and cruises where they don’t have to do much planning, […]

Friday, November 8th, 2019

If you are buying gifts for multiple-people households this holiday season, a gift basket may be a great option. Especially, if you don’t know everyone’s likes, need to save a buck and want to save yourself from running all over town trying to find just the perfect gift for everyone. […]

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Wine can be very daunting, especially when you first start sampling it. There are so many to choose from! Where do you start? How will you know if you’ll like it? Does cost matter? When should you choose a white or a red? How are you supposed to discern these […]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
wine pairing

If you are looking for an event to host that appeals to the ladies, a wine and chocolate pairing is an excellent option. If you are looking for a fun couple’s event, again, a great option! An all guys event??? Bourbon and Cigars may be a better option, but that’s […]

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Chocolate is a rich, luscious, tasty treat, but it is also a rich source of antioxidants and the flavonoids have been found to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. Wine is a beverage to enjoy while socializing and with dinner, yet it has also been found help reduce the […]

Monday, May 7th, 2018
tips for enjoying heart of the desert wine

We keep hearing about sulfites. What are they and what’s their connection to wine? Why do some people avoid wine because of sulfites? Let’s find out. What are sulfites? The term sulfites is a term for sulfur dioxide (SO2), a preservative that’s widely used in winemaking (and most food industries) […]

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
wine tasting in new mexico with Heart of the Desert

Many don’t think of New Mexico as a place for wine, but in actuality, wine grapes have been grown in New Mexico since the 1600’s. Franciscan Monks brought wine to New Mexico for Holy Communion. Much has changed since those days, but wine has continued to be produced throughout the […]