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September 26, 2016 | By Laura Burgess for VinePair

Why you should start drinking White Zinfandel

Why you should start drinking White Zinfandel:

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September 21, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

10 reasons why wine pairs perfectly with sports

Football season finally started, and how can we not be excited about football-filled weekends and wings galore? As much as we don’t mind sipping on some beer while watching a game, we still think that wine makes the perfect companion to our sports nights. If the following 10 facts don’t prove it to you, we don’t know what will:

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September 14, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

Region of the Week: Mexico

Grito de Dolores, or Mexico’s Independence Day, is taking place this Friday, and it’s the occasion for us to focus on this fascinating country. Mexico may be known for its many museums, delicious street food, party culture and gorgeous beaches, we often forget to mention the country’s buzzing wine industry. Mexico is experiencing a true wine revolution, and we’re here for it! Read all about the forgotten region below:

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For a long time Champagne was the only “good” sparkling wine that most Americans drank. Those days are long gone; today there’s a good chance you’ll see good Italian Proseccos and Spanish Cavas on wine lists and at your local wine shop. But what are the differences between these three popular sparklers? The VinePair chart below reveals the key differences — from the grapes used to how to decode the language of sweetness on the labels.

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September 11, 2016 | By Aliza Kellerman at VinePair

How do you pair oysters with wine?

Oysters are really one of nature’s most magical delicacies. They’re delicious, low in calories, and high in vitamins. Another great thing about oysters is that along with wine, they’re often served as happy hour specials. Now that the sun is setting later and your boss is getting lenient about letting you slip out of the office early on Friday, try and catch a dollar oyster and wine special somewhere near you. Which wine, much like which oyster you should order, depends on your taste:

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August 30, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

Wine Slushies

It’s still warm out, and all we want to do is make wine slushies, sit back and relax. Throw your choice of wine and some fruits into a blender, pour and enjoy! It doesn't get much easier than that. Here are 10 delicious wine slushy recipes that you can whip up at home - it's well worth the brain freeze.

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August 30, 2016 | By Emily Bell at VinePair

6 All-American cocktails for your languid Labor Day sipping

So what if the rest of the world celebrates Labor Day on May 1. America earned its early September Labor Day and all the attendant last-minute beach-tripping and frantic hot dog bun-purchasing that goes with it. Which is why VinePair choose to honor this weekend with a few distinctly American-made cocktails. Not that you shouldn’t drink beer or wine — and, lest we forget, plenty of water — this and every Labor Day weekend. But if you do plan to set up a home bar for your Excel-spreadsheet-and-photocopier-free-night of labor-less bliss, why not stock it with ingredients for some American cocktail classics?

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August 23, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

DIY: Wine Ice-Cream

For you wine and ice-cream lovers, we know just how to get the best of both worlds: wine ice-cream. Yup, it doesn’t get any better than this – your Wednesday night bowl of ice-cream, with the wine right in it. You can even make his relaxing and delicious combination yourself, at home! Pick up a bottle of your favorite (sweet) wine, get creative and indulge! Get started with one of the following recipes:

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August 18, 2016 | By Jeff Licciardello at VinePair

Have a great summer with these 13 ice cream truck treat wine pairings

VinePair matched together some of the best frozen treats with the perfect wine. Talk about taking Have A Great Summer to a new level.

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August 15, 2016 | By Rayane Belhabri

Back-to-school Wine Pairings

It’s that time of the year – summer break is coming to its end, and children are getting ready to go back to school. That means you should also be getting ready to spend a few evenings helping out with homework. This can easily become a chore, and sipping on a glass wine would definitely ease the pain. Check out our back-to-school wine pairings:

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