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Brown Liquor: The Cognac Connection

Brown Liquor: The Cognac Connection

Consumers have clear (or cloudy) memories around a category of spirit (liquor) that endear them, swear them off, or limit their uses. Circa 1998 in my twenties a woman my age stated, “I don’t drink brown liquor.” Maturing, self-awareness, and exposure brought me back to gin, tequila and opened me up to search more spirits. After all it was not the spirit that was the issue. Today, my grown-up exploration brings me to back cognac.

C is for Context – The Wine Point Scale Delusion

Let’s say you walk into a wine shop to pick out a wine for the evening. You have two regionally similar wines, except in front of one bottle is a laminated wine score. Which one do you reach for? Wine scores seem to be so ingrained in the fabric of shopping for wine...

3 Ingredient Cocktails For Beginners

3 Ingredient Cocktails For Beginners

.Quarantine has turned me into a (wannabe) mixologist. While I miss the charm of ordering a watered down vodka soda at a crowded bar, I must say, being your own bartender can be just as fun.

What Makes A Wine Vegan

What Makes A Wine Vegan

In the past year, Shall We Wine has received numerous requests asking for vegan wine recommendations. In this post, we will share one of our favorite vegan wines, explain what makes a wine vegan and invite you to an exclusive virtual Vegan Wine Tasting on Friday, July...

Ischia: Destiny Hunting in the Amalfi Coast

Ischia: Destiny Hunting in the Amalfi Coast

Now that we can not travel, I am looking back at some of my favorite trips of 2019. This is part three of a five part summer vacation in 2019 where I traveled various parts of Italy and France. I have had a fantasy of visiting the Amalfi Coast since the first time I saw a postcard perfect photo that took my breath away. The opportunity presented it’s selt in 2019, and the story goes something like this.

Vinho Verde and Vision Boards

Vinho Verde and Vision Boards

I was asked by a doctoral candidate, “which wines pair best with writing." My answer was simple, “I don’t drink when I write.” Writing, for me, requires focus and control. Before I put fingertips to keyboard, my process is to take some time to dream about the story I...

A Wine Guide for Your Pantry Staples

A Wine Guide for Your Pantry Staples

As many of us try to navigate the evolving circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of us are finding ways to keep a sense of brightness and normalcy without completely breaking the bank. While physical nights out and dinner dates are put on pause, virtual cocktail...

Wine of the Week: Winter’s Hill 2019 Rosé

Wine of the Week: Winter’s Hill 2019 Rosé

Our wine of the week fulfills the 4 -Ps that make me love a wine; people, place, palate, and pairings. Wine is best when lovely people them, I love the place where they comes from, they please the palate and are versatile to pair with a range of foods. Our wine of the...

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