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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 10, 2020. Vegan Wine Recommendation Yalumba has a rich history as Australia's most historic family-owned winery. Not only is Yalumba one of my favorite wine brands to recommend to vegan friends and clients, a few...

Discover or Rediscover Chianti: An Interview with Luca Alves of Consorzio Vino Chianti

Broadly speaking, part of the fun and engagement with wine is the continual discovery of one you may have not come across in the past. Nonetheless, sometimes backpedaling to one you think you know is even better! On today’s Shall We Wine TV segment, we’re joined virtually by Ana Murguia of IEEM (International Event & Exhibition Management) to get the lowdown on Chianti with Luca Alves of the Consorzio Vino Chianti. We talk about the region, culture and why we...

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 want to tell. “I don't drink when I write but I do when I dream.” Which Wines Pair With Writing? Creating a vision board is one of the methods I use to...

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 meetings and wine tastings linger. With more and more people looking into their pantry to stretch out the duration of time in-between caving in for that pizza delivery order, they are also finding ways to replace those...

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 week, Winter’s Hill 2019 Rosé, from Dundee Hills, Oregon gets 4/4 Ps! Winters Hill 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir People: Gladhart Family Winter’s Hill is owned and operated...

#TWINNING: Wine Twins & What You Should Know

So you’re beginning your wine journey and starting to learn about different grapes. You’re a bit overwhelmed because you never realized there are so many! You also begin to discover that some terminology can almost be interchangeable — twinning words, if you will. Don't let a wine jerk mess with you if you don't know. Let's learn more about these "wine twins"!For the purpose of this article, “twinning” is to indicate you might find yourself looking at a bottle with...

Wine of The Week: The Curator Red Blend 4/1/2020

This Week’s Wine of the Week is The Curator Red Blend 2018. I can't believe I haven't shared this wine with you until now! I was first introduced to The Curator Red Blend about six years ago by a Chicago wine industry legend Katherine Camera. I have featured this wine at few events, and it is always a crowd pleaser. Curator Red Blend 2018 is delicious, affordable and always a fan favorite. Continue reading to learn about, what makes...

HOW TO BUILD YOUR FIRST BAR CART 3/30/20

Whether you’re looking for home projects during this time of social distancing, recently moved into your first apartment or furnishing your grad school pad, adding a bar cart is the perfect way to transform your space. There’s just something about storing your alcohol in a uniform fashion just screams *very legitimate adult who knows what they’re doing.* So, If you’ve got Breakfast at Tiffany’s dreams but a Spring Breakers budget, these tips are for you on 'How to Build Your...

Wine of the Week: Twenty Ten Wines Rosé

We are excited to introduce you to a wine new to the Shall We Wine family! Our Wine of the Week is the Twenty Ten Wines 2018 Rosé . The brainchild of mother and son team Michael and Jacky Davis, Twenty Ten Wines was established in 2017. Watch the video. Meet The Davis Family The mother and son duo fell in love with wine in 2014 and joined forces to bring California deliciousness to their friends in Chicago. With the...

Isolation Book Club!

Who knew that being a homebody could help save the world? This is a very weird, scary time in history. While many of us have refreshed the news by the minute to keep up with the developments of COVID-19, some might be looking for a break from the pessimism occupying our brain spaces, even if it's just for a little while. How about a virtual isolation book club?Taking this time to challenge you all to curl up with a few...

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