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Icewine Extremists

We are currently in full detox mode. Desperately in need of water, exercise and vegetables. No more rich, indulgent food or luxurious wine.  We. Just. Can’t. Take. It.  Please consider this post a formal appeal for mercy. Perhaps we should start at the beginning.   We’ve just returned from a full weekend of hedonistic Icewine...

It’s Time for Icewine

Despite enjoying a mostly mild winter, there have been a few days when frost has blanketed our windows, frigid temperatures have forced us to bundle up like that kid in “A Christmas Story,” and howling winds have caused serious debate on whether going outside to get the mail can be put off for another day...

What We Are Drinking Now

No Juiceless January for us!  Nope, we keep on trucking — and you should, too. In fact, here’s a list of some of the wines we’re really enjoying right now:   Michele Chiarlo “Airone” Doc Monferrato -Piedmont, Italy 2008 approx. $15 (Vintages 726091) If you’re a fan of northern Italian reds, tis may be singing...

Finding Weight Loss in Juiceless January?

It’s January first. The most wonderful time of the year has once again come and gone and besides maybe a new camera, all you’ve really got to show for it is a wicked hangover and an extra 10 pounds. The last two items on that list make it easier for you to turn in your...

Deal of the Month for January!

Don’t let Juiceless January get you down — fight it with everything you’ve got! Start a monthly wine club with The Wine Sisters, and we’ll give you 30% off your monthly tastings! Not only are wine clubs a great way to learn about wine, they’re also a ton of fun!  Way more than that book...

A Cure for the Common Hangover

Frank Sinatra once said, “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink.  They wake up in the morning and that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” In this season full of eating, drinking and being merry, there may be a morning or two when you’ve woken up, cracked one eye open, and...

This Year’s Christmas Wines are in the Bag (in a Box)

There’s a Christmas image that’s burned into our minds of our late grandma.  For  decades she hosted Christmas Day at her house, and as the whole family filled every seat and floor space, she was a picture of hospitality, always ensuring a glass was never empty. And while this was most generous, especially in a...

Our Top 10 Tips for Throwing a Great Party
Our Top 10 Rules to Throwing a Great Party

Great parties don’t just happen. Here are our Top 10 Rules for throwing a truly memorable one.  by Erin It’s the most festive time of year and many of us mark it with, well, festivities. After years of working in the hospitality trade and throwing parties for others, as well as fêting our own events...

Wines to Drink as the World Ends

Lately there’s been an awful lot of news stories suggesting that not only is the year rapidly coming to a close, but the world itself is about to end. According to some reports, the Mayan calendar stops in 2012, and that means the Earth and all its inhabitants are done for.  Obviously. Yes the doomsday...

Cheaper & Better Wines

We have a secret. When we go wine shopping, we like to play a game.  It’s called the Cheaper and Better Game. The rules of this game are simple: find the best wines we can for $15 and under. Of course, we also invest in higher end wines, that we save for special occasions. but...

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