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Check out some simple wine tips from our Sommelier to enhance your wine experience, regardless of
price or palette. Whether you plan to enjoy your next glass at home or host a private dining event at your local
Seasons 52, this page is here to keep you at the top of your wine game, year-round. Book a private dining event with us
through December 31, 2017 and each of your guests will receive a $25 card to enjoy in the new year.

Holiday Time Wine Suggestions
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When it’s potluck time, bring your wine. Try holiday time cookies and a bottle of demi-sec (sweet) sparkling wine or Moscato d’Asti, or delight your guests with a selection of cheeses and a bold, warming Aussie Shiraz.


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The best Chefs celebrate the season’s harvest with their ingredients, so why should wine be any different? Fall is perfect for showcasing drinkable Nouveau (“new”) wines, like the Beaujolais Nouveau in early November which is fermented for only a few weeks before being released for sale.


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If you’re in the dark about the holiday menu, don’t be daring with your selection. Safe and versatile wines such as Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wines and unoaked whites are the best bet to appease most wine drinkers and pairings.


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Impress with taste and variety, not price. Instead of bringing the most expensive bottle to the party, bring a lesser known varietal or region and show off your smarts rather than your status. Your friends and family will appreciate the chance to possibly find a new wine to love.


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Host the most memorable party this holiday. Submit a request and review customized menus, wine pairings and much more with a personal event coordinator – this year enjoy the party and leave the planning to us.


Everyday Wine Tips
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Know when to be cool. Take whites out of the fridge 10 minutes before serving, but put reds in the fridge 10 minutes before serving.


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Wine has legs, and you shouldn’t be afraid to look at them. Swirl your wine and watch the legs of the wine come down the glass. The thicker the legs the more intense the wine.


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The spicier the food, the sweeter the wine. Try an off-dry Riesling with any dish with spice.


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If you’re making bold menu choices, make bold wine choices, too. A Cabernet Sauvignon or Zinfandel goes great with grilled steaks.


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For dessert, don’t be afraid to embrace your sweet tooth. But remember a dessert wine should always be sweeter than the dessert itself.


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What grows together goes together. Think about what food comes from the area where the grapes grew and pair them up. New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and oysters or Australian Shiraz and Australian lamb are perfect combos.


Summer & Grilling Wine Tips
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Pouring a great Lambrusco over crushed ice is like a Sangria without the sacrifice. It’s a crisp, low alcohol, fruity alternative to traditional Sangria that’s perfect for patio time sipping.


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Make your melt multi-purpose by making the ice cubes with frozen wine instead of water. You’ll get great flavor without watering down your drink — works great with Rosé.


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Turn down the temp on reds when you fire up the grill. Chillable, lighter bodied reds are perfect accompaniments to your typical grilled proteins, spicy BBQ, and bold marinades. Try going outside the box of usual wines - perhaps a fresh and fruity Gamay or Austrian reds such as Zweigelt or Blaufränkisch.


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Wine spritzers bring down the booziness so you don’t regret day drinking. Start with a wine you like — Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc are solid spritzer options — and simply top with club soda and a lemon twist.


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If in need of a light crisp white with your grilled meats off the grill, off-dry Riesling is the way to-go. It is also the lesser known go to pairing with BBQ for many sommeliers.


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