Beaujolais – Why It Should Be On Every Thanksgiving Table

Located in eastern France, just north of Lyon lies Beaujolais. Nestled ever so perfectly between Burgundy and Rhône, this lesser-known wine growing region is slowly but surely gaining more popularity. Beaujolais is geographically divided into two sections by the Nizerand River and you’ll find different soils on each side. This is important to note because … Continued

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Wine Country 101

Planning a trip to wine country? Let us help you! There are a lot of variables that come in to play when planning your perfect getaway. We’re here to give you a few basic tips and recommendations to make your experience easier and more enjoyable! Have a game plan. What specific wineries do you want … Continued

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How To Pick Holiday Wines

Summer is finally coming to an end. As Phoenicians, nothing makes us happier than saying those words. Sure, the days are still creeping up in to the 90’s but where we can really see the break in the heat is in the early mornings and late evenings – it’s crisper, cooler. There is a change … Continued

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The Importance of Wine Storage

Certain wines must be aged to achieve peak quality. This statement is so prevalent in the general public’s consciousness that many consider it common knowledge. Most people also know that wine must be stored in a certain manner. Few people know the details, nor understand the actual science behind aging wine, which may explain why … Continued

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Vinum 55 and AZ Food + Wine!

When Darla Hoffmann, one of the best up and coming Somms in the Valley asks if they can write an article about you for AZ Food + Wine, you say YES. Thank you Darla, we are so honored and grateful to you for writing this beautiful piece! https://www.azfoodandwine.com/somm-insider-vol-9-vinum-55/ Vinum 55 exists to make everything about … Continued

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The Revival of Rosé

As Phoenicians, we are all too familiar with the torture that it otherwise known as summertime in Arizona—your legs stick to the leather seats in your car, the pool becomes so warm it’s like bath water and air conditioning becomes your best friend. The big meals and red wines you’ve been consuming for the last … Continued

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Ahwatukee Woman Helps Wine Lovers Drink In Knowledge

Check out our very own Raini Keyser, featured in Ahwatukee Foothills News!   AHWATUKEE WOMAN HELPS WINE LOVERS DRINK IN KNOWLEDGE Raini Keyser helps wine aficionados keep their bottles safe while expanding their knowledge of the fruit of the vine. “Any problem or issue or help someone might need with their wine collection, we’ve done … Continued

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Riesling: A Somm Fascination

RIESLING: THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD AND UNDERAPPRECIATED GRAPE OF THE LAST 500 YEARS We all have our favorite, daily drinker white wines, right? Maybe it’s a crisp Sancerre, perfect on a hot summer day. Or perhaps an easy drinking Pinot Grigio to sip on by the pool. Maybe your favorite is a Chardonnay from Burgundy that … Continued

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Mexico: A Wine Destination

Mexico is a vacation spot known for its delicious food, sunny beaches, and tequila filled spring breaks. But what many travelers have yet to explore is Mexico’s incredible wine country. With three unique regions, providing a wide range of varietals, it has recently become a popular destination for vinophiles. The Spanish started cultivating wine in … Continued

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Wine Tasting 101

We all know how to drink wine but tasting it properly is a whole different ball game. Whether you are blind tasting or simply trying to understand what is in your glass, it is important to learn how to taste correctly. Since white and red wine are completely different animals, we will focus on white … Continued

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