get your wine cardigans on – scandal finale is tonight!
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get your wine cardigans on – scandal finale is tonight!

Tonight’s the Scandal finale, and any good gladiator grapefriend will be grabbing their glass and pouring out copious amounts of red wine. Here are a few essential tips for your viewing party: most importantly, what WINE to drink??? Red, red, and then some more red. And good red. Olivia has mentioned drinking Bordeaux (love, but it … Continue reading

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game of rhones
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game of rhones

Game of Thrones is back, and I think it may be giving Scandal a run for its money in the grape department. And although we never really know what Olivia Pope is drinking, I’m not even going to try to figure out what’s in Game‘s medieval goblets. So let’s just pretend it’s all Rhone varietals, … Continue reading

tina fey’s little helper
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tina fey’s little helper

My new obsession is Protea wines. They’re from South Africa and they make a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz and an absolutely delicious Chenin Blanc that’s packed with pear and honeysuckle, but very light with low acidity – pure Chenin (which is a wildly popular planting in South Africa). They both just launched in … Continue reading

drink me: crudo syrah
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drink me: crudo syrah

grape: Syrah. Most Australian Syrah is called Shiraz – it’s the same exact grape but usually made in a way bolder style Down Under. Not this one – hooray! producer: Luke Lambert – also makes a more refined Syrah, but this one’s the wild younger brother. His others Syrahs are really worth checking out though too – … Continue reading