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One Wine, Two Names: Grenache Is Grrrrreat

Remember when Tony the Tiger was all, "Frosted Flakes are great!" Yeah. Well. Not that. 16.2% We repeat- sixteen point two percent. No, this is not some new version of Olympic scoring, but it IS the alcohol content of the 2011 En Gedi we just experienced out of Santa Barbara County, CA. Our latest foray into wine wonder, you may be asking? Grenache, ...

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Getting to “Lo” You: The Grape Girls on Wine, Journey, and Laura L. Thomas

In the beginning of GG time, there was wine...and it was good. Then there were these two girls that started wondering what would happen if they brought a little fun to wine....and it was also good- really, REALLY good. Then came Lo and Tee...the rest is...well, YOU know. It's GG Tee here- breaking from the norm and rolling solo for a sec to share with you what ...

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#MomWine: A Brief Historical Look into the Wines They Love Best from the Women Who Deserve It Most

“Mom Wine”. It’s a thing. If ever there was a group of people that deserved a drink at the end (or beginning) of a day’s work, it’s moms- steadfast and ever-supportive. So what’s with the new concept of “Mom Wine” and the culture surrounding it? From wine coolers and Merlot to screw tops and single-serves, moms have been “Tipping It and ...

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Feeling the Feels: On Bubbles, Rosé, Emotion…and Mariah Carey

Remember when Lo had a bow on her head? If you missed it and our foray into some bubbly Rosé action, well sir (and ma'am) here. You. Go. Watch what happened when we, The Grape Girls, got to #TipItAndSipIt with Antech Limoux and felt ALL of the "Emotion". Straight from the South of France, the little gem had us experiencing the feels from top to toe- ...

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#TipItAndSipIt to 2015: A GG Flashback

Here's the thing, y'all- when you START the year by making a drunken vision board, you KNOW it's gonna be a good one... To say that is an understatement and yet truer words were never uttered from the lips of these two Grape Girls. Looking back on our vision board, the first of our episodes for 2015, we are overcome with gratitude, love, and amazement. Our ...

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Pretty In Pink: Rosé All Day, Part Une

    When you think of the color pink, what comes to mind? Baby showers? All things delicate? Ballet class? Every 80's movie starring Molly Ringwald? Ding, ding ding! You're right. In addition to all of those things and many more, pink (or pinkish) is also the color of our newest wine focus, Rosé. Though technically a rosé can ...

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Pinot Noir II: Fickle But Fierce (You down wit O.P.P.?)

YOU DOWN WIT OPP?? Yeah, you know we....are. The Grape Girls here, continuing our fast and furious journey into the land of Pinot Noir, or, as we learned last week, the Heartbreak Grape (because she breaks your heart she's so good when she's done right, and she KILLS you when she's done wrong). With the help of a little OPP Wine from Mouton Noir Wines, this ...

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Pinot Noir Part I: The Heartbreak Grape

Lovable lushes Lo & Tee here! Ever heard of The Heartbreak Grape? We hadn't either, until we started down the Pinot Noir path. But why is it called the Heartbreak Grape? Why not watch and find out. Kings Ridge Pinot Noir from the great state of Oregon joins us this week as our wine of the week. Grab a bottle, pour a glass and push play. It's a great day for a ...

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Vee-On-Yay III: The End.

Hey there, wine seekers! Lo & Tee here. We've reached the end of our Viognier road. Today, we thought we'd try just ONE more varietal, you know, just 'cause. With the help of Vogelzang Viognier from Santa Barbara, CA, we review all the big words and history lessons we've explored for the past few weeks. Kinda like a Cliff's Notes version of Viognier, for ...

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Viognier II: Production and Stuff

HEY-OOO! Lo & Tee here, reporting for duty. Last time, we introduced you to the Viognier. It's not just a prize-winning word at the spelling bee, it's a potentially tasty white wine. But watch out for this one; she's a moody one, totally affected by her terroir (terr-what? Watch and learn). Today, we explore how a Viognier is produced, taking it from vineyard ...

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