The best coolers for wine this summer

5 Best Coolers to Chill Your Summer Wine

From camping to parties to sitting out back listening to an afternoon game, a sturdy cooler is a key essential for summer wine time.
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5 Best Lobster Roll Shacks

5 Best Lobster Roll Shacks

As summer rolls in, we are thinking about eating fresh food, enjoying it outside, and washing it down with a chilled and refreshing bottle of poppable wine. The perfect spot? Rustic picnic table lobster roll shacks. Here’s a list of some of our favorite haunts where the kids can run around and we can BYO wine from the cooler or rental house fridge.

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The Visual Identity of Verve Wine with Illustrator Ilyn Wong

The Visual Identity of Verve Wine with Illustrator Ilyn Wong

Meet the artist behind the illustrations that appear on the Verve Wine blog.
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Italian-Style Outdoor Cooking and Drinking

Italian-Style Outdoor Cooking and Drinking

It's an Italian tradition to cook something delicious over an open flame, surrounded by friends and family. Here’s how to bring the vibe home, no villa needed.
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Wine in the Wild: Tips for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Wine in the Wild: Tips for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Whether sailing on the lake or hiking through the forest, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to need some juice for your adventure. We’ve rounded up five tips on how to incorporate wine into all of your outdoor escapes. Simply pop, pour, and enjoy the best that nature has to offer. 

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The Origins of Brunch (And Wines To Drink With It)

The Origins of Brunch (And Wines To Drink With It)

There are two sides to the brunch coin. Celebrate an elegant holiday or reframe a late night with a bit of the hair of the dog on the following day. What you pop or serve sets the atmosphere. To create the elevated version — like that of Mother’s Day, Easter, or for a wedding party — delicate, sparkling, or refined wines will ensure your event has the polish it so des
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Rosé Picks from the Verve Wine Team

Rosé Picks from the Verve Wine Team

Sort out the perfect rosés for your next warm weather case of wine by thinking about how you’ll use it and when you’ll drink it. To get some advice we asked Meghan, manager of Verve Wine’s store in Pacific Heights in San Francisco, what rosé she’s got in her wine fridge this season. Get her inspo here.

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Do I Need to Let My Wine Breathe, Or Not?

Do I Need to Let My Wine Breathe, Or Not?

“When do I need to decant my wine?”—it’s a question our team gets all the time. Decanting wine doesn’t have to be a mystery, ritual, or skilled endeavor. There are two main reasons that people decant wine. We break it down for you in the blog.
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How to Pair Wine with Salad

How to Pair Wine with Salad

There’s something about a salad, packed with fresh, crunchy, creamy, crisp ingredients—the ideal space where healthy meets indulgent. That is, if they are made properly with quality greens, proteins, dressings, and toppers. Here’s how to pair wine with whatever you drizzle, chop, or sprinkle in the bowl. 

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Burgundian Wine Influence in the USA

Burgundian Wine Influence in the USA

French, but make it American. When it comes to global influence, there's hardly any land that waves a flag larger than Burgundy. Considering that this is hallowed viticultural ground, we love tracing the projects with Burgundian roots that spread into the USA. Here's some of our favorite stateside producers with ties to Burgundy or a commitment to Burgundian style.

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What is skin contact (aka orange) wine? Read the quick guide

What is Skin Contact (aka Orange) Wine?

Orange refers to the general color palate of these wines, and that color is earned when white wine grapes experience skin contact during vinification. This is a category ripe for exploration, a unique lens in which to view the wine world, get familiar with orange wines. Learn the history, methods, and how to buy these wines for your home.

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It’s Time You Tried Dry Austrian Riesling

It’s Time You Tried Dry Austrian Riesling

Riesling is one of Austria’s finest white categories. While not the largest producing variety, its stature as an elevated wine has earned Austrian Riesling a place on the world’s most exciting wine lists. Generally dry, age-worthy, and complex, we consider these wines to be refinement in a bottle. There’s something here for everyone, from under $20 selections to three-figure collectibles. It’s time you tried Austrian Riesling.

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