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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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Our 5 All-time Favorite Beaujolais Pairings

Our 5 All-time Favorite Beaujolais Pairings

Beaujolais is one of the world’s most food-friendly wine categories, and some of the most coveted cru bottles come with a price tag approachable enough to pull out for a weeknight dinner. The staff at Verve Wine recommends it as a satisfying match to almost anything on the table. Here we highlight our all-time favorite Beaujolais pairings. Dig in! 

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A Primer On Volcanic Wine

A Primer On Volcanic Wine

Wine and soil are intimately tied, and one soil type that gets major attention is volcanic. You’ll hear wines that are grown in this environment often referred to as volcanic wines. Curious about what that means? Let’s jump in (not actually in a volcano, but into the topic).

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White Wines You Should Be Drinking This Winter

White Wines You Should Be Drinking This Winter

What makes people think that white wine in winter is anything less than expected? We’d argue that it’s only natural to include white wine in your winter dining and enjoyment, and here are a few of our favorites for this time of year.

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HOW TO OPEN SPARKLING WINE

Tips from Master Sommelier and Verve co-founder Dustin Wilson.