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National Pasta Month (with Wine)

National Pasta Month

October is National Pasta Month and whether it’s spaghetti, lasagna or macaroni & cheese, we like ours served with wine. Spaghetti with Red Sauce If you have a big old plate of spaghetti with red sauce, a glass of Syrah would pair nicely. Either decant the wine, […]

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Back to school makes me want to drink wine. Clearly, I’m not alone!

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Back when I was a kid, I dreaded seeing the “back to school” signs in stores and malls. Such signage clearly marks the “beginning of the end” and I would find myself in denial for those weeks leading up to the inevitable first day of school. Now, as […]

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Finding Wine Treasures at Rummage Sales


Hi, I’m Todd.  And I’m a rummage sale junky. There.  I said it.  I feel better. And I know I’m not alone.  Many people love the thrill of finding something unique, or “too cheap to pass up” at garage sales, yard sales – or whatever you call ‘em. […]

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I’m making my own wine now

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to get into home brewing. I started researching home brewing beer back in my college years, when I preferred beer.  However, this was also at a time when I lived in an apartment and what I was learning […]

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Perfect Wine and Chocolate Pairings

Chocolate and Wine Pairing Ideas

Whether you are looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas (like Todd’s great post on Wine and Chocolate gifts) or just want to indulge in some pairings yourself, the idea of wine and chocolate pairings is enough to make your mouth water. Wine and chocolate are probably two […]

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Wine and Chocolate – A Gift My Mom Would Love.

WCG - Gold Medal Wine Club Wine and Chocolate Package

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 11, 2014.  That’s right around the corner!  So, we thought we’d take a moment to share a delicious gift suggestion in order to make your mom a super happy mom. In short:  It’s Wine and Chocolate! As Forrest Gump says, they go […]

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Spanish Paella Recipes and Wine Pairings

Spanish Paella Recipes and Wine Pairings

Today is National Spanish Paella Day (March 27) and we want to help you celebrate it with some authentic Spanish paella paired with great wine. What is Paella? Paella is a one-pot rice dish that originated in Spain and is now popular all around the world. It […]

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New Law in Michigan – We Can Bring Wine Into Restaurants!

WCG Wine pouring in glass

Wine laws are getting a make-over here in Michigan! Just a couple years ago, our legislators passed a law that allows us customers to re-cork unfinished bottles of wine, and bring them home. (That’s smart, as it encourages people to consume in moderation and bring the rest […]

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How to Drink Wine During the Big Game

Wine and the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is coming up and everyone is making their food and drink lists. Wait…did I just say Super Bowl? Because they get really mad when anyone uses their name. So let’s just stick with “The Big Game.” Ads during “The Big Game” are always filled […]

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Do You BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle)?

Opening a wine bottle

If there’s a restaurant in town that you like, but doesn’t serve wine (or serves wine that you don’t like), do you BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle)? There are a few reasons why you’d bring your own bottle, but you should know what to expect before bringing […]

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