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April 18, 2017
Ah, beer. It goes with stadium hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches and cannot be beat when it comes to a refreshing beverage at the end of a long day at the beach. But what about those times in a restaurant or with friends when only a glass of wine seems appropriate or perhaps is the only beverage available? Never fear, lovers of beer, there is a wine for you. Based on your preference in beer, you can pick a wine that will tickle your palate and get your senses buzzing.  Continue »
Apr 18, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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April 14, 2017
To many of us, summertime fairly screams out for cocktails, whether served on a southern veranda or on a picnic bench by a smoking barbecue grill. However, an afternoon or evening knocking back mojitos can leave you needing a nap. What to do?  Continue »
Apr 14, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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April 11, 2017
There are a lot of reasons why staying in this weekend is better than going out. It is cheaper, more relaxing and you are free to be yourself. Why spend all that time--and money to deal with the hassle of hanging out in a stuffy, crowded bar. In addition, trying to find a parking spot near the busy club and walking around all night in uncomfortable heels can really put a damper on any night out.  Continue »
Apr 11, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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April 7, 2017
Many of us who enjoy a glass of wine are also fascinated by the paraphernalia that goes with it. Mechanical gadgets and gizmos have been with us since the first grape was trodden (and some of them have yet to be bettered), but what about the modern, high-tech solutions?  Continue »
Apr 7, 2017 at 9:50 AM
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March 21, 2017
Hosting a game night is an easy way to spend quality time with close friends, not to mention, the unpredictable fun. Still, even informal gatherings, require some planning. So, let's go over your list to ensure it's all there.  Continue »
Mar 21, 2017 at 10:43 AM
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March 16, 2017
Assembling a scrumptious cheese board to complement your chosen wines is as much about aesthetics as it is taste. And by taste we mean flavor. (We already think you have great taste. If not, don't let your cheese platter give you away!) An artful arrangement, an array of colors, and a variety of textures and shapes are just a few strategies involved. Do it right and your artistry will result in an impressive cheese board boasting not only an eclectic assortment of cheeses, but also the requisite accompaniments and garnishes.  Continue »
Mar 16, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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March 7, 2017
Love Wine? If so, you may find yourself having a bit of recycling. However, there are several ways to upcycle those bottles into crafty ideas. So, if you have been looking for something creative to do, grab a bottle of your favorite red and let’s get to work—here are five fun ways to upcycle your wine bottles.  Continue »
Mar 7, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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February 28, 2017
If you're not an educated wine connoisseur, buying a bottle of wine can be a confusing task. Whether you're choosing wine for a girls night in or a special dinner party, understanding some basic wine lingo will help you make the right choice.  Continue »
Feb 28, 2017 at 4:13 PM
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February 17, 2017
Living in California there are so many great wines that come from amazing wineries across the state. Monterey, Carmel, Santa Maria and Salinas Valleys are all inspiring areas that produce great wines. We’ve put together a list of three local California wineries whose wines are a must-try! Don’t live in the local area? No problem! We are proud to sell the wines below (and more) right here on Poppy & Quail.  Continue »
Feb 17, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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February 6, 2017
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you may be thinking about planning a romantic weekend or at least an evening. You may have thought about having a bottle of your favorite red and snuggling up to relax. However, with chocolate being the staple of Valentine’s Day, how can you skip on the treats? The answer is you don’t. You can pair the two together for this special holiday, and our wine experts tell all.  Continue »
Feb 6, 2017 at 9:44 AM