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Wine Tasting – The Brief Etiquette Guide

Wine Tasting – The Brief Etiquette Guide

Wine tasting: The brief etiquette guide It would be fair to say that we all have slightly different definitions when it comes to wine tasting. For some of us, it's about knocking back as much wine as possible. For others, it's about savoring the moment. Suffice to...

Beso Del Sol White Sangria: Look! What’s on Tap?

Beso Del Sol White Sangria: Look! What’s on Tap?

The summer season may technically be over Nooksters, but this heatwave is not dying down seemingly anytime soon. So, I say we live like it’s sangria season until that first chill of autumn brushes our noses. (I’m still gonna start stocking up on fall candles, and yes,...

Look! What’s on Tap? MacMurray Estate Vineyards

Look! What’s on Tap? MacMurray Estate Vineyards

Fans of old Hollywood, this wine tasting is for you. This week, we tasted the MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Russian River Valley Pinot Gris. For those not in the know, the MacMurray Vineyard was once the farming and ranching retreat for Hollywood legend Fred MacMurray...

3 Summer-Inspired Cocktails Chosen for You!

3 Summer-Inspired Cocktails Chosen for You!

Y’all, this summer has been an absolute scorcher. I mean the kind where your hair is always tied up, makeup becomes optional, and you’re barefoot 90% of the time. There’s just something about extreme heat that makes you want to laze around, so nothing can compare to...

4 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

4 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding

Wedding season is in full swing, and we’re all about helping you find those little touches that will help turn your impending nuptials into the beautiful day you've envisioned. Personalization is a great way to add unique and bold touches your wedding. The...

Enough with the FOMO, Indulge in the JOMO

Enough with the FOMO, Indulge in the JOMO

The word is out about our new partnership with Barefoot Wine, and we couldn’t be more pumped. But this week we’re taking a break to really bask in the vibe of Summer. This week, it’s all about tapping into JOMO — the Joy of Missing Out. The Joy of Missing Out is...

Blue Chardonnay: Look! What’s On Tap?

Blue Chardonnay: Look! What’s On Tap?

We, like many others, fall prey to the allure of Instagram. We become enamored with the lives and aesthetics of Other People. These Other People with their seemingly perfect, breezy, jet-setting lifestyles that allow them to buy and try new things just because they...

Barefoot Said Yes, and Other Exciting News

Barefoot Said Yes, and Other Exciting News

May 2019 Updates Ohmigosh you guys, we’ve had a rewarding, exciting, whirlwind these past couple weeks, and we’re so excited to tell you what’s in store for Wine Nook these next several months. For starters, we are beyond thrilled to announce that we have found our...

Barefoot Moscato: Look! What’s On Tap?

Barefoot Moscato: Look! What’s On Tap?

You can probably tell that we’re just a teensy bit obsessed with the Barefoot on Tap wines that came out earlier this year as we’ve already tasted, reviewed, and thoroughly enjoyed their boxed incarnations of Pinot Noir and Pinot Grigio. Today’s tasting brings you a...

Pour Haus Cabernet Sauvignon: Look! What’s on Tap?

Pour Haus Cabernet Sauvignon: Look! What’s on Tap?

When lunchtime rolled around on our last tasting day, we found ourselves craving pizza. So like most responsible wine tasters, we thought with our stomachs, dialed -- yes, dialed -- the local pizza place, and then found a wine that might work well with our lunch...

A Marvelous Maipe Malbec: Look! What’s on Tap?

A Marvelous Maipe Malbec: Look! What’s on Tap?

If you are a fan of Malbec wine, you’re already enjoying one of the great red wines of the western hemisphere! Malbec is Argentina’s most popular wine export. Although the Malbec grape is still produced in France where it originated, the terroir in Argentina’s...

Barefoot Pinot Grigio: Look! What’s on Tap?

Barefoot Pinot Grigio: Look! What’s on Tap?

Flowers are budding, the sun lingers more as the days slide by, and the tendrils of summer’s touch are on their way. A toast to the season’s change is obviously in order, and what better wine to christen the leisurely spring days than with a glass of Pinot Grigio?...

Barefoot Pinot Noir: Look! What’s On Tap?

Barefoot Pinot Noir: Look! What’s On Tap?

No other grape elicits more opinion, passion, controversy, and wine snobbery than the revered Pinot Noir! Born in France’s Burgundy region centuries ago, the grape has found its way to America, New Zealand, Chile, Australia, and beyond. In America, the chief Pinot...

Pour Haus Red Blend: Look! What’s on Tap?

Pour Haus Red Blend: Look! What’s on Tap?

Take it from us, friends. Thanksgiving is only days away, and box wine is the way to go for serving your guests. You get so much wine for a fantastic price, and the wine is amazing! Having trouble choosing? Glance through all of our Tasting Notes blogs,...

House Wine Chardonnay: Yes, We Tapped That!

House Wine Chardonnay: Yes, We Tapped That!

We’ve been reviewing a lot of red wines recently, let’s try our hand at a nice Chardonnay! Specifically, we will be tasting the House Wine Chardonnay. House Wine is known for its easy-going branding, as well as its minimalistic (yet oh so appealing)...

Archer Roose Redsurrection: Yes, We Tapped That!

Archer Roose Redsurrection: Yes, We Tapped That!

It’s been a minute, friends. Today we’re bringing you another tasting, and with it, another red wine! The Archer Roose Redsurrection Box is 100% Carménère wine. Carménère wine grapes are produced in Chile and have a distinct flavor (more on that at the end...

Bota Box Dry Rosé Tasting: Yes, We Tapped That!

Bota Box Dry Rosé Tasting: Yes, We Tapped That!

Hello Hello! Another week means another wine tasting/review. This week we’re going back to our roots with the Bota Box Dry Rosé. If you weren’t with us last summer, we did a whole blog post talking about the craze that is the rosé trend. I encourage you to...

MARVAL Red Tasting: Yes, We Tapped That

MARVAL Red Tasting: Yes, We Tapped That

This MARVAL red wine comes to us from the South of France. While technically a “box” wine, this wine is without its cardboard packaging. (Just FYI, if you missed our first wine tasting blog, I encourage you to check it out here. In it, we reviewed a lovely...

Yes, We Tapped That: Provisions Pinot Gris

Yes, We Tapped That: Provisions Pinot Gris

     Happy Saturday Nooksters! Today we are bringing to you something very exciting. We’re starting a fun project that we hope you guys love as much as we have so far. Because of how adamantly we’ve been singing the praises of box wine, we’re putting our...

Hating on Box Wine is So 1979

Hating on Box Wine is So 1979

  I think we've said it enough times by now. Box wine is the delicious yet affordable wine option. With quality so comparable to bottled wine, in blind taste tests, it’s often hard to distinguish between the two types. With that, I’ve got a bone to...

Wine Nook Tasting Event Results

Wine Nook Tasting Event Results

Today we are bringing you the results of our wine tasting event! For those who don’t know, a couple of weeks ago we had a wine tasting at our home location. The premise was simple. We set up three wine stations: decanted wine, Wine Nooks, and box wine....

Sassy Peachy Summer Shim Recipe

Sassy Peachy Summer Shim Recipe

In what will probably be our last drink recipe of the summer, today we bring you our peach inspired shim cocktail. If you recall from a previous blog, a "shim" is a low-proof cocktail with a focus on interesting flavor combinations. Also, the terms...

Cool as a Cucumber Limeade Cocktail

Cool as a Cucumber Limeade Cocktail

It's time for another cocktail recipe! Keeping with our summer theme, this Cucumber Limeade Cocktail makes the perfect pool party companion. It's light, thirst-quenching, and oh so easy to make. This recipe was created to work perfectly with our fillable...

Lavender-Lemon Session Cocktail Recipe

Lavender-Lemon Session Cocktail Recipe

Today we're presenting our first session cocktail inspired by our Wine Nooks!  As a quick refresher, session cocktails are low-proof drinks that go hand-in-hand with long summer days. We had our Light Maple Wine Nook in mind while creating this one. Like...

Let’s Talk About Session Cocktails

Let’s Talk About Session Cocktails

Summer inspiration has reared its beautiful head fellow Nooksters, so let’s get creative! We are hopping on the bandwagon of low-proof cocktails. These concoctions answer to a multitude of different names including: shims, suppressors, and session...

What Beverages Can I Put in My Wine Nook?

What Beverages Can I Put in My Wine Nook?

By now you know what a Wine Nook is, but what exactly can you put in a Nook? The options are pretty much endless. The list below will highlight just some of the many options of beverages you can serve straight from a Nook with the help of our fillable...

Summer Food Trends That Everyone Should Try

Summer Food Trends That Everyone Should Try

Cool drinks, fresh food, and sweet treats. Summer really has it all. Check out this list curated by CNBC that details all the summer food trends you'll be seeing on Instagram this summer. Try them out and see what you think. Personally I'll be trying some...

NC Wine Festival: Here Comes Wine Nook!

NC Wine Festival: Here Comes Wine Nook!

And we’re off again! Wine Nook continues it’s festival tour with the upcoming North Carolina Wine Festival in Clemmons, NC. Doors open at 12 pm on May 26, 2018. We will be there demonstrating all of our Wine Nooks with a free tasting! If you haven’t had...

All About Our Little Nooks

All About Our Little Nooks

  We need to have a chat. Last month we introduced our latest member of the Nook family, and I haven’t given you a proper blog post about it. Today I will be addressing the what, the how, the where etc. of our newest friend. I’m talking about our new...

Paint with Wine: Step by Step Guide

Paint with Wine: Step by Step Guide

The people behind Wine Nook are all artists at heart. For some of the team, painting is their primary passion. The air they breathe is laced with turpentine and paint sealant. Which I must add are not exactly the most healthy inhalations you can have btw....

A Beginner’s Guide to Marinades

A Beginner’s Guide to Marinades

Hello all! Now, I know I'm not the only one who loves a good home-cooked meal. I dabble in cooking from time to time, and what I've realized is that the effort in your prep work makes all the difference in the world. Try to spend some extra time being...

Wine Inspired Makeup for Spring

Wine Inspired Makeup for Spring

  A new season is upon us, and that means a whole new attitude. Anyone spring cleaning this week? Uh-huh, we all have the “out with the old, in with the new” hive mentality come spring. One thing that often gets overlooked when cleaning is our makeup....

34 Spring Cocktails to Enjoy With the New Season

With the new season right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about spring parties. Whether you're preparing for Easter, the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, or Mother's Day, these cocktails have you covered. The best part? With help from one of...

2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

2018 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2018 Winter Olympics have been an emotional rollercoaster for many, myself included. Still, I'm sad to see it go. For those interested, the closing ceremony is this Sunday, February 25th. Details on how to view and what to expect can be found at the...

5 Things Millennials have Revitalized

5 Things Millennials have Revitalized

So far we’ve covered: how millennials are changing the wine industry, 5 ways millennials are actually amazing, and some things that we love and hate. Today, we’re going to be flipping the script. You always see articles on things that millennials have...

What Millennials Love and Hate

What Millennials Love and Hate

Hey guys! It's me again. The Gen-Y voice of reason for this blog. Today we're sharing some interesting information from businessinsider.com. It's a well-thought out piece on things that millennials supposedly love and hate. You know me, I don't always...

5 Reasons Why Millennials are Actually Amazing

5 Reasons Why Millennials are Actually Amazing

The Wine Nook has some exciting things on the way, and the team has asked me (the only employed millennial for Wine Nook) to clear some things up for them. We are a company that wants to cater to all wine lovers, after all. Over the past couple weeks, I...

All About Ice Wine

All About Ice Wine

Hello all! Where have we been? We're busy working on all sorts of great things for 2018 that we think you're gonna love. We also can't wait to have some new blog posts up soon! In the meantime, check out this article all about ice wine. It's a really...

13 Best Winter Cocktails

13 Best Winter Cocktails

The cold is creeping up on us... It's time we prepare for the onslaught of holiday shopping, parties, and snow days, or else fall prey to the seasonal scramble! These cocktails from Esquire.com are sure impress your guests and soothe your soul. Enjoy!...

Daily Mom’s Guide to Unique Gifts 2017

Daily Mom’s Guide to Unique Gifts 2017

We've always said the Wine Nook is the perfect gift, but don't take it from us! Check out this gift guide from dailymom.com. This guide features all kinds of unique, cool, and fun gift ideas for the holidays. We like to think the Wine Nook falls into those...

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Everyone knows how hectic Thanksgiving is. No matter how hard you work, you're still scrapped for time. Let's take the stress out of Thanksgiving together. Thanks to these "make-ahead of time" recipes from Real Simple, we can spend less time in the...

Popular Regional Thanksgiving Foods

Popular Regional Thanksgiving Foods

Check out what people all over the United States are eating on Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of the most widely observed holidays in the United States, with over 90% of the population celebrating. It’s a day where it’s socially acceptable to sit around...

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

Thanksgiving Wine Guide

Hello my beautiful people! The holidays are creeping up on us! It's time to start thinking about how we can make all the moving parts run smoothly. That's where we come in! We want to help you simplify the holidays as much as possible.   To kick off...

The Perfect Halloween Party Drink

The Perfect Halloween Party Drink

What's a fall party without some red wine? Today, we're sharing with you an easy way to amp up your red wine for a party (we're gonna make mulled wine!) Mulled wine is a beverage that is typically made with red wine and mulling spices. The exact mulling...

#bevyofbeverages

#bevyofbeverages

no.3 “the one from Beaujolais” Gamay Wine   Use this glass: Gamay wine is the light-bodied cousin of Pinot Noir. As such, using a Pinot Noir glass is perfectly acceptable. For reference, a Pinot Noir glass is not as tall as a typical red wine glass....