November 2013 Archives

Holiday Wine Specials

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With Halloween officially behind us, now bursting on to the scene is the holiday gift giving marketing blitz and stock up on wine for the holidays. Get the best deals when you order early! We've already started curating ideas for you. Buy now or "Pin" to your Gift Pinterest Board (check out more suggestions on our WC Board)

MacRosite Winery and Vineyards
Magnums are the perfect size for celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Enjoy complimentary ground shipping (Deadline: November 19th!) on these limited release cellar selections of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which are quite versatile for matching holiday fare. Use code: BigThanks at checkout. Unfortunately, the deadline to receive in time by Thanksgiving has already passed.

Dry Creek Vineyard - Holiday Wine Sale
dry-creek-wine-holiday-sale.jpgNow through December 31st, save 30% on all holiday wine gift sets AND spend $250 and receive $1 ground shipping on your order. Depending on where you live, you still might be able to order in time for Thanksgiving! See holiday wine shipping deadlines here!

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Mumm Napa - Thanksgiving Favorites
Save 15% on Thanksgiving Favorites (2011 Pinot Noir, 2007 DVX, Brut Reserve Rose, and Sparkling Pinot Noir) from Mumm Napa now through November 19th! (25% off for Club Vivant Members). Purchasing 6 bottles or more? Also save 50% off ground shipping. Enter to promo code "SHIPTHANKS" Click Here for more details! 

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bvWines-holiday-wine-sale.jpgBeaulieu Vineyards - 35% Savings 


Make a five-star feast with Beaulieu Vineyard's top 10 wines for Thanksgiving. Order now and enjoy a 35% discount on top picks. Ship in time for Thanksgiving! Be sure to pay attention to holiday wine shipping schedule.

  • November 23rd - Deadline for 2 day shipping
  • November 25th - Deadline for Overnight shipping

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Gloria Ferrer - $5 Ground Shipping!
Shop now with "Pop13" through December 10, 2013 and just pay $5 ground shipping on all case orders. If you plan on throwing a party, stock up on large format bottles. Ship six-bottle Sonoma Brut magnum case orders for just $15 when you select ground shipping and use promo code "MAG13". Click Here for more details.



Get in the Spirit of Giving This Holiday Season

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Each fall and winter season many of businesses in wine country join the holiday spirit and donate portions of their proceeds to local charities or host food banks drives. You can help AND make your dollar go farther just by purchasing wine from a participating winery or donating a can of food. See below for more details on how you can support and give back this holiday season!

kenwoodVineyards_foodBank.jpgKenwood Vineyards
Kenwood Vineyards has already started their holiday campaign to help put food on the table of every American. Help them support this worthy cause!

They will donate a percentage of sales to a local food bank, Redwood Empire Food Bank, in Sonoma County. Click Here for more info.

To encourage individual generosity to food banks across the country, Kenwood Vineyards' call to action will be highlighted on point-of-sales materials provided to retailers throughout the holidays. Coupons (where legal) for one dollar off Kenwood Vineyards wines will be offered and a shelf talker will invite consumers to support their local food banks. Kenwood will also be sending the same message to its many friends and fans via social media as the holidays approach.

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Westin Verasa Napa: Annual Banksgiving

westinVerasaNapa_foodbank.jpgThroughout the month of November, BANK Café and Bar at The Westin Verasa Napa, invites the public to participate in a canned food drive titled "Banksgiving." In the spirit of giving back this holiday season, the two Napa branches of Mechanics Bank will generously match $1 per donated can, with 100 percent of food and funds donated to Community Action Napa Valley Food Bank (CANV). For every can donated, donors will receive a certificate with a percentage off of their meal, up to 10 percent to either BANK Café and Bar or La Toque, The Westin Verasa's Michelin-starred restaurant by Chef Ken Frank.  CLICK HERE for more info.

Donation barrels will be displayed in the hotel's lobby in front of BANK Cafe and Bar.
(1314 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559)

Uncork The Thanksgiving Wines

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Press Release

thanksgivingDinnerSpread.jpgThanksgiving is almost upon us, which means now is the time to select wines for the big feast. Fortunately, choosing wines that pair deliciously with Thanksgiving dinner can be quick and easy; all you need do is let your dinner and your preferences be your guide.

The traditional Thanksgiving dinner encompasses a range of flavors: rich, herbal, sweet and creamy. Wines that handle such diversity best are those that complement or accentuate, but don't overpower. The key is moderation; less - in terms of power, alcohol, tannin and oak - is actually more in achieving scrumptious Thanksgiving wine matches. And because Thanksgiving is a truly American holiday, it deserves to be celebrated with American wines.

Those who love white wines have a few choices when it comes to making a stellar Thanksgiving wine match. One is a vibrant Chardonnay with just a hint of oak character that echoes the richness of Thanksgiving dishes, such as the 2012 Kenwood Vineyards Sonoma County Chardonnay. Another is a medium-bodied, unoaked Sauvignon Blanc with fruit and herb character to enhance the foods' flavors. The 2012 Kenwood Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc captures this style perfectly, as do other unoaked Sauvignon Blancs from Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties. The last is a fresh, fruity off-dry Pinot Gris, Riesling or Gewurztraminer that lets the food shine and refreshes the palate. The hard-to-find 2012 Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Gris is one option, but there are plenty more from cool vineyard regions across the United States. 

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