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It’s Time for a Holiday Wine Tasting Party!

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So you want to plan a wine tasting party! All parties need a theme of some sort, and who doesn’t love a chance to try a variety of new wines and experiment with food pairings. I’ve got a few ideas for wine party themes that just might make your event the highlight of the season…

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Breckenridge Brewery’s Christmas Ale

The holidays are top of the mind now that December has arrived. Breckenridge Brewery’s Christmas Ale captures that extra flavor and strength we’re currently looking for in a winter warmer. It’s a bit of bottled joy to the world!

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Beers Fit for Sweater Weather!

We’ve come to learn there are beers fit for any forecast, and that includes sweater weather! The following cold weather brews are our true winter warmers…dark, malty and with higher alcohol content to leave you feeling nice and fuzzy inside…

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Splurge on These Rare Holiday Wines at H-E-B!

Some of the best wine money can buy is on shelves at H-E-B. Treat yourself or someone special…and why not? It’s the holidays! These collectible wines also make incredible gifts…hint, hint.

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Celadon Chef Says It’s the Best Steak He’s Seen…

We came for the gorgeous setting, and stayed for some delicious food. Chef Marcos Uribe of Celadon in downtown Napa took care of the latter! One of the nicest products he’s ever cooked with, however, is a proud addition to his dinner menu…

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Pinot is the People’s Wine for the Holidays

Pinot Noir is your best bet for a crowd-pleasing wine come the holidays. Plus, it pairs with just about anything your Smorgasbord of a table can throw its way. My sommelier Sean has some standout pinots, all under $25, at H-E-B.

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The Holiday Reds We’re After at H-E-B

It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us. With the recent cold front that’s blown in, November is exhibiting true form! Ralph ‘My Wine Guy’ is all set with his must-have red wines featured this month at H-E-B…

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Take Your Wine Straight to the Tub!

This is a TV segment I’ve been wanting to do for at least 7 years!! Certain scents in your bath oil could actually enhance your drinking experience. Pair your bath oil with your wine and you’re in for one heck of a relaxing night!

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HeartBrand Akaushi is on the Menu at Del Dotto Vineyards

One of the most stunning vineyards in all of Napa is also making some of the Valley’s highest rated and most sought-after wines from around the world. Now this family-owned operation is serving a one-of-a-kind beef when you attend one of their grand wine pairings…

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One of the Most Popular Wines in the US – Paired Off!

If red wine rules your palate, then consider Silver Oak a reigning king of cab. It has a HUGE following in the Lone Star State, and is among the most recognizable names in the country! For over 40 years, they’ve produced distinctive, highly drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon…

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Find the Perfect Wine for Fall at H-E-B

True wine fans know that much of the fun with drinking wine is exploring and trying new ones. H-E-B makes it a point to have reoccurring customer favorites available on shelves, while continuing to source new vintages for us to know and love as well. Autumn is an awesome time for wines at H-E-B!

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September Wines Signal a Seasonal Switch!

Try saying it five times fast — but it’s true! September wines do signal a seasonal switch in our dining habits, and our wine choices inevitably follow suit. The autumn season is just around the corner, and although temperature aren’t dropping any time soon, Summer 2014 is technically all but outta here!

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Wines to Cap off a GREAT Summer!

The end is in sight! ‘Wine down’ summer with Ralph my “Wine Guy,” who’s back for another monthly installment of wines you should keep an eye out for at your local H-E-B. It’s a great time for reds and whites — it all depends on what you fancy!

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Summer Wines on the Fly from HEB!

New wines to try in July from H-E-B! When our routines are kicked back for summer, it makes for a great time to experiment and try something new…

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