Like many young people who have been sheltering in place for the past two years due to the ongoing pandemic, I’ve been trying to cut down on my drinking. However, quitting cold turkey isn’t appealing to me — I still like to enjoy the occasional cocktail when I’m with my friends. And when I spend hours making a complicated recipe for my boyfriend and me to enjoy, I like to pop open a bottle of wine to pair with it. But lately, the hangovers, however slight, have left me in search of something that gives me the feeling and ritual of enjoying a nice Pinot Noir without the headache.

 

Red. Wine. Popcorn. Yes, you read that right!  

 
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Try our rich and decadent dark chocolate and red wine hot chocolate recipe. 

 

Beyond its endless variety of styles and flavor profiles, wine is also a beverage with fantastic health benefits. In fact, these benefits have been historically embraced in some cultures, with impressive results. In France, the rate of heart disease is comparatively low — a curious fact considering the country’s notorious love for butter and cheese. This phenomenon is known as the French paradox. For some health experts, France’s consumption of red wine is the answer to this conundrum. According to the Mayo Clinic, when consumed in moderation, the high level of antioxidants in wine can help reduce bad cholesterol levels.

 
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A new year calls for new beginnings, new trends and new drinks! Let us take a moment to ponder grape varieties over variants, flavored whiskeys instead of flat bellies and consider how the year in drinks will unfold in 2022.

 

Try Rietvallei’s gluten free shiraz and fig brownies recipe, the flavours might sound strange but we can assure you that it all works together perfectly! Even more delicious when paired with Rietvallei 1908 Muscadel, the oldest muscadel in South Africa.

 

It’s sometimes good to remind ourselves to live and have fun, just like a cat. Designed to keep air out of wine bottle and slowing oxidation rates, these cat shaped wine bottle stoppers are made for cat lovers and wine enthusiast who enjoy the best of both worlds. In stead of putting a cork in it, we say put a paw in it!

 

Sometimes in life, the only solution for a situation is downing an entire box of Oreo’s with a bottle of Malbec. It’s good for the soul, really. Now, you can kill two birds with one stone thanks to the cookie maker’s latest collaboration with Barefoot Wine: A red blend inspired by Oreo.

 

Holiday get-togethers tend to be rife with booze. From the pub crawls on so-called “Blackout Wednesday” to the clinking flutes of New Year’s Eve champagne, the alcohol flows especially freely at this time of year. If you’re trying to cut back on your consumption or have made a commitment to sobriety, holiday get-togethers can be especially challenging.

 

Turn your next garden party or high tea occasion into a stylish affair with the mushroom and ricotta cigars made with phyllo. Serve them with a bottle of La Motte Méthode Cap Classique for an exquisite sensory experience.

 
 
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