Merry Friendsmas! | HouseVines

In an age where gatherings often include extended family, a new tradition designed to unite far-away friends (and even those just around the corner) has evolved into a holiday in its own right. Meet Friendsmas. In a nutshell, it can be as extravagant as a multi-course dinner with guests galore…

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Wine and Thanksgiving, Perfect Pair | HouseVines

Thanksgiving, the American holiday that signifies a time to give thanks and gratitude to the masses for the things that we have received in our life and for all of our good fortunes. It is a time traditionally that has come from when the pilgrims first came to America and…

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8 Ways to Drink Cheap Wine | HouseVines

It’s getting chillier out. Fall is here and winter’s just around the corner as is the silly season. You’re probably spending some of your time at home, moping about, and reminiscing the summer months. You dream of all those balmy summer nights, drinking cocktails and prosecco with your friends… …Just…

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How to Plan a Halloween Party Adult Style | HouseVines

Who said Halloween is just for kids? It’s the third most celebrated holiday in the US after Christmas and Thanksgiving, so why not? While your kids go out trick-or-treating, you could be welcoming your friends dressed as ghouls and goblins for a bit of adult Halloween fun. Throwing themed parties…

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When Good Wine Goes Bad | HouseVines

No, this is not a tacky spin off from the TV show related to bad girls.  There’s nothing worse than opening a bottle of your favorite New Zealand pinot noir only to discover it’s not quite right. Sometimes all you want is just one glass of delicious red to take…

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How to Determine your Wine Personality | HouseVines

Almost every working professional has done some sort of personality type test with the Meyer-Briggs personality test being the most popular. It’s the norm when it comes to going on a business bonding retreat and the like. There are a number of different types of personality tests to determine your…

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Wine and Take-Out, a Delectable Combo | HouseVines

Traditionally, when you invite your friends over to socialize, it consists of a dinner-party type menu paired with a number of exquisite wines. However, in today’s hectic world, very few people have time to entertain to such an extent. It’s becoming increasingly popular to order in a takeout when inviting…

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