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Toast to the New Year!

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Hosting a New Year's Eve Bash? Or do you strive to be everyone's MFG... Most Favorite Guest?   Perhaps you received an unexpected gift this holiday season...? Pay it forward with the perfect present - Champagne!Let Micha...

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Wine, Women & Shoes Tasting

Wine, Women & Shoes Tasting

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Michael’s Wine Cellar is the Official Wine Retailer of Sarasota's Wine, Women & Shoes benefiting Forty Carrots Family Center.  Even if you didn’t score a ticket to the Signature Event this year, there are plenty of ways to celebrate fabulous...

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Bordeaux Futures

What Are Bordeaux Futures?Futures, or en primeur, as it’s called in Bordeaux, is a method of purchasing a specific vintage of wine in advance, before it is bottled and released in the market. In early April each year, industry professionals gather in...

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BBQ Season Wine Pairings

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Blog from Wine Director, Sean King: Working at Michael’s on East and Michael’s Wine Cellar, I tend to view the year in thirds. January through May comprises our Season (intentionally with a capital S).  From June to September is summer aka ...

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Reynolds Family Winery Dinner

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Michael's Wine Cellar is fortunate to host many Winemaker Dinners every year. On May 4, 2019, we hosted a Winemakers Dinner featuring the superb Reynold’s Family Winery. Reynold's is a family-owned-and-operated vineyard in Napa, creating a variety of...

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Are You Using the Right Wine Glass?

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Are You Using the Right Wine Glass?by Kristin @ ilovewine.comTo the casual wine drinker, the shape of the wine glass probably doesn’t matter much. They can get by with a single set of glasses that they pull out for reds, whites, or that new rosé...

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What Does a Wine Aerator Do?

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What Does a Wine Aerator Do?by Avery at ilovewine.comYou may have noticed that fancy restaurants prefer to open your red wine and leave it to aerate or ‘breathe’ for a while before pouring your glass, or that you are encouraged to swirl your win...

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Mini Wine Bottles Are the Way to Go

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Mini Wine Bottles Are the Way to Goby Avery at ilovewine.comAnyone who has ever tried to take a full bottle of wine with them anywhere at all knows how difficult it can be. Finding space for it in the car is difficult enough but trying to take i...

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Drinking in Autumn- Best Red Wines for Fall

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Drinking in Autumn - Best Red Wines for Fallby ilovewine.comWine enthusiasts are always looking for an excuse to replenish their wine racks. And what better time to do it than the changing of the season? As the days become shorter and the nights draw...

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Guide to Wine Bottle Sizes

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Understanding Wine Bottle Sizesby Michelle at www.ilovewine.comHave you ever really thought about the different sizes of a wine bottle? Have you considered where they come from? Why were they created? Or even why they’re named the way they are? Well,...

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Drink for Yourself!

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(Says Wine Director Sean King)Our palates are a curious thing.  When it comes to food we trust it enough to opine. All of us are able to sit and discuss restaurants new and old; our favorite meals and our least favorite. We can go to work on Mon...

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What is the Best White Wine for White Sangria?

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What is the Best White Wine for White Sangria?Sangria is a delicious way to enjoy the season. Did you know you can make Sangria from white wine? Well now you do!We highly recommend Vinho Verde, Casal Garcia, PT, NV!It’s smooth and fresh with a delica...

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Best Champagne for Mimosas

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 Our team is often asked, "What's the best Champagne (or sparkling wine) for Mimosas?" In sunny Sarasota, it's an appropriate question to pose throughout the year, many days of the week. However, even Floridians plan more Mimosa-focused affairs ...

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Celebrating Summer with Rosé Wine

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Summer is in full swing in Sarasota, and it's the perfect time of year to enjoy a fabulous bottle of rosé! Our Wine Director Sean King will tell you that the best rosé wines come from Provence, the warmest area of France.This July, Sean selected...

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