Mexico: A Wine Destination

  Mexico is a vacation spot known for its delicious food, sunny beaches, and tequila filled spring breaks. But what many travelers have yet to explore is Mexico’s incredible wine country. With three unique regions, providing a wide range of varietals, it has recently become a popular destination for vinophiles. The Spanish started cultivating wine … Continued

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Wine Tasting 101

We all know how to drink wine but tasting it properly is a whole different ball game. Whether you are blind tasting or simply trying to understand what is in your glass, it is important to learn how to taste correctly. Since white and red wine are completely different animals, we will focus on white … Continued

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The Truth about Preservatives in Wine

  Preservatives often get a bad rap. Although they are essential to the longevity of food and beverages, they are assumed to be unhealthy chemicals. Alcohol, acidity, tannins, and sulfites are the preservatives found in wine. Without these ingredients, the wine you love would turn to vinegar.   Alcohol and Acidity The most fundamental preservative … Continued

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Wine Hacks: How to… Save a Corked Bottle

Scenario You’re on a date and things are going surprisingly well. Unfortunately, dinner has come to an end and it’s time for the check. In an attempt to keep things going you, invite them back for a glass of wine. You get back to your place and, thankfully, you have one bottle left in your … Continued

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Modern Cellar Mistakes

When you think of a wine cellar you picture a dark room with lots of wood and bold Italian architecture. But this traditional style may not fit your sleek, 21st Century home. We are starting to see collectors choose modern over traditional designs for their cellar. There are many things to consider when deciding if … Continued

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Climate Controlled Wine Storage in AZ

Service is our Style Vinum55 is a service-driven, state of the art facility where your wine passion is our profession. Our Cellar Manager is a Certified Specialist of Wine, studying for Advanced Sommelier certification, who has over 17 years’ experience in the wine business. Our Assistant Cellar Manager is a preliminarily certified Sommelier, and studying for … Continued

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The Cold Truth about Wine Storage

While the topic of which varietals, vintages and regions comprise the best collection will always be heartily debated, one thing that’s definitive in the wine community is no matter what bottles your collection consists of they need to be properly stored. Whether you’re a casual collector with only a few cases, or view your collection … Continued

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Organize Your Wine Cellar

How should you organize your wine cellar or wine refrigerator? This can be a debilitating question, leaving you frozen in your tracks, just thinking about the endless options of how best to organize your wine. By varietal? By region? By vintage? By drink dates? Red here, white there? Before the anxiety attack takes you over … Continued

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Epiphany Wine

Lately, it seems that the conversations around me have been about epiphany wine.  I’ve read about it on wine blogs, and it’s been the topic of conversation at PWS among members.  It’s fun and interesting to hear the stories around what wine it was that changed one’s perspective on wine and created a desire to … Continued

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