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Introducing Thirsty Thursdays

Introducing Thirsty Thursdays

Mar. 31, 2020

Last week Parallel 44 and Door 44 hosted our first ever Virtual Wine Tasting.  It was great way for Maria and I to connect and enjoy wine even in these trying times. It really emphasized why we dr... Read More.


Let’s Bring the Tasting Room to Your Living Room!

Let’s Bring the Tasting Room to Your Living Room!

Mar. 23, 2020

Yesterday I was giving serious thought as to how we can all work to overcome this challenge of the coronavirus. While we can still buy wine at the winery or at the store or on-line, I believe that... Read More.


Cookies and Wine! A Sweet Treat!

Cookies and Wine! A Sweet Treat!

Mar. 17, 2020

At Parallel 44 and Door 44 we started our spring tradition of Girl Scout cookies and wine pairing flights many years ago and customers still love it!  Being a former Girl Scout and having both of ... Read More.


Choosing a wine should be fun!

Choosing a wine should be fun!

Mar. 04, 2020

I am supposed to bring a bottle of wine and I don’t know what to do?  Have you ever been asked to bring a bottle of wine to a celebration or dinner? Has this resulted in you scratching your head ... Read More.


The Case for Wine over White Claw

The Case for Wine over White Claw

Feb. 26, 2020

  Recently I have been struck by the flurry of talk about how many people, millennials in particular, are choosing hard seltzers like White Claw over wine as their beverage of choice.  Much of th... Read More.


Is Wine Just for Women?

Is Wine Just for Women?

Feb. 18, 2020

As I write this message today, I am coincidentally enjoying a glass of Pink Door, a one-of-a-kind rosé style wine that blends two whites and two reds.  It's one of our Door County location's flags... Read More.


Steve was Featured in a Podcast!

Steve was Featured in a Podcast!

Feb. 12, 2020

Life Between the Vines is a long-running podcast created by Ray Fister, the wine contributor to NPR-Milwaukee’s WUWM Lake Effect program.  Ray is also a professional audio engineer and has recorde... Read More.


Inspired Wine Video: Why we Taste things Differently

Inspired Wine Video: Why we Taste things Differently

Feb. 05, 2020

  We got together this week in the tasting room to talk about the way our tastebuds work.  Shoot us a comment on youtube with your questions and thoughts! Read More.


Inspired Wine: Love comes before Learning

Inspired Wine: Love comes before Learning

Jan. 29, 2020

Many in the wine industry, from wine writers to winemakers to sommeliers are often criticized for their very analytical, detailed, and even esoteric ways of talking about wine.  For example, it i... Read More.


Inspired Wine: Why Wisconsin Wine?

Inspired Wine: Why Wisconsin Wine?

Jan. 21, 2020

Welcome to Inspired Wine!  I am kicking off 2020 with a commitment to connect with you, the friends and fans of Parallel 44 and Door 44. Every week I want to reach out to you to chat about wine a... Read More.


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