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Introducing Thirsty Thursdays

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 drink wine in…

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Cookies and Wine! A Sweet Treat!

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 my daughters enjoy scouting…

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Choosing a wine should be fun!

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…

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The Case for Wine over White Claw

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 the argument in favor of hard seltzers…

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Is Wine Just for Women?

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 flagship wines, named for the beautiful Door County. While Pink Door…

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Steve was Featured in a Podcast!

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 recorded over 600 interviews with winery owners, winemakers and wine industry professionals.…

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Inspired Wine: Love comes before Learning

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 is not uncommon to read a wine review or…

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