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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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How Do You Enjoy Wine?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/xSHuT1RkhkM Wine is all about experience and enjoyment. Being with those we love enriches that experience and enjoying wine is a way to connect with ourselves and with each other. Here in Wisconsin, we love to enjoy our precious few…

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Don’t Be Afraid of Wine Words

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZZJKGJrkIQ0 Wine is very complex but in no way should you be intimidated by its language. There are thousands of poems and hundreds of words that have been used to describe wine. But you do not have to know everything…

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Why Not Wisconsin? The Origins of Our Wineries

https://www.youtube.com/embed/x6G_bjTS8R8 In our tasting rooms, we get a lot of questions about the origins of Parallel 44 and Door 44. Today, we’d like to share our story to help you appreciate your wine-drinking experience to the fullest! Maria and I…

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Tired of the Same Ol’ Grocery Store Wine?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/j2csT-eAwac Is your palate eager to explore something new? Well, I have a solution for you. Wine is all about experience and story. That’s what we do here at Parallel 44 and Door 44. We are pioneering a new wine…

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