Too much of wine has been focused on brands, wine snobbery, and making consumers feel small for their wine choices.
Denise Gardner Winemaking is offering a new, virtual platform about wine that is none of these things.
What is the Sip & Swirl from DG Winemaking?
Many of my long-time readers, supporters, and blog followers (thank you!) know I’ve spent years writing about winemaking. My goal has always been to provide scientifically driven content to the wine industry in a practical and applicable way.
But, like many winemakers, viticulturists, and many of us working in the wine industry, I genuinely love wine.
Wine decorates our dinner table; a daily piece of joy that complements our meal.
Wine is added to every family vacation (in a safe, non-excessive way).
I use wine to celebrate successes, both big and small.
Wine has been given as gifts. I have even helped people use wine to document life milestones.
It is a beverage that fuels creativity: from choosing which wine we want to drink to cooking a meal alongside its glass.
It is literally the liquid that brings people together. Can you honestly drink wine anywhere without someone asking you which wine you are drinking? (And then, likely a discussion ensues…)
It is also the drink that divides us: what a winemaker likes to make versus what the wine writer says is good versus what the wine consumer simply wants to drink. The world talks dry and sips sweet, after all.
Thus, enter the Sip & Swirl: a free, monthly email newsletter that centers around bringing wine to your life in an enjoyable way. All you have to do to receive it is sign up:
What is in the Sip & Swirl?
The Sip & Swirl is distributed on the first of every month.
Content will change month-to-month, with hopeful prevalence on occasions set to occur in the month ahead.
Here are some examples of topics I plan on covering in your subscription:
- Fun wine factoids I have collected over the years. Example: Do you know which wine was used by our Founding Fathers to toast the signing of the Declaration of Independence? You’ll find out in July’s edition!
- Recipes for wine cocktails or favorite recipes I have collected and use in my own house. I do not create recipes for a living, but I can link you to some of my favorites.
- “Hidden Gems” wine spotlights. These are the wineries sprinkled throughout our country that get at the agricultural heart of winemaking. They may not get the traction associated with large wine brands, but they have unique stories, beautiful tasting rooms, and wines worth purchasing.
- Sharing wine “Affordables”: my term for wines that cost you under $20 to buy. The reality is, I cannot afford to put $30+ wines on my dinner table regularly. But, I do take my time in selecting less expensive wines and searching for yumminess.
- Sneak peaks, early registration, and promotions for my virtual wine classes. You’ll receive the “first pour” of options for these fun, informative opportunities in which I transform your wine experiences from same-old, same-old to new, fresh, and exciting. Classes are packed with tricks I’ve learned along the way in purchasing wine and incorporating it into a dinner, including how to buy wines for friends, colleagues, and holiday occasions.
- PLUS: If you subscribe in June or July 2020, you will receive a free invitation to the “Sip & Swirl Community” Facebook Group. This group is by invitation only and offers us all a space to share our wine finds, stories, and favorite wine brands without snobbery, fear, or judgment!
A Sip & Swirl Sneak Peak
Did you miss our inaugural Sip & Swirl? Here’s a small visual piece of what you’re missing!