Category Archives: Wine Tips

How to Host a Wine and Cheese Party

Wine and cheese: the perfect pair. Enjoying with friends makes it that much better. If you’ve considered hosting a wine and cheese party but aren’t sure where to start, read on for our simple tips: 1. Make your guest list. … Continue reading

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Vintage Variation: What Does It Mean for My Wine?

Do you hear people talk about “good vintages” and wonder what it means? When a vineyard has a particularly favorable growing season, wine produced and bottled that year becomes known as a “good vintage.” That might mean it comes highly … Continue reading

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What’s In A Price Tag? Inexpensive vs. Expensive Wines

Have you ever splurged on a bottle of wine and felt underwhelmed with how it tasted? Perhaps you’ve purchased a bargain bottle in a pinch and it became a new favorite. As both of these scenarios illustrate: you can’t judge … Continue reading

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Choosing Wine From a Wine List

Oh, the wine list. Too often it is feared when it should be savored. Here are some tips on navigating the wine list at your favorite restaurant:

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Wine Gifting Guide
By Maggie Harnett, Tasting Room Manager at Greenvale Vineyards

This article first appeared in the Winter 2014/2015 issue of Newport Naked magazine With the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to spread good cheer. Wine makes a thoughtful (and delicious) gift for a gracious host, Secret Santa, and … Continue reading

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You CAN Judge a Wine By Its Label

They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but that’s not exactly true of wine. If you know what to look for, you’ll find lots of helpful information spelled out for you on the label. Allow us to break down some of the terms you’ll find on Greenvale labels. After all, learning more about your favorite wines can help cultivate an even deeper appreciation.

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Wine Myths Debunked: Part 2

We put some longstanding wine rumors to bed in our “Wine Myths. . .Debunked” post and we’re here to set the record straight once again! Here are a few more misconceptions you may have fallen for in the past.

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Why Wine Serving Temperatures Matter
By Maggie Harnett, Tasting Room Manager

A hot bowl of soup can warm your soul on a brisk night, and there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cold drink in summertime. Though we don’t always stop and think about it, temperature plays in a big role … Continue reading

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Taste Wine Like a Pro! Tips from our Tasting Room

Wine tasting is a fun activity to do with friends, but it can also be a great way to discover a new wine or deepen your appreciation for both wine and winemakers. Our most senior Tasting Room hostess, Maggie Harnett, shares her tips on what to look for when you’re tasting wine at Greenvale.

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