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Four New Years (Wine) Resolutions You’ll Keep in 2014

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This article was originally published in Royal Oaks Living magazine and is reprinted here with permission.

Most New Year’s resolutions involve the word “less,” especially when it comes to alcohol. After enjoying countless glasses with friends and family during the holiday season, it may seem like a good idea to cut back. But let’s be honest, how long do your New Year’s resolutions usually last? (If you’re like me, the answer is not long!) This year, strive to enjoy wine more with these resolutions you can keep well into 2014!

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Vineyards in Champagne

Farmer Fizz: The Champagne You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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This article was originally published in Royal Oaks Living magazine and is reprinted here with permission.

Most people are familiar with the main champagne brands — Perrier Jouët, Tattinger, Veuve Clicquot, Bollinger, Laurent-Perrier, Louis Roederer and Moët & Chandon. These champagne houses have master blenders who craft a consistent “house style” of champagne year after year because they are able to purchase grapes from growers across the Champagne region.

However, grape growers (a.k.a. farmers) own roughly 90% of the vineyards in Champagne, France, according to the CIVC, the trade association for champagne producers. And some growers do make their own champagne — nicknamed “farmer fizz” — instead of selling their grapes to the big brands. And this fizz is worth trying!

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Welcome to Doubledecanted.com!

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We’re pleased to announce that Double Decanted’s website, Doubledecanted.com, is live!

Our mission is to share our passion for wine with you. We know you have a lot of choices as to where you buy wine, and we offer an affordable alternative to impersonal, big box wine retailers. Our goal is to help you discover your passion for wine, explore different varietals, and find new bottles you love.

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