July 2016 Blog Posts

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Habitat for Humanity: Building Futures, Fulfilling Dreams

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Walton County Habitat for Humanity does not only help build homes, they also help build futures. For 20 years, they have been bringing the community together to build affordable homes for families in need. They are proud to say, "this is not a hand out, but rather a hand up" as they require home recipients to perform 250 sweat equity labor hours per adult in addition to attending credit and financial counseling to allow...

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A Spotlight on Spring Mountain

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Spring Mountain District of California is nestled quietly between Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, but two of the region's vineyards have managed to make some noise across the world. Though it is a remote area, it boasts small yet beautiful patchwork vineyards and the production of exceptional wines like those of  Spring Mountain Vineyard and Fisher Vineyards . The terroir is a combination of volcanic soil and sedimentary rock, and the Pacific...

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Summertime Wine & Dine Party Pairings

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

In this mid-July summer heat, it can be a challenge to think of what to eat while you're enjoying a little happy hour. You'll want to keep things light and fresh, while you sip the day away with some delectable dishes. We asked one of our favorite foodies, Michelle Russell, for some suggestions on party pairings for daytime outdoor fun. Here's the menu: Baked Goat Cheese with Spring Lettuce Salad paired with Sauvignon Blanc It doesn't get...

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Summer Reading: How to read a wine label like a pro

Posted on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

We all remember having a summer reading list to keep our minds occupied during the endless sunny months out of school, but now that we are adults, and wine-drinking pros, we like to exercise our brains by reading wine labels. Though this may seem simple to some, it can often times be challenging to understand all the information on a wine label, especially if it's in another language.  Labels tell us stories about the wine we drink. They answer...

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