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'Tis the season... for Sangria??

December 20th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Holidays 0

Oh, Sangria. How you make my heart full. It seems odd National Sangria Day is celebrated on December 20th, considering Sangria is thought of as a summer drink. However, with sweet fruit and dry red wine it’s lush, smooth, refreshing and boozy… and enjoyable all year round! 

Sangria is absurdly forgiving, you can add any type of fruit or wine you would like...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas!

December 8th, 2016 @ 09:48am Sean Minor Christmas 0

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The End of Prohibition

December 5th, 2016 @ 10:53am Sean Minor Food 0

On this day in 1933, the 21st Amendment was ratified marking the end of prohibition. 

Today we raise a glass in celebration of the end of this tumultuous time in history and pay homage to the brave souls that pushed this through congress to see the end of the ban on alcohol in the US.

When everyone gets home tonight, pour yourselves a nice glass of vino, mix a manhattan or crack a beer in celebration of one of the greatest decisions the American people have made, and the end of one of the weirdest times our country has seen! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanksgiving Wine Made Simple

November 14th, 2016 @ 11:57am Danica Ratkovich Thanksgiving 0

Thanksgiving is here!  It’s the time for family and the time for feasting.  Finding a wine or several wines to serve for Thanksgiving dinner can be a daunting task.  Not only do you want to please your dinner guests, but you want it to complement the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, and other traditional parts of the meal

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Election Day: Exercise your right to vote and stock up!

November 8th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Wine Humor 0

What's your favorite wine party?

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Taco Tuesday + Vodka

October 4th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Food 0

It's Taco Tuesday! Personally, I could eat tacos every day of the week. In fact, if you ask me what one food I would choose to eat if stranded on an island it would be tacos. And there would be an avocado tree on said island, as well. I LOVE TACOS! So much so, I was thrilled to see National Taco Day 2016 happens to fall on Taco Tuesday

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Happy harvest 2016!

September 20th, 2016 @ 12:12pm Sean Minor Wine 0

It's our favorite time of year: Harvest! There is just something magical about it...

 

A video posted by Sean Minor (@seanminorwines) on Sep 20, 2016 at 11:50am PDT

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Drink What You Like: Finding Your Wine Match

September 8th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Wine 0

Our belief is in drinking what you like. But what if you don’t know what exactly you like? Sometimes we find a brand or particular wine that suits our tastes, so we stick with that particular wine. There are wine consumers out there who consider themselves “wine snobs” and have palates able to discern particular flavors in the wines. They know what they like and are able to navigate a wine list without hesitation. What if you’re not one of those people?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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International Bacon Day 2016

September 3rd, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Wine Pairing 0 bacon

It's International Bacon Day! Let's be honest, I would celebrate bacon every day if I didn't value my arteries so much. I would like to think everyone loves bacon, but I did date a guy one time who didn't just dislike bacon, but hated it with a vengeance

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National Pinot Noir Day 2016

August 18th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Wines for any Holiday 0

Today is National Pinot Noir Day! We have no idea who comes up with these national "holidays", but we love all the wine themed days throughout the year. As if we need an excuse to sip on wine with dinner most days of the year! The thin-skinned, temperamental and delicate varietal of Pinot Noir holds a special place in all of our hearts...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wine Olympics: Medal Winning Reds

August 11th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Reviews 0 olympics, medal-winning

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in full swing, we thought we would round up the top medal winning wines to enjoy while watching the games.  Based on recent wine competitions and publication accolades, here are the standings on the Sean Minor Family of Wines...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tasting wines at Carneros Inn

August 1st, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Events 0

We had the opportunity to host our New York distributor team in the valley last Friday. Without a tasting room, we entertained them at the Carneros Inn on the hilltop patio, where we tasted some wines and noshed on charcuterie and artisan cheeses. The weather was perfect and the views even better!

 

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Wine Paired with Ice Cream for National Ice Cream Soda Day

July 20th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Wine Pairing 0

It’s National Ice Cream Soda Day! I consider myself a connoisseur of all things ice cream and although national food holidays are sometimes silly (who comes up with these?), I can definitely get behind anything involving ice cream.  I am also a huge fan of Sangria on a hot summer day, but sometimes the time it takes to prep and wait for the sangria to be ready isn’t conducive to a quick refreshing summer libation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy birthday to the eldest of the 4 Bears!

July 13th, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Family 0

Today our first born bear officially turned 21! Happy birthday, Nick!

 In honor of his birthday, use coupon code NICKTURNS21 during checkout to save 21% on any case order (mixed or solid case).

 

Cheers!

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Perfect Wine Glasses for Summer

July 12th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Wine Accessories 0

During the summer, drinking wine by the pool or at the beach can be a challenge! 

These Beach Glasses are the perfect way to enjoy your wine without the risk of broken glass. And they're fancier than a red solo cup... 

 

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Nicole Marie in Tasting Panel Magazine July 2016

July 11th, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Reviews 0

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Sean Minor Wine Wall

July 7th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Sean Minor 0

#winewall #winesofinstagram #seanminorwines #seanminor

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Wine Truck

July 6th, 2016 @ 12:00am Danica Ratkovich Wine Accessories 0

This wins the internet today #winewednesday #bestideaever #winetruck

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016

July 1st, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Reviews 0

 

                 2016 Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate with an all-American Zinfandel by Julie Glenn (Naples Daily News)

June 29th, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Reviews 0 Zinfandel, BBQ

As we fire up the barbecue heading into the Fourth of July weekend, many an American will crack open a beer; but those among us who'd rather toast our patriotism with wine need look no further than "our" grape: zinfandel.

H. Mynors Old Vine Cuvée 2013, Sonoma, Amador, Lodi, CA 

From the Sean Minor group of wines comes this homage to Mr. Minor's ninth great-grandfather. With 15 percent alcohol (zinfandel is known for packing a powerful alcohol punch) this little powerhouse brings all the flavor for which zin is loved. Ripe red fruit and spices including black pepper and a bit of oak make this the bff of my Kansas City style ribs.

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Notes from the Road: Stuart in Texas

June 22nd, 2016 @ 12:00am Stuart Barker Notes from the Road 0

 

Love seeing our wine bags rolling around Texas with our Pioneer sales reps!

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sean Minor Carneros Pinot Noir: Where did it go?

June 16th, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Wine 0

If you are a fan of our Sean Minor Carneros Pinot Noir, you may be wondering where it has gone. You will now find the 2013 vintage has transitioned to Sonoma Coast on the label, but rest assured the same Carneros fruit has been blended with excellent fruit from the Russian River Valley creating a beautiful Pinot Noir.

Our mission at Sean Minor Wines has always been to produce appellation-focused wines that represent an extreme value to our consumers, accounts and wholesalers. We strive to exceed expectations with the quality of our wines, and the transition of appellation on the Sean Minor Pinot Noir was a decision we feel confident meets this goal.

 

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Wine Spectator: Bold California Reds for the Grill

June 13th, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Reviews 0

New reviews of exciting Zinfandels and Syrahs to celebrate the start of summer

Augustus Weed

Posted: June 13, 2016 on winespecator.com Nothing says summer quite like grilling meats over an open flame...

SEAN MINOR Zinfandel California H. Mynors Old Vine Cuvée 2013

Score: 88 | $22A zesty, crisp Zinfandel, with smoky cherry and cracked pepper flavors. Drink now through 2025. 2,720 cases made —T.F.

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California State Fair Wine Competition 2016

June 10th, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Reviews 0

W  I  N  E    C  O  M  P  E  T  I  T  I  O  N    2 0 1 6

RESULTS!

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Finding ourselves in NY

June 3rd, 2016 @ 12:00am Sean Minor Notes from the Road 0

​Traveling with the family yesterday and our flight was late out of San Francisco, so we missed our connection in New York. We ended up having to spend the night in NYC, but made the best of it and were out and about in NY till 3am! It is the city that never sleeps, after all.​ Back at the airport this morning and what a great surprise to find they serve our Sonoma Coast Chardonnay at all the venues in the Newark airport.

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