“Hi, I’d like a bottle of mediocre wine at an uncomfortably high price,” said literally no one ever. Yes, it’s generally true — in wine as in life — that you get what you pay for. But there are exceptions to the rule, and we found them! These eight regions are producing superior sips that just happen to be affordable.
Variety is the spice of life, friends! There are more than 10,000 different wine grape varieties out there; 125,000 wineries or more, producing wine in 70+ countries worldwide. In other words, there are literally oceans of wines from which to fill your glass — so why are you still drawing from the same kiddie pool? Bonus: Several of the wines in this story can be found at Big Hammer Wines, which is offering PLUM readers $25 off any order over $100 (use code: PLUM25).
Just about everybody loves a good tipple or two, especially around the holidays. With that in mind, we’ve created a booze-infused gift guide to help with all your shopping challenges. All gifts are available for purchase online, so slip into that Snuggie and get clicking!
While you know the perks of meeting regularly with your tribe to talk literature — the community, the friendship, the continuing ed! — not all book clubs ultimately gel. Rosemary D’Urso, a school librarian turned stay-at-home mom who loves sharing the joy of reading via her blog librarymom.com, gave us the secrets to forming a successful club.