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An Opportunity to Work with Wine

Not just any wine, Clean-Crafted Wine with Sarah Shadonicks - attorney-turned-sommelier, Mom of two, and Founder of Scout & Cellar….that funky little winery that sold $20 million their first full year in business and had already surpassed that by July 2019 with $30 million sold…by Independent Wine Consultants like me.

Now, if you’re one of those haters on network marketing then let me stop you here. It’s not my job to convince you a business model is legit, nor do I care to. For those who want to work with others passionate about wine, our planet, their own health, and have fun doing so - I invite you to read on and see if this appeals to you.

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Why is Rosé so Popular? And Why Pale?

Did you know that rosé outsells white wines in France? Apparently it's a dominant staple in the country’s culture and cuisine, and has been the top seller since 2008. They produce 34% of all rosé made in the world.

While you might associate rosé as something sweet, consumers preferences have shifted over the last 10 years to a paler, drier rosé. Now deciding on which to drink is more about the color than the grapes for most. And the most popular are the pale, perfumed ones of Southern France, most notably Côtes de Provence.

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Irish Food & Wine Pairings for St. Patrick's Day

As an Irish-born woman, foodie, wine consultant, and Sommelier-in-training, I feel it’s my JOB to blog about this particular topic for my favorite holiday! Let me preface it with this. These are NOT all foods I grew up eating. In fact, I ate more of these ‘traditional’ Irish foods as an immigrant in America. That’s not to say they’re not Irish, but it’s like assuming French people live on baguettes and cheese and stay fabulously thin. Doesn’t happen 🙄Okay, let’s get to the meat of it.

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Game Day Food and Organic Wine Pairings

What Pairs Well with Football? WINE. Lots of Wine.

So the ‘Big Game’ is coming up next weekend. Whether you like football or either team involved (or not) you’ll have a hard time ignoring it, especially here in Georgia as Atlanta plays host this year… Hubs is taking the weekend off and we’re going to partake in the madness somehow! The foodie in me immediately sourced recipes for some “healthier” versions of game day food, but the wino in me insisted there must be a pairing for that too 🍷

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What Makes a Wine Vegan and Why It's Important

When I heard someone say “and our wines are vegan” I immediately asked, “well what could possibly be in a bottle of wine that makes it NOT vegan-friendly?” Whoa. I was sorry I asked. And then truly glad I knew. Apparently animal-based fining agents can be used in the clarification process of winemaking. What does all this mean? So glad you asked…I did too, not long ago.

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What's in a Rosé?

It looks like a blend of red and white, can be sweet or dry  but it’s served in a white wine glass and always chilled. What’s up, Rosé?

This often confused–yet wildly popular–wine is growing rapidly with sales for Rosé doubling in the U.S. in 2017, and continues as a ‘trend’ in the wine industry with rapid growth dispelling that seasonal myth of ‘summer water’. Here's a wrap up of the most frequently asked questions about this delicious and eye-catching wine 🍇

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Differences Between Organic Grapes, Organic Wines and Biodynamic Wines

When I started to look into Scout & Cellar from a buyer's perspective I was intrigued with the term “clean-crafted” wine, and the list of things it DIDN’T contain. I immediately freaked out. Really. Let’s be honest (and if you’ve met me you already know), I like my wine. I really like my wine. Specifically, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. And you know what? I haven’t touched a drop of that since learning what I now know.

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I've Joined the Clean-Crafted Wine Movement! 🥂

I did a thing. I've joined the 'clean-crafted' wine movement. Cos I love this thing called wine, but it was wrecking havoc on my skin. And sharing is caring. So, here's the skinny...

Scout & Cellar is a wine company started by Sarah Shadonix, an attorney-turned-sommelier committed to sourcing additive-free, chemical-free, totally delicious wine from around the world.

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