Biody… what? An introduction to biodynamic wine

If you had never heard of biodynamic farming before opening this blog post, then pull up a chair and come sit by me. We can share a bottle of delectable biodynamic wine, courtesy of Sip Wines, while I explain what it is we’re actually drinking and what makes it

All you need is love, and wine

Ah, l’amour. In the darkest days of winter, is there nothing more welcome than the warmth of love that Valentine’s Day brings? That, plus those ah-mazing chocolate-dipped strawberries that Godiva employees used to hold outside the store back when we could safely go to malls, paired with a

The powerful play goes on, and these first-generation winemakers are contributing their verses

"The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." I’ve loved this quote from Walt Whitman since I first encountered it in the movie Dead Poets Society. If you haven’t seen it, please go watch it. Be prepared: it’s poignant, at times very painful, but

This week we’re giving love in a family dose!

(or should I say a family TOAST, because wine.)It’s the holiday season in 2020, and family is on my mind in a different way than in years past. For many of us, the holidays are a time to come together with family and celebrate, whether with the family

So long, and thanks for all the fish! Or, how renewable energy can save wine, and the world, if we’re willing to use it.

[Spoiler alert: Sip Wines and our winery partners are totally into renewable energy, and some of them are incorporating renewable sources in ways that put entire countries to shame. Just another amazing thing that you can support while also enjoying a bottle of fine wine. In fact, if you’re

The Beginner's Guide to B Corps

B Corporations (B Corps) are defined as businesses that are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. We showcase wineries that have committed to balance purpose with profit.

The ABC’s of Sustainability… easy as 1, 2, 3

Sustainability represents the voices of those who can’t actually speak now, but who will live the consequences of our choices now. And Sip Wines wants to represent those voices, which is why we’re so proud to highlight our sustainable winery partners.

Ladies: Raise a glass, and then SMASH IT

So, last week felt like it had about 57 days in it, am I right? Regardless of your affiliation, you’re probably glad the election is behind us. If you were unfazed by it, well, then I would ask for a referral to your doctor so I can get my

2020 does not appreciate good wine, apparently

Honestly, is there anything redeeming about 2020? Yes, obviously there are one-off instances of positivity: babies, engagements, promotions, etc. But I think most people would agree that this year has been a doozy, THANKS COVID, and no one would be shocked if swarms of locusts were next on the list

Topel and Orsa Wines

A Sip Wines "Winelight"Martin Bernal-Hafner, Winemaker Roger Peng, Business savvy “Once you pop, the fun don’t stop!” I have to give the Pringles folks some credit: in a sea of advertising slogans with varying degrees of accuracy, theirs is dead-on. I don’t say that lightly; with respect

Anaba Wines: Where the answer was blowing in the wind all along

A Sip Wines "Winelight" John Sweazey & John Michael Sweazey, founders and proprietors The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind… I’ll be honest, I’ve never quite understood the appeal of Bob Dylan as a singer. And it’s not because I don’t appreciate music from

Land, vine, wine, and intention: Keeler Estate Vineyard

A Sip Wines "Winelight"Craig and Gabrielle Keeler, Founders & OwnersMeet Craig and Gabrielle Keeler, founders and owners of Keeler Estate Vineyard (along with their daughter Beatrice, pictured in the photo above). The Keelers are one of our biodynamic winery partners at Sip Wines, and because biodynamic farming is still

Biody… what? An introduction to biodynamic wine

If you had never heard of biodynamic farming before opening this blog post, then pull up a chair and come sit by me. We can share a bottle of delectable biodynamic wine, courtesy of Sip Wines, while I explain what it is we’re actually drinking and what makes it

Sip Wines is a proud member of 1% for the Planet--will you consider joining us?

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match! Find me a find, catch me a catch!   Surely you’ve all seen Fiddler on the Roof? If not, I strongly recommend that you remedy that situation. For our purposes, the only really relevant part is the song referenced above, aptly called “Matchmaker.” Given

Billsboro Winery

A Sip Wines “Winelight” Vinny and Kim Aliperti Surely at some point in adulthood, we’ve all enjoyed a version of the classic game: “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”  Right? Please tell me y’all know what I’m talking about. It’s a fun version of the “six degrees

The Definitive (and Personal) Sip Wines Guide to Valentine's Day Wines

Welcome to The Definitive (and Personal) Sip Wines Guide to Valentine's Day. In the spirit of finding your perfect match, we turned to tried and true methods from some of the most popular dating sites out there. Hey, if it works for dating, why not for wine? The team at

All you need is love, and wine

Ah, l’amour. In the darkest days of winter, is there nothing more welcome than the warmth of love that Valentine’s Day brings? That, plus those ah-mazing chocolate-dipped strawberries that Godiva employees used to hold outside the store back when we could safely go to malls, paired with a

The peanut butter to her jelly, the Vaughn to his Duffy

A Sip Wines "Winelight" Matt Duffy and Sara Vaughn Valentine’s Day is still a month away, but if you’re brave enough to set foot in a store right now (or if you just need a quick fix from your happy place, which for me is Target), you’d
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