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Looking for Your Next Vintage? How to Buy Great Wine in the U.S.

Are you the type of person who enjoys a relaxing glass of wine after a long evening? Here are just a few tips for buying your next bottle.

Pick Your Poison

First things first: What kind of wine do you like? Where is it produced? How can it be delivered to you? These are all important questions to ask before you start researching potential sellers. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you might wind up with something that you don’t like or something that can only be shipped to you at great cost or risk.

Consider Your Values

Many modern wine companies are trying to deliver more than just reds and whites. They might be working sustainably, for example, to bring ethical practices to local vineyards and wineries. They might be owned by members of an underrepresented community, so buying a bottle of their wine will also support BIPOC wine brands. You can contribute to their efforts with smart, self-aware purchasing habits.

Do Your Research

Last but not least, always do your research on potential wine brands. Look at their reviews. Click through their image galleries. If they have any social media accounts, see what kind of brand personality that they’ve cultivated. You can learn a lot about a business just by doing a little detective work online.

These are just a few tips for finding great wines near you. If you’d like to support BIPOC wine brands while also enjoying detectable tastes and vintages, check out Uncorked & Cultured at

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