About Nikki Habif

I'm a certified wine-o, and proudly hold the Level 3 Advanced certification from the WSET (with my Diploma in progress!). I love all things wine, and am particularly passionate about the wines of Spain – especially Rioja. I love to cook, read, hike, and also kick it with a tasty groove, a là Tenacious D.

Open That Bottle Night 2019

Open That Bottle Night is like a “treat yo’self” holiday for wine lovers. It’s a day to give yourself permission to open that special bottle you’ve been saving. So in honor of #OTBN2019 (today, February 23), we asked three of our experts what THEY like to crack open on special occasions …

2019-02-22T10:34:22+00:00Wine|

Champagne = World’s Sexiest Wine!

If you're celebrating Valentine's Day tonight or over the weekend – and you're planning on popping the top on a 🍾 of the Cadillac of bubblies, Champagne, read on. We've got some cool facts that'll impress your loved one. 🥂

2019-02-14T17:18:12+00:00Wine|

The Perfect Mulled Wine

This may be the merriest mulled wine ever. I'll let you be the judge. It's based on a few recipes I've gathered from the Interwebs over the years ... a mashup of sweetness and spice that, as soon as you taste it, will become your go-to Yuletide sipper. Here's what you'll need: • 1 750 [...]

2018-12-26T08:36:05+00:00Wine|

What to Drink this Christmas

You can really work up a thirst Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. No worries – we made a list (and checked it twice) of the three best kinds of wines to tip back this season, along with some solid serving advice.

2018-12-18T09:59:44+00:00Wine|

Happy International Merlot Day!

How Miles Raymond from the movie Sideways feels about Merlot: “No. If anybody orders Merlot, I’m leaving. I am NOT drinking any f*ckin’ Merlot!” How WE feel about Merlot: It’s pretty much the best grape ever. (Suck it, Miles.)

2018-11-07T19:12:05+00:00Wine|