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- Trader Joe's Wine Guide #3
Third times a charm? Maybe so! Trader Joe's never ceases to amaze me with their amazing wine selection, and prices! Honestly, if your state doesn't sell wine at your local Traders, it may be time to consider relocating (; Enjoy this guide & as always let me know if you try any & what you think about them! Please keep in mind every Trader Joes Location is different so availability & prices may vary! Happy drinking! <3 La Granja Cava Brut $6.99 Don't let the price fool you, this ruffled feathered bird does not disappoint. If you are on a budget, or honestly just want massive value for your money this Cava is a great option. The La Granja Brut is flavorful and refreshing and has a slight punch of ginger. This one is super fun with anything fried or spicy! Their Butter Chicken with Basmati rice is splendid with this one! Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Rosé $9.99 A Trader Joes Classic! Cecilia Beretta Prosecco is already so delicious, but when they chose to add in pinot noir grapes, violá a star was born! This bubbly is light and refreshing with fruity undertones! It's a must for any bridal shower, baby shower, or girls weekend! Pair this one with brie and a french baguette, *finger kisses* Piper Sonoma Brut Chardonnay Blend $13.99 Okay, now this wine is an epic deal at Trader Joe's! $14 is unbeatable, you would probably spend $20ish dollars to find it elsewhere. Being composed of mostly Chardonnay grapes and a dash of Pinot Noir grapes this brut is so light, crisp, and refreshing. It has some citrus undertones making it a great base for a little mimosa Sunday-- but honestly, this wine can hold its own on its own! If your Trader Joe's has this Brut, grab as many as you can!! Almond Creek Almond sparkling wine $6.49 Okay, what a funky mix-up to the normal flavors of sparkling wine-- and you know what, I don't hate it! If you are a big fan of almond flavoring, a baker, or just someone with a desire to try something different this sparkling wine is a great go-to! You can absolutely taste the almond, but it is not overbearing like other wines I have tried before. Pair this one with a cheese and nut board for sure-- or even a bowl of ice cream... what?! Yum! Black Girl Magic Rose $17.99 Okay now you know I am a big fan of the McBride Sisters, I think that all of their wines are delicious but this Rosé is seriously so delicious! It is light and does not give you an overly sweet taste at all. This is a great Porch Pounder option or pairs well with all types of light summer meals-- try a lemon chicken recipe of your choice! Summer Water Rosé $13.99 Okay talk about a label that could not be more accurate! This Rosé is truly so yummy! It is dry & refreshing & served best super super cold! Especially on those hot Arizona days! This one would be super yummy with those frozen watermelon ice balls in it! -- check out a Pinterest recipe for those! Trader Joes Petit Reserve Rosé $6.99 Okay now I know you may be turned off by Trader Joe's incredibly simple and straightforward labeling on their wines, but I promise they truly don't disappoint, especially this Rosé. t has all the characteristics of a $15 bottle & is half the price-- if you don't want your party guests to know you paid $6.00 (which is nothing to be ashamed of) pour it into a pretty summer decanter and keep it in the fridge until its time to DRINK (; Tuatea Sauvignon Blanc $5.99 Oh me oh my! Okay so this Sauvignon Blanc seems to come and go seasonally at trader joes, so if you see it you should probably grab a bottle! Not to be confused with the Matua SB, though they are very similar. This is a total PORCH POUNDER! Easy to drink, refreshing, not super high in ABV-- but if you want to eat with it, a penne & vodka sauce pasta is 10/10! Lovely You Vegan Chardonnay 6.99 Okay, I almost passed this one up, & I am honestly glad I tried it and that it made the list. It is light and buttery and lovely indeed... lol. If you are curious about the whole Vegan wine thing, basically when you see a vegan label on the wine it is just confirming that they aren't using anything extra in their fermentation process-- yes some wineries use egg whites sometimes... you can usually find out on the wineries website or contact them directly if you aren't sure. Stag's Leap Chardonnay $24.99 Okay, now if you want to take a big step and get something a little nicer-- This chardonnay is delightful! This Chardonnay has Oak, Vanilla, and Apple undertones and though it is a very bold wine it is also incredibly easy to drink. It is worth the little splurge in my opinion! Plus at Trader's you know you're getting a really good deal for this one! Drink it with a toasted ham & cheese sandwich and a pickle... YUM. Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc & Viognier This medium body white wine is such a huge win when I'm able to buy it from Trader Joe's! It has flavors of pear, apple & honey and is so smooth & easy to drink. Definitely recommend pairing this wine with pork chops & a hearty salad! Espiral Vinho Verde $4.49 If you were in my first big group tasting in July then you know how good this wine is. It has a light carbonation a little bit of a kick & is freaking amazing! it's 9% ABV so don't worry about just sitting by the pool, on the beach, or on the porch and drinking your heart out. I love drinking this wine with spicy foods, salads, and brunch?! Yes, I did just say brunch-- it's a great day drinking wine!! Porta 6 Red Wine $4.99 I have to say, open this one up, let it breath for about 30 minutes and it's really good for a $5 bottle of wine. It's fun and spunky and really quite refreshing. so it's easy to drink A LOT of and not feel too guilty lol pairs great wth a hearty pasta! CocoBon Red Blend/Roast Oak Red Blend (YUM) $6.99 One of my FAVORITES! Honestly, either the Roasted Oak or the Red Blend.. or anything by CocoBon are major go-to's! Both have very interesting similarities & differences with flavors of Oak and Coffee to dark berries & cinnamon. The Roasted Oak is made up of petite Sirah, Shiraz/Syrah, and Merlot grapes whereas the Red blend is composed of mainly Merlot grapes-- so I suggest you buy both & then decide which one you like more! Pure Bred old vine zinfandel $6.99 Okay, a GREAT value for a California zin! From Lodi California, this wine is bold & full-bodied but is still so easy to drink. Along with flavors of boysenberry, plum, and chocolate, it has so many of the qualities a more expensive zinfandel has-- without the extra dollar! Open this guy up, throw it in your chiller (call me crazy but if it's 100 degrees outside you can't blame me!) for about 30 minutes & it will absolutely surprise you! Saldo 2016 Zinfandel $25.99 From the Prisoner Co. Wine company this Zinfandel is truly a treat. Priced about 5 dollars under market value this is a great opportunity to try this beautiful wine! This wine is bold & full-bodied with acidity. It is on the higher end of ABV at 15.9% so make sure you are drinking this wine with something hearty in your stomach... unless you are looking to get drunk LOL (; Trader Joes Anderson Valley Reserve Pinot Noir $9.99 Okay, now this Pinot Noir is so good! It has aromas of cherry, licorice, mint, earth & cola, an interesting combination but the taste does not disappoint-- with a long dry finish this wine is a win! Do a blind taste test with this and a $30 pinot noir-- I dare you! Truly I think it would hold its own & may trick you! Pairs well are snacks for sure cause this Pinot is 14.5% making it a tad heavy for a California Pinot Noir! Liberté Pinot Noir $9.99 Hailing from one of the coolest places in California, San Luis Obispo-- this California Pinot Noir is always a fun party wine or house warming gift! Not only is the bottle funky and beautiful but the taste is the same! It's light & acidic and would go great with a charcuterie board, salty chips with a sour cream & onion dip! Party Wine for sure!! Aiolas Red Blend $4.99 This red blend is from Portugal & compared to other northern Portuguese reds this was a steal! Personally, I went for this wine because of the price & the bottle & it truly surprise me. It is light, smooth, and super easy to drink! The dark berry flavors make this wine especially great when making a red wine sangria-- go easy on the other ingredients & let this wine shine!! Yum! Puerta Plata Reserva $7.99 What a delicious Spanish red! You definitely want to do two things with this wine 1. open it about 30 or so minutes prior to drinking & 2. eat something! A great meal with this one is Filet Mignon roasted potatoes & asparagus. Also amazing with anything PASTA! Satis Dei vino de la tierra del Castilla $8.99 Another yummy Spanish red wine! Again, make sure to let this one breathe a little bit in order to experience all the flavors this wine has to offer. Found exclusively at Trader Joe's in the United States this Syrah-Garnacha has flavors of blackberry, plum & lavender. Honestly, it has a little bit of sweetness to it as well, but it's not overpowering & is still very smooth and easy to drink. Pairs well with a Chicago-style deep dish pizza! Love this wine guide?! Good news, I have two more dedicated to Trader Joe's, Costco, Total Wine, and more on the way! Don't miss out and be sure you're subscribed to my mailing list!
- Costco Wine Guide
Because the Sam Somm Fam is from all over the place, I decided to try and stick to mostly my favorite Kirkland Signature Wines as those are more likely to be the same or similar in most locations, but some other winners just may sneak their way in! Wine prices may vary slightly from this blog post, as it's based on my personal experiences & some online hunting-- but should be pretty damn close to accurate. Grab yourself a Costco Churro & have a blast Costco Wine Hunting! Sparkling Kirkland Champagne Brut Okay Yum!! Sitting around $20 a bottle, you cannot beat this price for Champagne! The winemaker, Manuel Janisson's own Janisson Champagne retails for $40-$50 per bottle--so a total steal! This Champagne comes for the vineyards of Verzenay & has notes of crispt lime, apple orange & gingerbread, pairs amazing with anything salty & fatty, making it perfect for a Sunday brunch! Il Fiore Prosecco DOC BULK BUY From Veneto Italy, this Italian Prosecco, tends to make occasional appearances at Costco & when it does, it's a must grab, maybe even a bulk buy!! If you love Prosecco then you will seriously enjoy this one, with its crisp sweetness & hints of tropical flavors it pairs well with shellfish, vegetarian dishes & appetizers! The Il Fiore Prosecco can be found for around $8 a bottle at Costco! Kirkland Signature Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG BULK BUY Okay, talk about an affordable yummy wine!! Sitting around $7 a bottle, this Kirkland Signature has a seat at the table whenever it's time to celebrate! & Don't be fooled by this price, this is a DOCG level wine, which is the highest classification of Italian wines there is. This prosecco hails from the Asolo Prosecco region near Treviso which is at the base of the Alps (umm okay--beautiful) making the climate perfect for these sweet bubbly wines! I may even call this one a porch pounder... White Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Chardonnay Okay, since we have had a lovely time abroad with our bubbly wines, it's time to come all the way back to Sonoma County California! This Kirkland Signature Chardonnay is priced at $13 a bottle & is aged in French Oak, which gives it a delicious and lingering exotic taste. With its hints of pear & fig, pair this wine with a cheese board & don't forget the bread & butter as this wine has an ABV of 14% so you may want the snacks (; Kirkland Signature Sancerre This Sancerre is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc Grapes from Sancerre, Loire Valley, France. Joining in 2019 this Sancerre is one of the newer members of the Kirkland Signature family & is priced around $16 a bottle, but don't forget the discount when you bulk buy because this one is worth it! A great warm-weather wine for all of you in the Arizona area. Pairs well with seafood & goat cheese & to be honest; sour cream & onion chips! 2017 Laguna Chardonnay, Russian River Valley Sonoma County Okay, now there is something spectacular about this wine! Also hailing from the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County this wine is rarely found for the price you can find at Costco, sometimes they even have crazy discounts bringing it down to the $10 range! If you're into a more modern Chardonnay then this wine is for YOU! For a Chard-- it's light and so refreshing but still so flavorful and intense! Kirkland Signature Pinot Grigio-- Friuli Grave-- Italy BULK BUY!! Coming in around $6 a bottle, this Kirkland Signature is described as "Cheap & Good!" What more could you ask for in a Pinot Grigio? This wine is perfect for a wine Cocktail, a girl's night in with ALL the pizza & snacks! Rosé Whispering Angel Cotes de Provence Rosé From Esclans Valley in the South of France, this wine is AMAZE! If you have been following me for a while, you know I have tasted with this wine before! They also make the Whispering Angel Palm Rosé which is equally delicious and if found at Costco you can be sure you are getting a deal. Coming in around $18 a bottle you usually can't find this for less than $20 elsewhere! This wine pairs really well with a charcuterie board full of cured meats, cheeses & fresh fruits! Kirkland Signature 2020 Cotes de Provence Rosé BULK BUY! Just priced around $9 a bottle you may be curious to buy & compare to the Whispering Angel. This wine sells FAST, so if you see it, BUY IT! Like most Rosés this is a great summer, to be enjoyed outdoors even if that just means your porch! Pair it with Veggies, watermelon, Fresh Strawberries & light meats! Kirkland Signature K Vine Rosé If you wanted a West Coast Rosé then here you are! Found for $10 this Kirkland K Vine is from Buckshot Winery in the Columbia Valley, Washington State! Shout out to the PNW with this delicious Rosé! This Wine has a lot of fruity flavors including watermelon, strawberry, and CHERRY! Yes, please!! I love to balance out fruity wines with salty foods, can you say Truffle Fries & Rosé?! Red Hook or Crook Cellars Field Blend Reserve Red This is a red wine made up of undisclosed varieties from Lodi California. Usually, you can find this wine for $15-$25 but can be found at Costco for $7!! Truly a steal!! This wine is PACKED with flavor so I recommend opening it and definitely giving it some time to breathe! Very easy to drink and not too sweet! I say "Burgers & Fries" for this beauty!! Luke Cabernet Sauvignon This is a relatively exclusive wine as a limited number of cases were produced, so if you see it at your Costco or literally anywhere you should try it!! Comprised of grapes from a variety of vineyards in the Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley, Washington you can find this wine at Costco for $18, & the average price elsewhere is $25! This wine has aromas of black cherry, spices & vanilla and its taste has similar flavors of deep berries, spice, and vanilla. You definitely get a little taste of tannins with this one! I say a nice well-cooked steak & grilled veggies would be F*cking great here!! Kirkland Signature Rioja Reserva BULK BUY!! Have you ever had a true Rioja Reserva? No? Okay, then you have got to get your hands on this one!! Aged for 30 months in Oak Barrels & an additional 6 months once in the bottle-- This wine is seriously good. 100% Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain, The producer of this wine varies from year to year, but they are all consistently good and for the price, you just can't beat it. I mean guys, it's $8!! Are you for reals?! Have you ever had a steak & goat cheese salad? No? Well, maybe it's time to grab a bottle of this Reserva & find a recipe hehe (; Kirkland Signature Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel For just under $12 this Sonoma County wine is one of my favorite Zinfandels! This is a great wine for when you are hanging out at home & are in the mood for BBQ! Kirkland Signature Malbec Argentina BULK BUY! Wahoo an Argentinian wine! Typically around $9 a bottle, making it a great bulk buy. This is a great everyday sipping wine and would pair really nicely with poultry & roasted potatoes! Yum!! Kirkland Signature Carneros Pinot Noir! Hailing from the beautiful Napa Valley, this Pinot Noir is something special & can be found at Costco for $10! This is a stellar Pinot Noir option and is super consistent! It is usually seasonal though so if you try it & love it I'd definitely go back and grab more!! Personally, I find this one to be better than the Kirkland Signature Russian River Valley Pinot but to each their own ;) This wine is super smooth and has a medium body making it easy to drink a lot of so be careful. Enjoy with a rich pasta dish and follow it up with popcorn & a movie! BOXED DEAL I LOVEEEE My fave cheap rose come in a box and my life is made IYKYK Sam Somm fam, this one is your go-to porch pounder rose all year round. Some Costco Wine Hunting Advice Guys, seriously don't be afraid to dig through the boxes & crates at Costco, if you are really into finding different vintages of wines, you may find them in the very same boxes as the newer wines! I don't know why Costco does this, but take advantage of it! They also pack wines into their displays, so if you don't see what you are looking for on top, and you DGAF what people think, drop down and dig underneath the displays. You may find something special & if you do, I'd love to hear about it! Thank you all so much for your contact support! Hope you enjoyed my suggestions!!
- Total Wine & More Wine Rec's (All under $20)
Alright friends, it's finally here! A breakdown of some of my favorite wines at Total Wine & More under$20!!! Let me know which ones you end up trying! Fave Wines $10-20 Borrasca Prosecco Docg ~ Can't go wrong with this cheap and crisp prosecco, perfect on its own but I personally love it mixed with Aperol! Bodegas Pinord Dibon Brute Reserve Cava ~ from Spain this one has apple and pear aromas and is crisp! If you know me, then you know I love Cava & this one is great on its own or as a mimosa! Whitehaven NZ Sauvignon Blanc ~ We all need a Sauvy B at home, this one will not disappoint! Perfect porch pounder, couch wine, and versatile with cheese, veggies, and seafood! SUN GODDESS SAUVIGNON BLANC - MARY J BLIGE,2019 ~ Italian Sauvy filled with tart granny smith apples and a touch of citrus. Pair with salty cheeses, chips, or seafood! 2018 St. Supery Sauvignon Blanc ~ I love this one because it is so well-balanced and refreshing! Pair this one like other SB's and go with some fish, poultry & cheese! Broadbent Vinho Verde ~ one of my absolute favorite Vinho Verdes & for the price you truly cannot beat this one!! Jadot Bourgogne Chardonnay ~ an absolutely delicious option for a chardonnay, this one is medium bodied with the complex aromas of vanilla, honey & citrus with a nice buttery and nutty finish! Yum!! Cheese and cured meats all the way on this one! Dr Heidemanns Riesling QbA ~ okay this riesling is legit! It's so light and its fruitiness fits wonderfully with spicy food, whether thats hot cheetos or blackened mahi mahi tacos! Bourgrier Rose D'Anjou ~ French style rose is always a must! I like this one because it's more fruit-driven than most and pairs really nicely with spicy dishes. La Vieille Ferme Rose ~ If you've seen my TJ's wine guides you know that this is a staple general grocery store find. Summer water at its finest! MCBRIDE SISTERS BLACK GIRL MAGIC ROSE This Pinot Noir-based blush pink wine is filled with crisp fruit and acidity! Perfect with your chips and cheese out on the patio! CHATEAU D'ESCLANS THE PALM WHISPERING ANGELI gave this porch pounder a gold medal in a blind tasting, Nuff said. Diving Into Hampton Water Rose ~ Or another great name would be; Diving Into an AZ Summer?! This Rose is amazing! Drink it chilled, and straight out of an insulated Yeti Poolside! Strawberries & Cheez-Itz with this one! Yum! Susana Balbo Malbec, 2017 ~ This is an Argentinian wine that will not disappoint! It's intense yet clean, flavor would pair nicely with something fresh off the barbecue like steak or burgers! Chateau Musar Cuvee Jeune Red ~ you guys!! This wine comes from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon! It's fruity and refreshing & would go great with a cheese board, but I have to say its amazing paired with authentic Lebanese dishes like Hummus, Manakish and Rice Pilaf! Josh Cellars Bourbon Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon Family Reserve ~ you guys!! This wine gives you the best of both worlds!! It's incredibly bold and packed with a blend of berries and spices! If you enjoy bourbon you are going to love the way this wine tastes & finishes! Try pairing it with rich cheeses and olives! Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo ~ Coming from the Rioja region of Spain this Tempranillo is a game changer, try it with a spicy taco dish or while curled up on the couch eating popcorn! Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Alright, I have to say the bottle is eye catching & the taste does not disappoint, honestly this one is super yummy and the fruit forwardness is nicely balanced, I'd suggest drinking this one with a steak, maybe even a perfectly cooked Filet Mignon?! Yes Please! Terrazas Los Andes Malbec Reserva ~ Another delicious wine from Argentina! Did you know that even though Argentinian Wines are considered New World, the country actually has 400 years of history in making wine? Anyway- this Malbec does not disappoint, especially after a long workday. Tenuta Di Renieri Chianti Classico, 2018 ~ Last but certainly not least, this Chianti hails from the famous Tuscany region of Italy! It's so smooth and easy to drink, refreshing but also bold, honestly, I say have one of these in your wine fridge regularly! Because it's sweet & bitter-- I'd suggest pairing it with your favorite pasta dish! Stay tuned for more wine recs, I will keep this guide as an ongoing list for you! 😉
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LeT'S TALK BRANDING I AM EXCITED TO HELP GUIDE YOU TO FIND A CLEAR PATH ON YOUR BRAND IDENTITY, AND ULTIMATELY FIND FULFILLMENT IN TALKING ABOUT THE THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHILE BUILDING AN ENGAGED AUDIENCE. THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME TO HELP YOU ALONG SUCH A PERSONAL PROCESS! Let's Do It HOME ABOUT WINE CONSULTING BLOG SHOP PRESS Wine Club More I AM A PHOENIX-BASED SOMMELIER, INFLUENCER, TV PERSONALITY AND ONLINE WINE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTANT. I FOUND MY WINE PASSION EARLY, LAUNCHING MY IN-HOME WINE TASTING BUSINESS, "SAMANTHA SOMMELIER" AT THE AGE OF 23. A CALIFORNIA NATIVE, I FOUND MY WAY TO WINE WHILE STUDYING AT U OF A WHEN PARTICIPATING IN A SOCIAL MEDIA AND MARKETING INTERNSHIP IN LONDON. AFTER GRADUATION, I MOVED TO PHOENIX, WHERE I WORKED SEVERAL JOBS. A BLOG I DID ON FOOD AND WINE FOR FUN MORPHED INTO ORGANIZING WINE TASTINGS FOR FRIENDS, THEN A REALIZATION THAT I WANTED TO STEER MY CAREER IN THAT DIRECTION. I DECIDED TO ATTEND A “WINE BOOT CAMP,” TAKING MY INTENSIFIED SOMMELIER TRAINING PROGRAM AT THE INTERNATIONAL CULINARY CENTER OF CALIFORNIA, WHERE I RECEIVED MY LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATION THROUGH THE COURT OF MASTER SOMMELIERS. BACK IN PHOENIX, I OPTED TO WORK WITH PRIVATE CLIENTS IN THEIR HOMES, ZEROING IN ON MILLENNIALS WITH AN EASYGOING BFF APPROACH TO GUIDING GUESTS THROUGH WINE TASTINGS. MY MISSION IS TO MAKE WINE FUN AND APPROACHABLE FOR ANY LEVEL OF WINE ENTHUSIAST! ABOUT LeARN MORe AS SEEN ON FREE DOWNLOAD FrEe WINE 101 Guide Join my mailing list and instantly receive my Wine 101 Guide. This guide is perfect for figuring out the basics of wine pairings and at home tastings - so grab a bottle and read up! > I ACCEPT TERMS & CONDITIONS CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VIRTUAL TASTING WINE WINE WINE IN-PeRSON TASTING SAM'S WINE CLUB TAKE THE LEAP OF FAITH AND INVEST IN YOURSELF. IT"S ABOUT DAMN TIME! I AM EXCITED TO HELP GUIDE YOU TO FIND A CLEAR PATH ON YOUR BRAND IDENTITY, AND ULTIMATELY FIND FULFILLMENT IN TALKING ABOUT THE THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHILE BUILDING AN ENGAGED AUDIENCE. THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME TO HELP YOU ALONG SUCH A PERSONAL PROCESS! SOCIAL CHANNEL TRAINING BRAND CONSULTS ON-CAMERA TRAINING CREATING PROFITABLE PARTNERSHIPS BRANDING EXPERTS LeARN MORe MY CURReNT FAVS Trader Joe's Wine Guide #3 WIN E VDAY BITES AND BOOZE FOOD & RECIPES Serious About Wine? Here’s What to Consider When Starting Your Own Label BUSINES S FROM MY EXPERIENCE WITH SAMANTHA, I'VE FOUND TO BE ONE OF THE NEW BREEDS OF SOMMELIERS. SHE BRINGS A FRESH EXCITING VIEW ABOUT WINE AND EVERYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH WINE. SHE MAKES LEARNING ABOUT WINE FUN. PLUS SHE HAS AN UNCANNY KNACK OF BEING ABLE TO APPROACH ALL FOLKS WITH VARIOUS EXPERIENCES WITH WINES. SHE CAN COMMUNICATE AND HELP THE NOVICE DRINKER AS WELL AS EDUCATE THE MORE EXPERIENCED WINE LOVER. PEOPLE LIKE SAMANTHA AND HER STYLE IS A BIG BOOST FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY. - Ron DiLauro ELeVATE YOUR BRAND I’VE HAD QUITE A FEW YEARS OF EXPERIENCE MYSELF WHEN IT COMES TO BUILDING A BRAND FROM THE GROUND UP. EVERYTHING I PREACH HAS BEEN PRACTICED, I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT! NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE ON YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY, I’M READY AND WILLING TO HELP YOU ELEVATE YOUR BRAND AND YOUR BUSINESS. LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER! I'M ReADy THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORiTE THINGS ONE THING I LOVE MORE THAN WINE, IS SHOPPING. MY FAVORITE THINGS LIST IS SAM-APPROVED AND TESTED. FROM PARTNERSHIPS TO AMAZON GADGETS, THESE ARE ITEMS AND BRANDS THAT I LOVE AND BELIEVE IN. TAKe ME TO THE GOoDS 1/3
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