Archive for the ‘Wine Accessories’ Category

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Wine Lovers are Decanting Their Way Through Life, Via a Crystal Experience ~ Era Vino Style

I love crystal. I’m a New Englander, a Mainah Yankee, and we love our china, silvah, and crystal. Today, they’re mostly just treasures from the past, with great memories for special occasions. Our kids don’t even want our “old stuff.” But, I’ll tell you who does… Our grandchildren, for any of us lucky enough to […]

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A Holiday Gift That Easily Goes the Extra Mile ~ NewAir 24″ Built-in Dual Zone Beer and Wine Fridge

Going into this holiday season, I’m incredibly thankful for a product I was queried about trying. It turned out to be an amazing saving grace, besides providing the ability to age our wines and chill beer and other beverages in perfect settings… From the Department of you never know… In early October, I was queried […]

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Holiday Frenzy: What to get, What to get? Into Wine?

All of the following are from #samples. The holidaze are upon us: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Birthday (yes, some of us have that thrown in for good measure), Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year… They’re all relevant, as is wine, to many of December’s cultures celebrating these festive days. I’ve come to realize, December means […]

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Wine Related Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

All of the following are from Samples: The holidaze are upon us: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Birthday (yes, some of us have that thrown in for good measure), Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year… They’re all relevant, as is wine, to many of December’s cultures celebrating these festive days. I’ve come to realize, December means […]

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How do you feel about children in tasting rooms?

When I worked at Robert Mondavi Winery, I loved all aspects of being there, with one exception. I had a really hard time with the repetition of Wine 101 three to four times a day. I reached the point of feeling like I was channeling Lily Tomlin, doing her Broadway hit of “Searching for Sings […]

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Le Nez Du Vin by Jean Lenoir, a fabulous holiday gift for your favorite wine enthusiast

The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kit is the original of all wine aroma kits on the market. Nobody does it better… It’s the Bentley of wine aromas, discovered by Jean Lenoir some 30 years ago… Often imitated, it can’t possibly be duplicated. Nor can there exist anything quite like it for a luxurious […]

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Gadgets and Gifts… Who doesn’t love them, and how about that Host Deluxe Aerator?

One of the most fun parts of this blog is what it now brings to my door. I mean, really, gadgets and gifts… who doesn’t love them? This newest addition to my wine accoutrements is the Host Deluxe Aerator. I’ve got a quick one called the Vinturi Travel, and I love it. It’s got one […]

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UC Davis: Taste will tell the tale on wine bottle closures, or will it?

I got this Email press release, and I’m not going to try to reinvent the wheel here. It’s going to be below my own personal intro… I’m always fascinated by the subjects of universities’ studies, regarding what’s happening in the world (in this case, the world of wine) worth fully investigating. Can we tell the […]

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Air Cork, a fun and practical gadget

Air cork is a fun wine preserver. I’m more of a “stick the wine in the refrigerator” kinda gal, not opting for using nitrogen gas to displace the air, when I put my wine away. This also included red wine. Putting left-over wine into a cool situation is going to extend the drinkability of any […]