Keep Calm and Pin On! [PINTEREST]

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We’re on it! We’ve finally set up our Pinterest account. Slowly, we’ve been adding more and more boards that we hope are of interest for you. From the scenes from both banks, home wine accessories, and foodie dream pairings (we must say, there are a lot of caneles that inspire us), to gift ideas, summer sipping, and weddings at Bordeaux chateaux, we’ve been enjoying seeing what the Pinterest community have been pinning and are looking forward to adding more – inspired by you!

So feel free to follow us, and we’ll make sure to check out your pinboards as well! Click on the logo below to head over to our page:

Let us know your thoughts, would love to hear what inspires you and what we can add to our Pinterest boards! In the meantime, Keep Calm and Pin On! Cheers!

Wine Gift Guide: Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

FILED UNDER: Wine Books and Gifts

 

Missed someone on your list? Here’s our last minute picks for great stocking stuffers!

 

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Soiree is a perfect accessory for any wine bottle and the perfect gift for your favorite wine enthusiast. The Soiree is in essence mini-wine decanter that fits in the bottle. It works as you pour your wine, no waiting required. $25.00 [link]

 

 

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Saint-Emilion invites readers into the homes of the winemakers who create some of the most popular and critically acclaimed wines in the world. The book features more than 70 legendary wineries, including Cheval Blanc, Grand Corbin, Angelus, and Magdeleine. Profiles describe the history, architecture, and wine of each chateau. $34.65 [link]

 

 

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Get the most out of your favorite wines without having to wait hours for it to chill in the fridge. Great for entertaining or in a glass of your favorite wine, the skybar Wine Chill Drop cools a single glass of wine to its ideal serving temperature up to twenty times faster than your refrigerator can chill a full bottle. $42.75 [link]

 

 

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This emergency stain remover kit from Wine Away is to your rescue when you spill that red. Don’t worry about ruining your clothes, Wine Away is bleach free and all natural. Comes in a compact tin box. $8.50 [link]

 

 

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Personalize glass bottles or wine glasses. Also writes on metal, ceramic and plastic. Metallic ink dries quickly and washes off with water. Includes 2 pens: gold and silver. $11.70 [link]

 

Wine Gift Guide: For the Friends

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Part three of our gift guides, here’s our picks on what to get your friends this holiday. Your friends will be thanking you!

 

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The Note Taker: Landmade Cork Journal
We all have that friend who keeps a journal on them at all times. Encourage their writing with this Landmade Cork Journal made with all natural cork. $16.50 [link]

 

 

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Become the expert of the kitchen…and the bar! These organic cotton tea towels offer red and white wine pairing guides with 68 popular wines. Each wine is rated against 56 different food entries – that’s 3,808 possible combinations covered! $20.00 [link]

 

 

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The Bookclub Host: Stem Glass Tray
It’s a wine drinker’s palette! A clever item that makes carrying up to eight wine glasses so much easier. And keeps your other hand open to read your Kindle. More info. [link]

 

 

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The Gadget Guy/Girl: Metrokane Rabbit Wine Tool Kit
A great gift for a wine lover, this powerful, award-winning tool effortlessly extracts the cork from any wine bottle in 3 seconds with simple lever action. This 6-piece tool kit includes a foil cutter, drip-stop ring, bottle stopper, wax whacker and extra replacement worm.$54.00 [link]

 

 

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The Neat Freak: Glass Cleaning Brush
For the neat freak in all of us, this tool is perfect for all types of glassware. Plus, the cranberry color hides stains! $8.50 [link]

 

 

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Who doesn’t want to smell like black cherry, tobacco flower, and vintage leather? Your fashion buff friend will appreciate your taste! $84.00 [link]

 

Wine Gift Guide: For the Family

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If you’re like me…you’re behind on holiday shopping. This week we’ve decided to focus on the family. All of them. Even the underage kids! They deserve a little wine in their lives:

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The Hostess With The Mostess: Wine Line Reviews
Your Aunt is hosting the whole extended family at her house this year. While she set up the living room couch with blankets for you, treat her with these nifty reusable ID tags for her stemware. Color and bright, may all her Christmases be bright! $11.00 [link]

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The Grandparents: Grapevine & Oak Fragrance
Forget the gingerbread. Warm Grandma’s home with smells of crisp grapes, citrus and oak. These warm jars are also available in a sophisticated stemless wine glass. Perfect ambiance for the grandparent’s reenactment of their proposal. Awwww… $19.99 [link]

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The College Grad Cousin: Wine Books
Congrats and welcome to the real world cousin. Start off their career with dropping some wine knowledge on them. Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course is a great start. And while employment is slim, they’ll thank you…would ‘dinner party hostess’ be considered an occupation?! $17.00 [link]

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The Underage Tween: Bordeaux Makeup
Teach your teenage sis/cousin that yes, Bordeaux is always in style! From wine hued lip balm, deep red wine nail polish, and rich pigmented eyeshadow, this thoughtful gift also lets your parents know…I’m really not a bad influence! $8.00 [link]

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The Parents w/Underage Teen: Bottle Lock
For the safety conscious drinkers…secure your plonk! Also a useful gift to yourself for catching sneaky roommates while they ‘sleepwalk’ $21.00 [link]

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The Funny Folks: Winestein Beer/Wine Glass
Your beloved parents are the party. Celebrate the holidays with them and a bottle of Cab with these humorous beer stein with built-in wineglass. $19.99 [link]

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Secret Santa: Wine
You got stuck with your cousin’s husband…and unfortunately with no with list. Gift recommendation? Wine of course! Best way to display your bottles? This Santa Pants Wine Bottle Holders will do the trick! Suit up! $9.95 for Santa Pants [link]

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Office

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Holiday season is here, and we’re attempting to get through the shopping frenzy stress-free and amiable. So far we’ve seen what a chaos Black Friday can be (pepper spray?!) and how successful Cyber Monday sales are this year. The real challenge: finding splendid gifts for the people in your life.

This week’s post is geared towards the office-mates. You spend more time in the office than at home, you see them everyday, and you’re looking forward to sharing a glass of wine (or ten) with them at the holiday party. Here’s some wine-themed gift items that we like the most:

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The Analyzer: Rate That Wine Pad
Your scrutinizing friend of the group not only enjoys drinking wine, but analyzing it as well! Give them 60 sheets of fun, perfect for tasting parties. $8.00 [link]

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The Snacker: The Brix Collection
We all have that neighbor in the office that has your 3pm candy fixings. Shower them with a collection of all natural chocolate that includes tasting notes & wine pairings for each. Don’t forget to pick up a sampling for yourself! $25.99 [link]

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The Fun-Czar: Winerd
We all need a break from the daily grind, even the one who sets up your monthly office events. This board game will test your colleagues’ wine knowledge…and could be used for the next office party. Are you a winerd? $35.00 [link]

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The Boss: Menu Cool Coat
Keep your wine cool with the big boss…it’s like a suit for your chilled wine. It’s trendy, practical, and effective. Keeps your wine cool for about an hour, which is enough time to serve and slip out of the office! $29.95 [link]

Have you started holiday shopping yet? Tell us in the comments what wine gifts you’ve given in the past!