Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers 2018

Hi wine friends, and Happy #WineWednesday. Today, I’m sharing some of my gift ideas for wine lovers. Merry Christmas!

Other videos mentioned:
Looking For A Storybook Wine? I Found One For You! 
Storybook Mountain Vineyards Wine Club Unboxing & Tasting
Soiree-ing Shiraz 
Is The Perfect Wine Opener Perfect? 

Wine mentioned in the video:
? 2015 Storybook Mountain Vineyards Estate Reserve Zinfandel — $70

Products mentioned in the video:
? CapaBunga Wine Tops — Set of 2 = $8
? CapaBubbles Sparkling Wine Tops — $10
? Simply Charmed Magnetic Wine Charms — Set of 6 = $16/Set of 12 = $28
? Soiree Aerator — $20  (affiliate link)
? Corksickle Chill and Pour — $13  (affiliate link)
? The Perfect Wine Opener Gift Set — $70
? Chateau Laguiole Waiter Style Corkscrew — $189
? Big Mouth “How Was Your Day” Wine Glass — $10 (affiliate link)
? GoVino Shatterproof, Dishwasher-Safe, Recyclable Stemless Wine Glass — Set of 4 = $14.36  (affiliate link)
? AdirondackEtching I Drink and I Know Things 15 oz Stemless Wine Glass — $12
? Moleskin Wine Journal — $17.50  (affiliate link)
? Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste  by Bianca Bosker — $13
? Rosé Wine: The Guide to Drinking Pink  by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan — $10
? The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country  by Lisa M. Mattson — $5
? Santa Wine Bottle Outfit — $5.50
? Anthony Road New York Yankees Reserve Dry Riesling — $25
? MLB Club Series Wine
? Loma Living 8 Bottle Wine Rack with Dark Finish — $60

Question of the Day:  What’s on your wish list for this holiday season?
Question of the Day #2: Is there anything I left off my list of suggestions that others may want to know about?

October & November 2018 Gary Vee Wine Club

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing my October and November 2018 Gary Vee Wine Club shipments and tasting the 2015 Viña Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon, which was part of the October box.  The #GaryVeeWineClub from Wine Library is a monthly shipment of wine for only $55 a month. Depending on the month, you receive 1, 2, 3, or 4 bottles. Cheers!


The wines mentioned in the video were:
? 2015 Viña Pérez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon — $17/$12 on sale at
? 2012 Marchesi Di Barolo Tradizione — $51/$40 on sale at
? 2016 Contiscaia Toscana Rosso — $25/$18 on sale at
? 2012 Big Pour Napa Red by Kelly Fleming Wines — $95/$75 on sale at
? 2017 Healthy Hills Chardonnay — $15/$12 on sale at

Tasting 6 Different Ciders…Are Any Good Thanksgiving or Christmas Options?

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday. Today, I’m tasting 6 different Eden Specialty Ciders, all of which I received as a sample and will hopefully be interesting options if you don’t want to serve wine or beer. While I talk a bit about Thanksgiving pairings, these Eden Heritage Ciders would be really nice with a holiday dinner, a football game, or sitting in front of the fire with friends. Cheers!

Cider mentioned in the video:
?2016 Cinderella’s Slipper Dry Still Cider (only available to club members, price unknown)
?Eden Dry Heritage Cider Brut Nature — $15
?Eden Dry Heritage Cider Extra Sec — $15
?Eden Heritage Cider in a Can
?Eden Imperial 11º Rosé — $15 
?Eden Vermont Ice Cider Cider Heirloom Blend — $25

Question of the Day: Are you a cider drinker or do you tend to gravitate towards other types of drinks? And, if you’re a cider drinker, do you have a favorite?

Wine in a Can For Football Tailgaiting?

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting four canned wines from Right Now—The Alpine Steam White, the Dry Rosé, the Red Blend Number 8, and the Shimmer Slightly Sweet Rosé Bubbly. You can watch to find out all the details, but here is a hint…I was surprised by the quality of all 4, loved the rosé, thought the bubbly tasted like soda, and would bring all 4 to a tailgate!

Questions of the Day:

  1. Have you had any new canned wines that you’ve enjoyed? Do you drink them?
  2. Are you a football fan? Do you drink wine when you’re watching or do you go for beer or something else?
  3. Are there wine gadgets that you’re interested in or that you recommend that you think I should take a look at?

Received as a sample.

19 Thanksgiving Wine Recs for 2018 + Tasting 3 of Them

Hi everyone…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing 19 different sparkling, white, rosé, and red wine recommendations for your Thanksgiving feast, while tasting 3 of those recommendations with you. The prices range from $10-$100+, so there should be something for everyone to love. Have a wonderful holiday…cheers!

Websites & other videos mention mentioned in video:

Wines mentioned in the video:

?2017 El Terrano Verdejo from Whole Foods — $12
?2017 Casillero Del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc — $10
?2014 Clarksburg Wine Company Chenin Blanc — $18
?2017 Matua Pinot Noir Rosé — $13
?2015 Vasco Urbano Norm Grenache — $42
?Penner Ash Wine Cellars Pinot Noir — $50-$75
?Sokol Blosser — $40-$70
?Beaujolais Nouveau — $10-15 (my video reviewing 3 different 2018 bottles can be found here)
?Domaine des Terres Dorées “L’Ancien” Vieilles Vignes Beaujolais — $18
?2017 Meomi Pinot Noir — $20
?Storybook Mountain Vineyards Zinfandel
?Turley Wine Cellars Zinfandel 
?Turley Wine Cellars Juvenile Zinfandel — $38
?Cameron Hughes Lot 636 Lodi Zinfandel — $13
?Cameron Hughes Lot 630 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel — $15
?Kunde Family Winery Zinfandel — $22
?Segura Viudas Cava —$9
?Gruet Blanc de Noirs — $17
?Albinea Canali Lambrusco “FB” Metodo Ancestrale 

Questions of the Day:

  1.  What did you end up drinking for Thanksgiving (since it’s likely that you won’t have a chance to comment until after the holiday)?
  2. Do you have other suggestions that I may have missed?