Through Halo Branded Solutions we have found a classy and elegant solution to our wine gift and promotional dilemmas. While we are wine lovers in the professional service industry, these customizable wine accessories would be equally effective promotional as marketing tools for wineries with tasting rooms, restaurants and caterers, culinary schools, wine distributors and wine retailers.
You Can Win a Free Copy of Rock and Vine …Read on….
CONTEST CLOSED…CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THREE WINNERS
Many California wine lovers have heard the stories of Napa and Sonoma pioneers from the 1960’s, 70’s and earlier. Even the movie Bottle Shock celebrated their early successes. But what about now? Who are the rising wine stars that wine lovers need to know? Many of the up and comers have it in their genes…they are the children, grandchildren and even in some cases the great-grandchildren of the early wine country pioneers.
Due out early February 2013 is the beautifully written and photographed book, Rock and Vine which “reveals the lives and innovations of next generation changemakers in California’s wine country.
Let’s be clear… I do not like leftover wine. I’m the guy who walks into a wine bar and refuses a glass from last night’s bottle. I know… wine snob…too picky, etc. So when I tell you the skybar™ ONE Wine System really works to keep wine perfectly fresh for days, believe me.
While leftover wine is a myth in our home, many wine lovers just want a single glass of great wine but hate the idea of the rest of the bottle going bad or simply losing flavor over a few days. Over time we have tried many wine preservation systems but none, in my opinion, really did the job for my picky palate. The skybar™ ONE Wine System changed my mind. However, it is expensive . The skybar™ ONE Wine System is available through the skybar™ website ($349 now on sale, normally $599), selected retailers and wine catalogs. We did find the skybar™ ONE Wine System for sale online for under $300.
A Review of The Vinamor and the Twist Adjustable Aerators
A wine aerator is used to introduce oxygen to the wine (usually red wine…but sometimes whites benefit, too). It is the same concept as decanting wine. The introduction of air helps the wine to “open up” so you taste the full range of flavors and aromatic bouquet while softening the sometimes astringent and bitter tannins found in red wines.
While there are many aerators on the market, some are more effective than others. A few years ago the Vinturi aerator became all the rage. It works by creating a venturi effect (think tornado) that introduces air as the wine is poured through the device into a glass or decanter. These have sold well and many wine lovers are familiar with the Vinturi.
For wine lovers looking for a new alternative… here are a couple of excellent choices.