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Three Must-Have Wine Accessories

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If you drink red wine, you’ve probably had it happen. Spills. Whether you got tipsy or you naughty cat made a game from your leftover wine glasses, you know that panic feeling, or the sinking feeling when you just can’t get the stain out of your red carpet. Wine Away is here to save the day. Just spray it on and blot stain with a clean cloth. Best part is, it’s safe and made from natural vegetable and fruit extracts, so it won’t hurt your kids or your pets. It comes with a convenient spray cap in an 8.5-inch high bottle. At $9.99, it’s a wine accessory you’ll absolutely want to keep on hand.

Travelers will love this leak-proof wine pouch. It keeps bottles from sweating on your luggage or in your bags and comes in a handy set of two. It adds some extra security in your bags, while providing a visible “window” for TSA. Price: $9.99.

For even more security for your wine, consider this insulated wine tote. It has mesh pockets and elastic onboard straps for carrying accessories (such as a bottle opener), and a carrying strap for across-park hauls. This is a great item for a little romantic outing on a cool summer night, and it costs only $35.99.

Holiday Wine Ideas – 2016

holiday wine ideas 2016

With every holiday season comes good spirits, and then better spirits! No doubt you are planning on popping the cork before, during, and after the main course; after all more wine is better, right?

Have some fun decorating the mantle, dinner table, and kitchen counter with all those now-empty decorative wine bottles. Take empty wine bottles and attach your own custom wine bottle label to add a personalized touch to your decor. Do you love making your own batches of wine? Add a personal wine label to a full bottle of wine you’ve made and give it away as a holiday gift. They make wonderful gifts for any wine connoisseur as they are sure to have nothing similar in their collection!

wine cork candles

You can also add wine cork candles to the top of the wine bottles to create a relaxing atmosphere around the dinner table, or you can use a wine bottle Candelabra as your main centerpiece to create a dynamic look on your dinner table. Mix and match between the two to tie the buffet table, dinner table, and side table together for a cohesive look.

wine candelabra

There are a variety of Christmas-themed wine items available at WineChristmas.com. Unique wine glasses, wine gift bags, and other wine-themed party decor items are available so you can purchase your Christmas supplies well in advance for next year! You can even use their wine bottle decor and light-up wine stoppers to add a festive touch to your empty wine bottles and set them out as decorations during holiday parties.

WineChristmas.com also sells wine-themed Christmas ornaments so you can decorate your tree with all of your favorite accessories. From tiny wine glasses to elves carrying tiny bottles of wine, you can add creative flair to your Christmas tree, or you can even hang them up on kitchen cabinets, stairway banisters, and elsewhere around the home for a festive touch.

Are you shopping at the last minute for Christmas gifts or looking ahead to next year? Create the ultimate wine connoisseur gift basket with the following items! Not even the snobbiest of wine critics can find fault with these items.

Gift Basket

  • A large wicker basket to hold all of the supplies
  • A bottle of red or white wine
  • Wine decanter
  • Wine stopper
  • Wine preserver
  • Foil cutter
  • Wine aerator
  • Set of 4 wine glasses
  • Wine charms
  • Corkscrew
  • Drip ring
  • Wine pourer
  • Wine thermometer
  • …and more

Package the above items together in a beautiful wicker basket, tie a bow to the handle, and you have an amazing gift any wine connoisseur will love. Add a few wine bottle decorations to the mix to make the gift more festive for the holidays.

– Guest post by Mary Joesten –

Red wine hot chocolate makes the problems melt away

Sometimes a stressful day calls for taking the wine down off the rack. Sometimes it calls for chocolate. And sometimes it calls for both.

This decadent recipe is perfect for unwinding on a cold. gloomy weekend — or makes for a great after meal drink for dinner guests.

Red Wine Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 cup milk (You can use regular cow’s milk or go dairy-free with almond, soy, coconut, hemp — whatever makes you happy)
1 cup red wine (your choice)
1/3 dark chocolate, roughly chopped (you can use chips too — but avoid opting for powder)

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add milk and chocolate. Whisk slowly until combined. Then pour in your wine and continue to stir until everything is nice and hot. That’s it! Simple. This recipe can fill about two large mugs, but the rich flavor is great for sipping so you can share it with up to six people if you opt for smaller portions.