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Summer Fun Sangria Recipes!

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Summer’s in full swing and we’re relaxing on the back porch with a nice cool glass of Sangria! Ooooh ya, pour me some of that!

Traditionally an iced wine beverage made from red wine and fruit, sangria derives its name from the Spanish word for blood (sangre) – now don’t be too grossed out, let’s think blood oranges, yes? And the color of blood, like red wine, is, well, RED.

SO, Sangria – a super refreshing and full-bodied bowl of tipsy fruit in a glass. YUM. Let’s make some!

Hey, while you’re looking at these recipes, think about a sweet little wine fridge you could store all this yummy sangria in… =)

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas: 15 Culinary Inspirations!

An outdoor kitchen is all the rage whether you have a small strip of lawn and itty bitty patio, a grand old backyard complete with pool, or maybe something in between. Whatever the case, if you’re loving the oven outdoors, you need some inspiration to get started! Grilling on the back porch just got a little fancier!

With all of these inspirational ideas you definitely don’t want to forget the addition of a wine fridge! Check these reviewed and recommended wine fridges…

I’ve gathered some fun ideas to make your outdoor kitchen incredible! So string up the patio lights and turn up the tunes ‘cuz we’re gonna fire up the barbie…

Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Wine and Chocolate Pairing…a love story of Cocoa and Vino

It can be a blissful occasion and a union of tantalizing flavors that complement each other in Wine and Chocolate Pairing, a.k.a. Cocoa-Vino matrimony. As February has been deemed the month of all things hearts and cupids and you are guilted compelled by the lure of commercialization to purchase that glossy red box of confectionary delights and a glistening bottle of wine to accompany, take note! Not all Cocoas will play nice with all Vinos…and vice versa.

Mmmarvelous Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine
Mulled Wine

 

Tis the Season for sitting near the fireplace while the tree is lit and glistening and sipping on a steaming hot mug of mulled wine. (If fireplace is missing, download fireplace app on your phone now. Proceed…)

The Best Wine Gift

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We’ve all felt stuck when it comes to buying a gift for that person on your list who seems to have everything. The last thing you want to be guilty of is adding to someone’s stuff pile. You want to find a unique gift that will surprise and delight your friends… especially the wine expert ones. Look no further! – here you will find a unique and classy wine gift for the wine aficionado on your list this season.

Rose Wine: What The Pink says about Your Drink

Rose Wine
Rose Wine

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How Rosy is your Rose Wine?

What the Pink says about your Drink…

In the heat of a summer’s evening, sitting out on your back porch, mingling with close friends while the men guard the BBQ, you enjoy a glass of that crisp, fruity, blushing drink we call Rose Wine. But just how rosy is your rosé? Is it the pretty in pink type? Maybe a lovely aubergine hue? Or perhaps a sunset orange color? The color of your blushing glass reveals how your Rosé was produced and what variety of grape was used.

Food and Wine Pairing for your next Dinner Party

Food And Wine Pairing For Your Next Dinner Party!

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Food and wine pairing…does it really make a difference what wine you pair with your food? I mean, to be totally honest, I drink my favorite Cab with pretty much anything. Especially if it’s the end of a Friday and mama just needs to loosen up a little, ya know? However, the more I read about wine and the complexities of this luxurious libation, the more I do want to branch out and think outside my Cab box and maybe, just maybe try something new.

Make your own wine without a costly kit

make your own wine
Make your own wine

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Make your own wine! It isn’t as complicated as it sounds. In fact, you don’t even need to go out and buy an expensive starter kit. With a few essentials, some yummy fruit and patience, you can have yourself some great tasting wine that was made by your own hands, or feet! (if you’re going old school ;))

DIY Wine Cellar: 10 Things to Ask Yourself

 

DIY Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar


Not only are home wine cellars a classy and elegant addition to your home, but they are super practical for keeping and maintaining a great tasting wine collection. Before you begin construction on your DIY Wine Cellar, here are 10 things to ask yourself:

Staircase to Wine-derland: Spiral Wine Cellars

Spiral Wine Cellars
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Average wine cellars watch out for this one! I just came across the most amazing and innovative way to store your wine, I am not kidding, it made me squeal a little with delight.  Imagine this – you’re hosting a dinner party and you go to retrieve your best wine for the occasion in your wine cellar, concealed under the floor, beneath a trap-door.  You open the door and descend down a spiral staircase and choose a perfectly and naturally chilled bottle of pinot and ascend through the floor to the utter astonishment of your guests.  This is for real! Spiral Wine Cellars!

 

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