Archive for November, 2009
Break away from those traditional snowflakes and Santa Clause ornaments. With so many options out there, it is easy to tailor your Christmas tree decorations to your family’s personality. A great product line is the Lolita mini ornament, you can buy decorations for everyone in the family; mini martini, mini wine glass, and mini pilsner glasses are available. To read more on these ornaments, click here.
Since we are located in Texas, I have to mention our western ornaments. For the cowgirl in your family there is a pink Cowboy Boot ornament, Cowgirl Diva, and Cowgirls it Up ornament signs. There are also several western Snowmen and Santa Clauses with lasso’s and pistols. To shop for more Cowgirls ornaments and to peek at the various western ornaments, click here.
For your wine loving friends and family, I have found great wine ornaments. These ornaments have a bottle of wine, a glass, group of grapes and a banner underneath it with several slogans like “If You don’t like the food, drink more wine” and “Over a bottle of wine, many friends are found.” If the person you are shopping for is a fan of beer, we have lots of great beer ornaments too!
Make Christmas shopping easy on you, do it online!
If you enjoyed reading about our Lolita glasses this is a blog for you. Hand painted wine glasses are unique with every stroke. Kelly, a local artist in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area, creates beautifully hand painted glasses with a touch of sexiness and sass to them. Her line is called Girlfriend Glasses. Strong and beautiful women stream down the glass with great phrases like “I wish I was Santa, He knows where all the naughty boys are” and “Meet me under the Mistletoe” written next to them. The best thing is you can customize the hair color and for only a few more dollars, you can personalize the entire glass with any phrase, dress color and hair color. Get one for yourself, a friend or point your man in the right direction for a fun present!
Another great holiday wine glass is the Emerson Christmas glass. The paintings are almost cartoon like and incredibly fun. These glasses also have various phrases painted across them like “Let it Flow, Let it Flow, Let it Flow” and “Forget the milk and cookies, pour me some wine!” Other great Christmas word play phrases can be found at WineChristmas.com
To view the blog on Lolita holiday glasses click here.
Christmas wine bags can serve multiple purposes. They make the presentation of giving a bottle of wine as a gift more elegant or fun, they can help decorate your home during the holidays and they can act as part of the center piece at the dinner table. With so many styles there are lots of options to think about, including which ones to buy and how to use them.
When giving wine as a gift, think about going a little more traditional with your bag. A classic style without too much embellishment will be a great gift for bosses or coworkers that you may not know very well. But if the gift receiver has a big personality, go with something a little more fitting towards them; spiral designs, fun Christmas characters, like snowmen, Santa Clause, and reindeer, and bags featuring sassy women, are all good places to start.
Christmas wine bags can serve as decorations for your home. You can fill the stiffer bags with chocolates and candy canes or potpourri in shearer bags. Christmas characters can line your kitchen counters as they hug a bottle of wine.
Depending on your center piece theme, placing your bottle of wine in the center of the table with the wine bag wrapped around it can easily add height and visual interest to your center piece. If you like, you can keep and empty bottle of wine in the bag until you are ready to change out the center piece. Bold bags like our Gold or Burgundy velvet ones are easy to match and incorporate.
However you plan on using your wine bag, there is a perfect Holiday bag for your needs. Look to WineChristmas.com for more Holiday goodies.
The time has come for Lolita to introduce their new holiday glasses! Fun Christmas hand painted glasses are here in great new styles that will spark conversation among your guests. There are five new glasses this season: Elf Shoes, Frosty’s Party, Holiday Whine, Hot Mama Clause and Holly Berry. Just like all Lolita Glasses, these come with Wine Cocktail recipes on the bottom of the glass.
If the holidays bring out the child in you, I suggest taking a look at the Elf Shoes and Frosty’s Party glasses. Both of these glasses remind me that Christmas is a magical time and we should share this spirit with others. Frosty’s Party is a frosted glass with several snowmen zipping across it with a drink in hand. This peppermint cocktail will have you zipping around like frosty.
Holiday Whine is a play off of Lolita’s original My Whine. Various phrases like “50 more presents to wrap” and “I’m out of wrapping paper” are framed in green, red, white and gold. Wrapping paper, presents, tinsel, ornaments and more float around the glass, down the stem and onto the foot of the glass where more phrases about the stresses of Christmas can be found. The raspberry, cranberry, and white wine cocktail at the base of the glass will have you relaxing in no time.
For the sassy and outgoing woman, Hot Mama Clause is a glass that you just cannot pass up. Mama Clause has thrown off her clothing; heels, boots, stockings, coats and a brazier dance around the glass. Santa’s hat and red feathers wrap around the base of each glass. At the bottom of this red, white, gold and black glass is a minty cocktail recipe that will get you going!
And for our last glass on the list we have the Holly Berry; a more traditional Holiday glass with some extra sparkle to glam it up. The holly leaves and red berries that cover the glass are accented by gold glitter and red rhinestones. Red, green and gold stripe their way to the bottom of the glass where you can find more holly leaves and berries wrap around the base. Holly Berry is perfect for any holiday occasion. A refreshing white wine cocktail can be found on the bottom of the base.
If you like these glasses I also suggest taking a look at the mini Lolita wine and martini ornaments. They come in all the same styles as the holiday glasses. More great holiday items can be found at Wine Christmas.
Deciding on the best way to let your wine breath can be a difficult one. When I open a bottle of wine, I am ready to relax with my glass of wine. I generally don’t have much patience for allowing it to breath. Why do we let wine breath? Because it allows for the full flavors to emerge and make the wine better! While there are many wines that do not need to go through this process, it is good to know the little details that can make a big difference. This article, To Decant or Not To Decant, will give you a more in depth analysis of why wines need to breath and various ways to acquire the intended flavors of your wine. The aerators mentioned in this article can be found at Su Vino Winery and are wonderful presents for the wine lovers in your life. Enjoy your wine to its fullest!