FRIDAY FAVES // Fall Scents, Pickleball Fashion, and Our New Wine Shop

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It's the last day of September! How's your Fall feeling so far? We're loving that special golden afternoon light that accompanies the change in seasons. Have a great weekend and enjoy this little list of fun things!

FRIDAY FAVES - 9.30.22

- I want every one of these tropical fruit-shaped plates. The dragonfruit one is particularly gorgeous.
> DRINK THIS: Bilo Idro 'Marina Cuvée' from Dalmatia, Croatia

- You already know this by now, but Lizzo played a historical crystal flute from the Library of Congress! Now that's the kind of story I want to see on my newsfeed.
> DRINK THIS: Matic 'Mea' Blaufränkisch Pet Nat Rosé from Slovenia

- "The Science Behind Nonalcoholic Wine," from the Smithsonian Magazine.
> DRINK THIS: Giesen (0% alcohol) Sauvignon Blanc

- A guide to Fall-scented candles, broken down by price. That Charcoal Candle from Apotheke sounds luxurious.
> DRINK THIS: Birichino 'Saint Georges Old Vines' Zinfandel from California

- Are you getting into Pickleball like the rest of the...

FRIDAY FAVES // Cozy Squash Recipes, Reads, and Wines for Fall

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Happy Fall, y'all! Please enjoy some of our favorite internet finds this week, plus wine pairings to drink with them.

FRIDAY FAVES - 9.23.22


- Okay, this Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese is absolutely going on my to-make list. It's going to ROCK alongside a creamy but bright and minerally Chardonnay (see below).
> DRINK THIS: De Wetshof Estate 'Bon Vallon' Chardonnay

- Temps are dropping, friends! Get cozy with our somm-selected wines for Fall.

- Fred Franzia has passed away at age 79. Wine Enthusiast does a deep dive on the man's impact on bargain wines.
> DRINK THIS: Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir

- Need a great book recommendation for the winter months ahead? I love this Cup of Jo post calling for readers' top three books!
> DRINK THIS: Paolo Scavino Nebbiolo

- A great little guide for how to change your skincare routine for Fall and Winter.
> DRINK THIS: J. Bouchon 'Paîs Viejo'

- We've got our eyes on Minnesota's Fall Colors Finder! Where are you planning on peeping the leaves...

FRIDAY FAVES // The Best and Worst Fall Drinks, Vermont Wine, and Our Crowdfunding Campaign

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Happy Friday! It's a busy week here at Sip Better (see below), so we're ready to relax. Hope you have a wodnerful weekend!



- The cheesiest summer vegetable bake!

- Is Vermont the new wine frontier?!

- We're running a crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo! All funds will go toward supporting our flagship brick-and-mortar wine shop (in downtown Minneapolis) and building up our wine club. We would love your help! Contributors get some pretty juicy rewards, too...

- "Why Friendship is Different Than Any Other Relationship We Have."

- The Everygirl ranks Starbucks' new Fall drinks. You know you're curious!

Thanks for reading!

Love Mushrooms? Here's Your Wine!

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We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: MUSHROOM season is upon us! And there are plenty of reasons to get excited about it! As the fall colors come in and the temps cool down, we’re finding ourselves getting crafty in the kitchen, with a glass of wine in hand (of course). 

Speaking of vino, one of the many reasons we love the wine + mushroom combo is the health aspect. At Sip Better, we truly are sipping better with wines low in calories, sugar and made with organic and biodynamic processes. Mushrooms are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Due to their anti-inflammatory effects, mushrooms are also natural immunity system boosters. We love all things that TASTE good, but to also FEEL good is really the cherry on top.

From stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer or side dish to pair with the main course, creamy mushroom soup for those chillier nights, or a classic pasta and mushroom dish, the list is never ending. So now that your wheels are spinning on how to...


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Hi there, friend! Start your weekend off with a few fun things we found this week. Enjoy!

FRIDAY FAVES - 9.10.21


- Fit Foodie Finds is at it again! They're creating their own recipes for beloved coffee drinks. Their version of Starbucks' Apple Crisp Macchiato is SO intriguing. Cereal milk! Who knew!

- All of last week, our somm, Leslee, popped on Instagram to share her thoughts on Minnesota wine and grape varietals. Check out these fun, informative videos!

- As we head into cozy baking season, the cookbook Milk Bar: Kids Only sounds like the most epic winter activity for the kiddos in your life! Legendary Milk Bar pastry chef, Christina Tosi, has stuffed this book with easy, exciting recipes for kids that also teach them great habits in the kitchen.

- You guys. Jennifer Aniston finally created a hair care line.

- Make sure you have this Fall Foliage Prediction Map bookmarked so you can take advantage of the changing colors in your area!

Until next time!

—Emily Rentsch


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