FRIDAY FAVES // Spooky Tales, The Funniest Kid Costumes, and a Twist on the Manhattan

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Happy Halloweeeeeen! Wishing you a spooky weekend and lots of fun!

FRIDAY FAVES - 10.28.22


- This podcast legitimately freaks me out. Don't listen to it alone!
> DRINK THIS: Matic Pinot Gris, orange wine from Slovenia

- And if you ever wondered how the heck Halloween came to be, check out this episode of Flightless Bird.
> DRINK THIS: Spy Valley Pinot Noir from New Zealand

- These table linens are beautiful and dramatic, perfect for wintertime dining.
> DRINK THIS: Domaine de Piaugier Côtes du Rhône Villages-Sablet from France

- On our somm's recommendation, I made a Manhattan with this rich Pedro Ximenez sherry from Spain in place of sweet vermouth and HOLY SMOKES! It rules.
> DRINK THIS: El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry from Spain

- I hope these kooky toddler costumes make you smile!
> DRINK THIS: Elio Perrone 'Bigaro' from Italy


See you in November!

 

—Emily Rentsch

Taste or Treat: Wine Pairings for Your Halloween Party

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Do you ever miss trick-or-treating? I do! What other excuse do I have to house a bowl of fun-size Snickers?

Luckily, adulthood allows for some other delicious things. Like wine! And homemade snacks that give Snickers a run for its money. Throw your own adult-friendly Halloween party this Fall with these festive food and wine pairing ideas.

CHOCOLATE, PEANUT BUTTER
DRINK: El Maestro Sierra Pedro Ximenez Sherry
This spiced sherry is light on its feet and a perfect foil for nutty and milk chocolatey treats.

APPLE, PUMPKIN, BUTTER, CINNAMON
DRINK: Jim Barry 'Wintervale' Riesling
This Riesling is both rich in honeycomb flavor and lifted with citrus and florals that compliment all things pumpkin spice and baked apple.

DARK CHOCOLATE, RED VINES
DRINK: Rob Murray Vnyds 'Force of Nature' Zinfandel
Dark red and black fruit make this Zinfandel a friend to dark chocolate treats and classic licorice.

MARSHMALLOW, NOUGAT, SALTED CARAMEL
DRINK: Elderton 'E Series' Chardonnay 
A creamy, peachy Chardonnay...

[FRIDAY FAVES] Pumpkin Patches, Pumpkin Spiced Rollls + More Bubbles!

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Friday is here and Halloween is (almost) here too! Enjoy this week's list of faves, some are spookier than others!

FRIDAY FAVES - 10.29.21

- Need a little more decor for the trick-or-treaters ringing your bell this weekend? We are gushing over these Minnesota pumpkin patches. Talk about a fun way to spice things up, get out of the house and pick those perfect pumpkins with family and friends! Barten Pumpkins, Joyer Adventure Farm, and Whistling Well Farm are a couple of patches that caught our eye.

- Let's just say last week's Champagne Day is really turning into Champagne month... yours too!? Perfect. We've got the Pop, Sparkle, Fizz box ready for your unfizzled palate. Clink, clink!

- Move over caramel rolls, this Spooky Pumpkin Spiced Buns with Spiderweb Glaze recipe just may be the best way to kick off Halloween festivites. 

- Prepare for a post-Halloween WINE-D downgrab the Un-WINE-d Box from our sister company, Cépage. This custom wood box is filled with all of the necesseties...

[FRIDAY FAVES] Stranger Things, Creepy Cocktails, and More

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Happy Halloweeeeeeen! We hope you've got some spooky plans for tomorrow! But for now, please enjoy this little list of things we liked this week:


FRIDAY FAVES - 10.30.20

- If you're spending Halloween night in, check out this round-up of spooky-licious cocktails

- We're revisiting a few episodes of Stranger Things on Halloween and we're planning on using this guide for which wines to drink with the show!

- Are you a lipstick person? Then you MUST check out these gorgeous lipsticks created by makeup artist Lisa Eldridge! Here's a little line from their official description to entice you: "Each bullet has the appearance of beautifully plush velvet fabric, a ‘trompe l’oeil’ that has to be seen to be believed." 

- Loving this chic way to display matches. Let the cozy candle nights begin!

- How cute are this family's group Halloween costumes?!


Have a safe weekend, friends!

[FRIDAY FAVES] White Pinot Noir and The Best Halloween House Decorations Ever

Photo: Courtesy of Carousel & Folk

Congratulations on crushing another week! Please enjoy the following little bits of fun:

FRIDAY FAVES - 10.16.20

- Kind of obsessed with alllll of the candles at Carousel & Folk. Especially these cloud candles!

- Been trying to use this simple thought from Cup of Jo to keep anxiety at bay.

- Have you ever tried a white Pinot Noir before? Get on it! Start with this one from Left Coast Cellars.

- Artist Christine McConnell has the spookiest, kookiest Instagram account, perfect for this time of year. And she goes ALL OUT when decorating her house for Halloween!


Have a great weekend!

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