Some exciting stuff going on over here at Bri’s Glass of Wine. I have recently teamed up with Wine Country Connection to bring you guys exquisite wines at even better prices. Sound like some lame promotional line? Well, I promise you its true. How? Wine Country Connection buys higher volume wines from high end wineries at a discounted rate in order to bring it to the consumer at a HUGE discount. Wine Country Connection does not just buy and sell any wine. They are VERY particular as to whom they will buy from and the quality needed. To give you an idea, they taste about 60 wines a week and only chose 6 of them! Did I mention that there is a new offer everyday? Each week I am going to share with you my favs! Starting with this one from the Buoncristiani Winery.
Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
I have been on the hunt for new pumpkin recipes. Both sweet and savory alike…bust mostly sweet hehe. Well, I came across a delicious one from Betty Crocker that I adapted and made my own that I had to share with you. I promise you this will be the best damn pumpkin cookie recipe you will come across this holiday season! I BEG you to try them out for yourself. They are the fluffiest, moistest, yummiest cookie you will eat for a very looooong time.
A couple weeks back I had the unbelievable opportunity to attend the Pala Casino Wine Festival. For being a CA girl I cannot believe I had not visited this outstanding hotel and casino before! My husband and I were not only blown away by the event itself but my the entire property. It was far more high end than we had ever expected…think Vegas but without the crowds! Anyways, prior to the event I was pampered at their GORGEOUS spa (something I will definitely be indulging in again) while my husband gambled a way. To say this place was our kind of heaven is an understatement. Now to the wine festival…
90 Plus Cellars
Lets be honest, higher quality wine tends to come with a hefty price tag. But is it possible to get that same quality of wine for less? Sounds like another marketing ploy, right? You, like I, may be a bit skeptical that this is even possible so I put one such company to test. 90 Plus Cellars claims to have high quality wines but at a better price point. But how? To be honest, the whole concept is pretty genius! Read on to see how exactly 90 Plus Cellars does it.
Wine Decor Help!
Fun fact about Bri? I LOVE to decorate. Interior design is something I am so passionate about and absolutely love to do. With that being said I have quite the task ahead of me. Two years ago we bought a house and began a massive renovation and addition. We are FINALLY at the point where I step in…the decorating! WOOHOO. I don’t do “themes” in my house, but rather, color schemes. However, my kitchen is heavily laden with wine and wine decor…go figure, right? Well, I got my first piece for my new kitchen and I need your help deciding where it should go, its orientation, and if I should paint it or leave it it’s natural wood color (which is gorgeous!). All you wine decor lovers, help a girl out.
When I was a kid, and still to this day, on my birthday I did not want to go out to dinner. I wanted THIS. This American style chicken enchilada recipe is far and away my favorite meal. It couldn’t be easier to make and pairs well with wines so I had to share it with you all. This go around I paired it with a Clif Family Winery RTE Blanc and it couldn’t have been any better!
So, I’m pretty much BFF’s with the queen herself…Martha Stewart! Ok, not really BUT I did join the new Martha Stewart Wine Club so I feel like we mine as well be best friends. Right?! Martha herself picks out the allocation each month based on what she’s lovin’ at the moment. How cool is that? It’s unlike any other wine club i’m a member of that’s for sure. But what if I don’t seem to have the same preferences as she? Well I quickly learned that I can go to her site and pick and choose what I would like to purchase…its a win-win! Lets get down to the wine….
A year ago I started this blog with the sole goal in mind to bring you all a HUGE variety of wines at great prices. With that in mind I am really setting out to try new wines, from new places, and perhaps even new varietals. I grew up on New World wines, therefore, my palette has really stuck to preferring those varietals and flavors. I’ve dabbled here and there with wines from France, Italy, and South America as they are often sent to me and are readily available in my grocery store. But what about South African wines? Some of you may be surprised to hear that South Africa has a wine economy that is currently booming!
Because I am such a wine nerd I love to try new recipes that will pair perfectly with specific wines. Last week my sister made Sausage, Chicken, and Gemelli Pasta with Pan Sauce that I chose to pair for the family with a Santa Christina Chianti. This Italian wine and pasta pairing could not have been any more perfect. When starting this blog t a goal of mine was to find new, delicious wines at a reasonable price for you. So, with this in mind, I tried to find an Italian wine that was readily available in most grocery stores.
Father’s Day Is Around The Corner
Anyone else struggle every year with what to get their dad for their Father’s Day gift? My dad is so simple. Almost too simple when it comes to gifts. If i’m remembering correctly my sister actually got him underwear one year. The guy wears the same shirts everyday, the same cowboy boots, does the same thing every weekend, doesn’t enjoy crowds of any kind so concert tickets or something of the like aren’t an option. His hobbies have been hunting and drinking beer for as long as I can remember. I thought we had exhausted all possible gifts for him that he would actually like for Father’s Day a long time ago but I finally hit the jackpot!
Some of you may have heard of Bottle Breecher’s before? Perhaps from Shark Tank? I hadn’t because, well, that show scares me a little. I hate watching the “sharks” shatter some people’s hopes and dreams. Anyways, after becoming a hit after the show I stumbled across this Veteran owned company that makes some of the most unique bottle and wine openers. If the dads in your life are anything like mine check out these openers made from bullets, frags, and the like.
The above picture is of the .50 caliber, once fired, ammunition Happy Father’s Day Breacher. You can get it here for $21! Plus, an additional 10% if you head over to their website now. It comes in many different colors and can be engraved with your choice of wording.
This 7.62mm Bullet Keychain Bottle Opener is perhaps my favorite thus far! I hooked it on to the boat keys this weekend and off we went. For only $10 you can’t go wrong with this Father’s Day gift idea. You can have it engraved or chose a logo such as Firefighter, American Flag, Police, and many others.
This Freedom Frag is a gift unlike any other. Whenever I tossed someone this bottle opener to open their beer this weekend they were literally blown away by such a cool item! No one had ever seen anything like it. It is on sale right now for only $31 so be sure to snag yours soon. Oh, it also comes in lots of great colors!
And for the wine lovers in your life here is the combo wine and beer bottle opener. Fashioned out of .50 caliber ammunition this is the perfect gift for your loved one this Father’s Day. I got mine engraved with “Bri’s Glass of Wine” and I got one for my Father in Law for his Father’s Day gift with his initials engraved on it. You can get it for $39.99 here!
I truly believe that these Bottle Breacher’s are the answer for all your Father’s Day gift needs this year. Perfect for any beer or wine lover these bottle openers will for sure be the talk of the party.