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Two Mile Wines 40% off for friends of VineCrowd

8 Dec

Two Mile 2007 Dry Creek Sangiovese

$38.00 Retail Price

VineCrowd Price: 12 bottles $273.60 (that’s $22.80/bottle with shipping included!)

You won’t see this again. A case of Two Mile’s renowned sangiovese offered at a 4o% discount. Sustainably farmed; food friendly; true to the fruit and full of charm. High-acid; low-oak; unbelievable. Forget what you know about California sangiovese — this is a balanced, complex, and remarkable wine. Nothing could pair better with your holiday meals. Grown by Susan Lentz and Herb Polesky on a western-facing slope in Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma. This wine is acclaimed by critics for it’s balance, trueness to fruit, and wonderful personality. It’s meant for drinking with food, with the structure of a pinot noir with the rich body only Dry Creek can provide. Dirty some glasses with this one…

About the Wine
Alcohol: 14.8%
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Release Date: April 06, 2009
Year: 2007

2008 Central Valley Viognier

$24.00 Retail Price

VineCrowd Price: A mixed case of 6 bottles of Viognier + 6 bottles of Sangiovese (that’s $14.40 a bottle  + $22.80 a bottle with shipping included!)

This viognier is just what viognier should be. High-acid, completely dry, but full of the depth and complexity only viognier can bring. It’s characterized by stone-fruit balanced with citrus, with no cloying, oaky distraction. Want a structured white which will still pair with meat? If you like oaky, rich vigonier, this isn’t the wine for you. It’s made in a rich but tight style, very fruit forward but with the acid to back it up. 99 out of 100 people agree: it’s in a different class of California viognier. You can’t join the line waiting to get the annual release, but you can get it through this special with VineCrowd. This is a wine which will carry you through from cheese to dessert.

About the Wine
Alcohol: 14.8%
Appellation: Central Coast
Harvest Date: September 01, 2008
Year: 2008

Can’t decide? Try them both with a mixed case that will treat you to 6 bottles of each and match any meal. Sounds like a good night…

About Two Mile Wines

Voted the Bay Area’s best winery by the San Francisco Chronicle!

I came to this business from the love of food, friends, and connection. The wine industry has become so polarized between the worlds of glamor and commodity that I wanted to build a company which promotes the respect of wine for its craft, origin, and tangibility.” — Adam Nelson

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#WineWednesday 6 Gifts To Make Your Wine Drinker Happy

24 Nov

Its that time of the year again. And I’m writing this post, well honestly, for my husband as a hint (no lingerie or robotic sweepers this year, honey.) Here’s what I’m hoping for under my tree this year.

I discovered these guys at the at the Oakland Temescal Farmer’s Market.  Their chocolates are incredible and they have a number of wine-based truffles to die for. With a tag line of “What is your VICE?” how can you not love them? Try the Blackbird (dark chocolate ganache infused with merlot.)  Or my favorite bar, the Fig + Anise (69% dark chocolate bar adorned with dried figs and anise seeds.) Available Sundays at the Oakland Temescal Farmer’s Market or online. $5-$56.

I have to agree with the OXO website when it claims that the OXO SteeL Wine Stopper/Pourer Combination is ‘the perfect two-in-one gift for anyone from the wine connoisseur to the casual entertainer.’ The incredible looking brushed stainless steel Stopper/Pourer Combination is so simple: Push the soft lever down and the bottle is sealed for short-term storage. Lift the lever up and the seal is opened for drip-free pouring. As an added benefit, wine is also aerated while it is poured out of the wide spout. Widely available also online at OXO. $9.99.

I’m always forgetting what day it is so the Food For Thought calendar serves as both a functional gifty as well as an aesthetic one. In case you’re wondering, July is my favorite. Available at . $10.

Although I resisted wanting William-Sonoma’s Wine Label Removers, I just can’t help coveting these memory aids. So easy to use: just remove the backing paper from each piece of laminate using the convenient side tab, rub over the wine label, taking special care at the corners, and gently peel it off just peel off the face of a label for placement in your wine journal or scrapbook (or if you’re like me my desk drawer). Available in sets of 20 at William-Sonoma. $19.95.

There are times when you just want to crack open a good bottle and hang.  These recycled windshield stemless wine glasses are just the ticket.  As an added bonus for the eco-minded, they are handmade in Colombia out of recycled glass from old car windows. From the website: “Sturdy and strong, the thick glass has a slight green hue from the tint originally added to lessen the sun’s glare. Beautiful and interesting, these stemless wine glasses are an uncommon take on a stylish design. Each is one of a kind and will vary.”  Available at $22 for a set of two.

Dean & Deluca’s Cult Wine Club is the next best thing to living in Napa. Sign on to receive ‘a minimum of three ultra-exclusive wines’ every quarter. As an added bonus, you get to attend the Cult Club’s exclusive annual Napa Lifestyle Event for members only. Available through Dean & Deluca. $1000.

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