Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Wine Memes

It's Christmas Day! Relax with loved ones, eat, drink a bottle of wine (did we say bottle?! We meant glass *wink*wink), and enjoy these Christmas wine themed memes!

12 snobs sniffing
11 casks a corking
10 crushers crushing
9 vines a winding
8 charming chardonnays
7 sommeliers a-serving
6 corkscrews turning
5 golden sauternes
4 hearty cabernets
3 french blends
2 toasting friends
and a pinot in a pear tree

This is our favorite type of exercise

All the xmas spirit we have is in the liquor cabinet

We may need a few bottles to deal with the difficult relatives

I'm actually really easy to shop for... if you know where to shop

Either or... I'm not picky

Not likely

Wine. Yes, definitely wine.

I always dreams of wine, even when it's not the Holidays.

No need for stocking stuffers.

Merry Christmas from AWineryReview.com

Monday, December 18, 2017

How To Remove Red Wine Stains

One of the most popular drink choices for the Holiday Season is red wine, and it's no mystery why. Red wine is delicious! However, the more you drink, the more likely you are to have a little accident and spill some red wine on yourself, the couch, or the carpet. Many people think it's impossible to get out red wine stains, but it's not. The faster you can treat the stain the better chance you have of getting the stain out, but you can still remove it once it's dry. Here are some tips on how to remove red wine stains.

Wet Stains:
• Cover the stain with a thick layer of salt within 2 minutes of the spill
• Pour club soda on top of the salt and the stain
• After an hour of the stain sitting, remove the salt and blot with a paper towel

Dry Stains:
• Pour vodka over the stain
• Blot with a paper towel
• Repeat until the stain fades

Monday, December 11, 2017

Best Holiday Gifts for Wine Lovers

The Holidays are the perfect time to enjoy the company of loved ones and giving gifts is a wonderful way to show others how special they are to you. However, there's only so many times you can give someone a bottle of wine before it becomes mundane. If you want to pleasantly surprise them, give them a wine related gift that isn't just the standard bottle of wine.

A great idea is to save your wine corks throughout the year and make them a homemade gift. Our What To Do With Your Extra Wine Corks blog has some creative ideas for what you can make. But if you didn't save corks or you don't have the time to make a homemade gift, here are some ideas of other wine related gifts that are sure to please your loved one (or yourself! There's nothing wrong with a "To: me, From: me" present!).

Gilded Rim Wine Glass Set
From stemless glasses, to white wine glasses and red wine glasses, these are a beautiful gift for someone who loves to entertain.

• Stemless Glasses - Buy Now
• White Wine Glasses - Buy Now
• Red Wine Glasses - Buy Now

Wine Aerator
Give the gift of a perfect, aerated pour with this beautiful wine Aerator

• Aervana Wine Aerator - Buy Now
• Rabbit Super Wine Aerator - Buy Now

Wine Lover's Card Deck
Not only is this gift great for playing drinking games, it also is a great way to learn wine facts. It's the perfect gift for a host or hostess.

• The Wine Deck - Buy Now

Wine Glass Markers
These markers are great for personalizing your wine glass as to not mix it up with someone else's.

• Wine Glass Writer - Buy Now

Wine Decanter
In addition to the beauty a decanter offers, it's also a wonderful way to let wine breathe. Decanters make stylish, affordable gifts.

• Homestia Wine Decanter - Buy Now
• Vivid Wine Decanter - Buy Now
• Ravenscroft Crystal Wine Decanter - Buy Now

Wine Preservation System
Help your loved one keep a bottle of wine tasting it's best for long with a wine preservation system.

• Coravin Model One Wine System - Buy Now
• Coravin Model Two Wine System - Buy Now

Red Wine Stain Remover
Everyone is clumsy once in a while so this gift is perfect for everyone!

• Red Wine Stain Remover - Buy Now

Monday, December 4, 2017

Sonoma County Holiday Concerts 2017

In addition to the many wineries, craft fairs, Christmas tree farms, and other activities offered around Sonoma County this Holiday season, here is a list of Holiday concerts, performances, and Nutcrackers. For more information on these events, visit www.sonomacounty.com/holiday-concerts


Le Cirque de Boheme
Nov. 24-26, Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17
Cornerstone Sonoma
23570 Arnold Drive

Mannheim Steamroller
Nov. 29
Luther Burbank Center
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa

Transcendence’s Broadway Holiday Spectacular
Dec. 1-3
Luther Burbank Center
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa

Posada NavideƱa
Dec. 9
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale: Handel's Messiah
Dec. 10
Weill Hall at the Green Music Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park

Symphony Pops: A Holly Jolly Pops
Dec. 10
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa

Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays
Dec. 14
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa

30th Anniversary of Windham Hill's Winter Solstice
Dec. 15
Weill Hall at the Green Music Center1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park

Cherish the Ladies – Celtic Christmas
Dec. 16
Weill Hall at the Green Music Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park

Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Concert
Dec. 17 
Weill Hall at the Green Music Center
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park


Little Women the Musical
Nov. 24 - Dec. 17
Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park

Inspecting Carol
Nov. 29 - Dec. 10
Sonoma Arts Live, Andrews Hall, Sonoma

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Dec. 1-23
6th Street Playhouse - G.K. Hardt Theatre, Santa Rosa

A Vintage Christmas
Dec. 1-10
Raven Theater, Healdsburg
Performed at Trione Vineyards and Winery, Geyserville

The Nutcracker Musical
Dec. 1-10
Suggested for ages five and up.
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center

Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge
Dec. 8-23
6th Street Playhouse - Studio Theatre, Santa Rosa


Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec. 18
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Rd
Santa Rosa

Petaluma School of Ballet
Dec. 15, 16, 17
Evert B. Person Theatre
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park

Santa Rosa Dance Theater's Nutcracker
Dec. 15, 16, 17
Spreckels Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane
Rohnert Park

Sebastopol Ballet School's Nutcracker
Dec. 22, 23, 24
Complimentary Sugar Plum Party for children before each matinee show. Meet the dancers in costume and enjoy sweet treats.
Analy High School
6950 Analy Ave.