Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Start your Holiday Shopping Here!

The holiday shopping season is here!
With the 2012 WineShop at Home Holiday Gift Guide, I have something for every wine lover on your list.  Make your selections and email (debra_gomes@me.com) or call me (919-448-8398), I will take care of the rest. Plus, if you order early, it will only take 3-5 business days to deliver!

From stocking stuffers, artisan wines, 3, 6 or 12 month wine club membership, personalized wines and personalized gift boxes, lead-free crystal stemware, decanters, gift baskets and much more.
Also, if you would like to schedule a holiday wine tasting, let’s talk soon! This is a great time of year to gather your friends and try some fantastic wines before you buy in the comfort of your home! The cost of a 12-person tasting is just under $50 (including tax and shipping).
I look forward to working with you this holiday season. Please call with any and all questions.
Cheers and Happy Holidays!
Debra Gomes, 919-448-8398

Friday, November 9, 2012

Wines for Thanksgiving

It is not too late to place your order for some fantastic wines to pair with Thanksgiving Dinner.  These pairings were made by our wine marker Alex Reble.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Choose Real Cork!

At church this morning I saw that they were collecting corks, and as I have a few, I was curious what they do with them. I went home and pulled up this website, which I found educational and fascinating.  This program helps to educate the public about the negative environmental impact that screw caps and plastic closures have to our planet. And how choosing wine with real cork creates jobs and helps the environment.  They also give drop off sites for recycling cork.

Here are some of the things I learned:

-  Current testing indicates that wine taint from bottles closed with natural cork, is down to 1% there is no quality benefit to using an alternative closure. When given the opportunity to choose a sustainable, renewable, recyclable and quality closure, cork is and should be the number one choice.

-  Cork is a 100% natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable material that is obtained through an environmentally friendly harvesting process.

-  Based upon current estimates there is enough cork to close all wine bottles produced in the world, for the next 100 years. The cork forests are now being more sustainably managed than ever before in their history and new planting is always ongoing.

-  Whole Foods is one of the donation sites for corks!