Favorite Things for 2016!

If Oprah can have a list of favorite things, so can I!  Here are some my favorite gifts in the shop!

Assorted Holiday Wreaths
Hand made by Carolyn Taylor

Creativity must run every other generation in our family because what I lack, my mom makes up for. Her holiday wreaths are no exception.  These are just a few of her many designs hanging all over the shop!  I am waiting for her to offer one to me.  Hint hint mom!  

Jim’s Barrel Art
Hand-made from recycled wine barrels!  

I can’t tell you how happy I am to be selling my dad’s barrel creations. For several years now he has been shipping used barrels to his home from Napa.  He disassembles them in his wood shop and re-creates the most gorgeous pieces.  
He didn’t even ask to have them on my favorite things list BTW.  I just love them and him!  


Pant’s Optional
Written by local author Carol Steingreaber

I have to admit I am not much of a recreational reader so when Carol approached me about selling her book I figured I best get to it.  I loved Carol from the moment I met her so I knew her book would be fantastic and it is!  It is truly one of the best books I have ever read.  I cried laughing through the entire book and finished it in 2 hours because I couldn’t put it down.  Carol and her husband Paul (aka Johnny High Pockets) will be here on December 10th from 1-3 for a book signing!  
Come get your copies for gifts!  $15


Coppola Movie Collection Wines

Up until now, the most eye-catching thing about Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s “director’s cut” wines was the zoetrope filmstrip spiraling up the bottles. Now, it’s a skyscraper-scaling giant gorilla, the Emerald City and the idyllic beaches of Amityville. Coppola’s Geyserville winery has just released a new cinematic-themed line of wines that pays homage to films, such as Jaws ($21), a 2015 Chardonnay; King Kong ($24), a 2014 cab; and Wizard of Oz ($24), a 2014 Merlot.  Buy all 3 and get them for $70!  


Cozy Blankets

Hands down an ongoing top seller for us at the Wine House!  
Who wouldn’t love a cozy blanket with a bottle of wine and some snacks.  Hurry in while they last!  

The Riedel “Swirl” Glasses

Unless I am setting a formal table, these are the only wine glasses I ever use anymore.  I love the indentation on the glass because I have small hands and I can get a better grasp while lifting the glass to my thirsty mouth.   They are sold individually for $8 and that my friends is a steal!!!!  


True Brands Freeze Glasses

While we are on the topic of glasses, I also love these freeze glasses.  They come in all styles for any kind of drink.  Just put them in the freezer or frig and they will keep your drinks cool for a very long time!  No need to use ice to dilute and ruin your drink.  They are also acrylic so you don’t have to worry about breaking them after one too many!  
$25 for a set of 2



Mud Pie Serving Pieces!

I have loved selling merchandise from the company Mud Pie!  Their pieces are perfect for entertaining and I have given them as gifts for several years now.  Stop in and check out the wine array of pieces perfect for gift giving or gift keeping!!!  

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Uncorked Re-Cycled Wine Bottle Candles

These were on my list two years ago because I cant seem to get enough of these!  My friend Kandy makes these and she uses 100% soy and gorgeous fragrances.  They burn even and clean and I love the way they smell without being too over powering.  I love saving bottles with fun labels for her to use but I also like her simple “Uncorked” labels too.  These make a great gift without having to spend too much money.  


Resident Chef Party Dips

Nothing says PARTY like these little naughties!  Easy and quick to make and lets face it….
who doesn’t love things mixed with mayo, cream cheese and sour cream. 



Winter Wine Picks

Hearsay Semillon/ Sauvignon Blanc – Because I love Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion, this wine is always at the top of my list!  There is also just a hint of Muscat Canelli in this wine which really shows the tropical fruit on the palate.  Only 420 cases produced of this little gem.  
Was $17.99  NOW  $11.99
Milliaire Pinot Grigio – Something different in a Pinot Grigio from a part of California most people have never heard of.  This lady hails from Calaveras Co. which is southeast of Sacramento in the Sierra Foothills region.  Steve Milliaire has been making wine for other people since 1981 and we fell in love with his own brand two years ago.  His Pinot Grigio is a terrific beverage that is light and crisp, with slender hints of refreshing grapefruit. Pleasant and well balanced. This wine pairs well with seafood and poultry.
Hoopla Chardonnay – Who doesn’t like a label with a dog on the front!  This isn’t just any dog however, this is Dante The Terrior!  He loves this Chardonnay because of its clear bright golden color! From the first pour, it explodes from the glass with tropical fruits, guava and crisp bright citrus notes, with a rich warm malted element that derives from our use of 10% barrel fermentation. In the mouth, it is bright, with a generous round viscosity. The clean crisp finish will have you wanting more.  It sees 90% stainless and 10% barrel.
Was $15.99  NOW  $12.99
Andis GSM – We have had quite the following of Andis wines over the past year.  The Andis Winery is a fairly new facility and sits in beautiful Amador Co. which is known for wonderful reds!  The GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedere) is brand new to the shop and I couldn’t help but choose this little guy for one of my fall picks.   This wine features rich and robust flavors of blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and black licorice that dance on your palate.
Cherry Cove Pinot Noir – How could we let Thanksgiving slide by without an Oregon Pinot Noir!  This Cherry bomb comes from our friends at Coleman Vineyards in Willamette Valley.  The ruby color of this wine suggests “classic Pinot” as the nose opens with fresh lavender and plum jam.  Across the palate are vibrant tones, from explosive red cherry on entry to the lush strawberry on the lively mid-palate.  Lingering floral tones hang for just a moment and carry through the soft finish. This is a steal for the price!
Esser Cabernet – I always like to choose a Cabernet in the Thanksgiving picks because not everyone sits at a traditional table with turkey.  Many customers tend to seek out game or beef instead. This award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from the Central Coast in CA. It elicits deep aromas of black cherry, plum, dark chocolate and oak spice. This lovely wine also contains mouth filling flavors of black fruits, cocoa and vanilla are balanced with integrated tannins and a lingering finish of sweet fruit and subtle spices.  Perfect for cool weather!

Happy Fall from the Wine House!

As we approach the 2016 holiday season, we want to take a moment to let you know how thankful we are for having you as a customer.  The Wine House staff is ready to help you with your wine and gift buying needs so please stop in and let us show you around!  We have new things to offer all of the time! 

We offer the perfect ideas for fall decorating or gifts and basket for your host/hostess at Thanksgiving! Take a look!






End Of Vintage Sale!

End of Vintage Sale
2013 Envy Cabernet
was $54.99  now $34.99
Don’t miss this sale while supplies last!
Wine Notes:
A stunning year for the Envy Vineyards, the Cabernet Sauvignon was selectively picked in three separate passes. The wine from this harvest presents a powerful core surrounded by fruit dimensions including cassis, black currant and hints of charred coconut and vanilla. A superbly balanced and flavorful Napa Cabernet that will only get better with age.
The origins of Envy Wines began in the mid 1980’s when the historic Carter House Victorian was built. When this small bed and breakfast became too popular for the crowd from the cities up and down the west coast the Hotel Carter was added and a restaurant (the highly regarded Restaurant 301) was needed for the guests. For the guests at the restaurant Mark Carter began compiling what has become (since 1998) a Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list. He began sourcing the best wines the world had to offer from first growth Bordeaux to the top Napa Cabernet and even the high quality, little-known gems that helped the wine list stand out. Because of the great recognition of the restaurant and its wine list Mark was able to host winemaker dinners with the likes of Dan Duckhorn and Nils Venge.
Mark and Nils became fast friends at these dinners while sharing their all encompassing passion for great wines. Mark wanted to expand his love of wines with his own wine label, Carter Cellars. His goal was to create the best Napa Cabernet that could be made. Nils Venge, the superstar winemaker responsible for receiving the first “perfect score” on a domestic wine from Robert M. Parker Jr. while at Groth in 1985, seemed like the perfect match on this quest for perfection.

Mark and Nils began looking for a permanent home for Carter Cellars and for a small Napa Winery at which they could produce wines from estate grown fruit. In 2006 they founded Envy Winery on Tubbs Lane in Calistoga. This 17 acre property specializes in Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc . Envy Wines has grown steadily over the years, and now produces nearly 2,500 cases of wine with grapes from our Estate Vineyard as well as several select vineyards throughout the Napa Valley.
If you like great Napa Cabs from boutique, small production wineries, this one is for you!  

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