Man Buys Girlfriend Gift She Actually Likes

Posted by Personal Wine on November 21, 2016

Austin, TX- After many failed attempts of gifting his girlfriend tacky socks, a matching pajama set and the end of season clearance pumpkin spice candle, local Austin man wondered why his girlfriend threatened to break up with him if he got her another gift that sucked. Luckily for him, after he searched for "Gifts that don't suck" in Google, he came across Personal Wine and sent his girlfriend a gift that she would actually enjoy. It was a personalized bottle of wine that had the words "Best Girlfriend Ever" engraved on it. It only took him a few minutes to place his order and he finally got to move from the couch back into the bedroom. 

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10 Gifts No One Wants This Holiday Season

Posted by Personal Wine on November 18, 2016

Are you wondering what to give your loved ones this holiday season but don't have much time to think of an extravagent gift? Check out a few of these quick and easy Holiday tips to make sure your gift doesn't suck without wasting a bunch of time on it.

#1: Don't add more to the sock drawer (just life feet, socks stink).

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Rules of Gift Giving

Posted by Anthony D'Addeo on November 16, 2016

We've spent nearly two decades thinking about what makes a great gift great, here are the common threads relating to rules of gift giving that we've found:

Rule #1 - Give something people actually want

We've all been there - that awkward moment when you open up a gift and realize you'll be waiting for the day when you can throw this thing away. Material goods are ubiquitous in our time, and sometimes more stuff feels like more burden. 

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Wine Bottle Ring Toss Game - DIY

Posted by Michael Cousins on November 7, 2016

It can often be difficult to give away bottles of wine in groups. The intimacy of gift-giving is at times lost through this type of repetitive & chaotic exchange.

We created this exciting ring toss game that will challenge your recipients to win their wine prize. This amusing sport can be played at weddings, corporate events and any holiday party.

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How Working Out Gets You Sparkling Wine

Posted by Michael Cousins on November 7, 2016

When people think of good activities that pair well with wine, what first comes to mind is: a happy hour with friends, listening to live music outdoors or even an intimate night alone with their significant other. We decided to try and add one more activity to that list: spinning. Spin class has become the newest workout craze that has everyone dancing on those stationary bikes, even celebrities like Ariana Grande doing it on stage during award shows!

We partnered up with DEFINE Body & Mind, a high-end fitness studio, and hosted two "Ride For Wine" events taught by our marketing lead, Alex Strubbe - a part-time spin instructor. Participants in the event endured a 45 minute spin class then quenched their thirst with glasses of Conde Laurel Cava Brut Sparkling Wine engraved with DEFINE's logo. 

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How Sweet Wine is Made

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on June 5, 2016

How It’s Made

When a winemaker decides to produce a sweet wine, he or she faces a dilemma: sugar is required to make the wine taste sweet, but the sugars in grape juice are converted into alcohol during fermentation.

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Employee Holiday Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on June 1, 2016

If you run a business, then you probably already know how important employee recognition is. Affirming and rewarding your employees speaks volumes to them. It motivates them to keep working hard. One excellent way to express appreciation is with personal, meaningful gifts for employees, especially on holidays. In this blog we’ll detail several holidays in which employee gift giving is appropriate and encouraged, along with some small gift ideas.

 

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Personalized Corporate Gifts

Posted by Personal Wine on May 29, 2016

Keeping your most important clients satisfied and delighted to be doing business with you is an extremely important strategy for any corporation. There are many different ways to do this, but giving your VIP clients a personalized gift is at the top of the list. Giving an impressive corporate wine gift will not only express customer appreciation but it will also increase the loyalty of your clients. Here are 4 corporate gift ideas that won’t be forgotten by your top wine-loving clients.

 

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About Rose Wine

Posted by Darren Scott - Sommelier on May 25, 2016

How It’s Made

There are three basic methods to know about rosé wine production: limited skin maceration, saignée or “bleeding,” and blending.  As we mentioned in our guide on Red Wine Basics, red wine gets all of its color from the time it spends in contact with the skins of the grapes during fermentation.  As such, a winemaker may purposefully craft rosé wine by reducing the maceration to a period of hours or days depending on the desired color, which ranges from pale pink to cherry red.  This is widely regarded as the best technique for rosé production.  The method known as saignée is a variant on this procedure and involves “bleeding” juice from a maceration, creating a rosé wine as a byproduct of red wine fermentation.  Finally, rosé can be made by blending a small amount of red wine into a white wine to give it color, but this practice is prohibited in most wine regions. The notable exception to this is Rosé Champagne - the world’s most expensive type of rosé wine - which is almost always assembled from a blend of red and white base wines. 

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The Best Father's Day Quotes

Posted by Morgan Ainsworth on May 22, 2016

We loves dads. They’re the strong providers, the givers of wise advice, and oftentimes they have quite the quirky sense of humor. If it weren’t for dads, who else would kill the spiders, take the car for an oil change, or insist on embarrassing you by intimidating your boyfriend?

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