Kris Chislett

The ULTIMATE Guide to Buying a Gift for a Wine Lover.

Buying a gift for a wine lover can be deceptively tricky. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a lot of wine-gadget junk on the market! Something that most-often looks “really cool” on the shelf at Target, once gifted to a wine lover I guarantee will result in them thinking: “What the hell am I going to use this piece of crap for?” The reason I know this is because I’ve had the exact…

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Win a Set of EssenTiles Wine Charms!

Imagine the scene, if you will: There’s a Christmas party at your house. You’ve invited everyone from your work, your friends, family, tennis partners…the whole shebang! Anyone of any relevance in your life is at your party! You went the extra step and splurged on an outside caterer, so the food is amazing! You dropped $7,000 on vino at the wine store just for this party. Everyone is having a blast! It’s actually the party…

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What Does the Personal Wine Cellar of a Wine Cellar Builder Look Like?

Another short Q & A with my good friend Curtis Dahl, owner of wine cellar builders Joseph & Curtis.   So I see you have a new wine cellar! Care to tell me a little bit about it…?  My main floor cellar was a conversion from an office to an “adult playroom.” It sits between my family and living room. It’s pretty visible from the entire 1st floor which is pretty cool. Anytime we have…

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14 of the Best DIY Wine Christmas Decoration Projects.

Once again we have an odd-number to begin this post with! Why 14 of the Best DIY Wine Christmas Decoration Projects, you ask? The answer is very simple: I need limit myself to a certain amount of time on Pinterest each week. The reason for that is: You know how Australian Aborigines believe that every time your photo is taken, you lose a small piece of your soul? Well, I have a similar theory about…

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Edmeades Late Harvest Zinfandel, Mendocino, California.

Grapes 100% Zinfandel   Facts I don’t feature dessert wines enough. It’s a shame really. The problem is that the majority of wine drinkers (at least the ones I encounter) just don’t understand dessert wines! I shouldn’t have to religiously state that “…dessert wines are generally meant to accompany (or even be served as) dessert…” but it seems that is continuously the case.Sure, you can’t get home from a long day at work and rip…

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SoireeHome Giveaway!

Oh wow! Look at all that! I do have to say I’m going to pat myself on the back for this one! The ultra-kind people at SoireeHome have graciously sent me one of each of their products as a holiday giveaway. This SoireeHome giveaway consists of: Soiree Wine AeratorIf you don’t know it by now, there’s a problem! There are a lot of wine gimmicks on this tiny planet, and at first glance the Soiree…

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Recipe for French Onion Soup

  If you’ve been following this blog over the past year, you’ll know that I’ve been putting together quite a few food and wine pairings, with individual wines paired with recipes. Well, I plan to continue with those, but I’m also looking to add these standalone recipes to the mix. My reasons are simple: The other pairings take so long to put together, mainly in photography, editing and writing time, that I found myself posting…

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