Texas Wine Lover Event – Spicewood Vineyards Pair It with the Claret 2016

It’s time for the 8th annual Pair it with the Claret Chili Cook-off at Spicewood Vineyards in Spicewood, Texas on February 27, 2016 from 1-6 pm.  Lance and I have attended two of the last three years and we highly recommend that you join us!

This is a friendly competition to see who can make the best chili that pairs with Spicewood Vineyards Cabernet Claret.  You get to sample chili and wine and listen to live music.

The Cabernet Claret is a light red wine that pairs well with spicy foods like, chili, stuffed jalapenos and tacos.

We hope to see you there!

It’s best to buy your tickets ahead of time.



Jennifer and Lance Sterling


Tis’ the Season for Giving….and We Have Some Great Gifts to Give


If you have wine lovers on your list, we’ve got so many stylish and unique gift baskets to choose from, here are just a few.

The Napa Wine Gift Picnic Basket is the perfect choice for a romantic rendezvous for two!  It is handcrafted from willow and fully lined with your choice of red checked or a colorful leaf pattern.  It comes with a wooden cutting board, two cotton napkins, two wine glasses, one cheese knife and a waiter style corkscrew.

Picnicking for four?  Then the Highlander Wine Gift Picnic Basket will beautifully fill the bill. Exquisitely handcrafted from brown rattan and bamboo, it is fully lined with quilted cotton.  It comes fully equipped with four, nine inch melamine plates, one wooden cutting board, one plastic food container, one wine duffel, one set of salt and pepper shakers, four, eight ounce wine glasses, one picnic blanket, four each of stainless steel knives, forks and spoons and of course a waiter style corkscrew.

An exclusive gift for a complete service for four-on wheels!  The Exeter Wine Picnic Trolley Basket is for the most discriminating outdoor enthusiasts.  It has an extra long three foot telescoping retractable trolley handle and durable wheels and frame, making it perfect for elegant picnics, romantic outings, festivals or outdoor concerts.  This stunning basket comes with four, eight inch square ceramic dinner plates, four wine glasses, four vine print cotton napkins and a large 48×72 inch matching tablecloth, four each stainless steel knives, forks and spoons, one set of salt and pepper shakers, one wooden cutting board, one cheese knife and last but certainly not least, the waiter style corkscrew.

All of our Picnic Plus and Picnic Time products come with a 100% Lifetime Guarantee!!

Unique Wine Barrel Gifts Made in the USA!

The season of giving is quickly coming upon us.  Look at the holiday decorations, right there next to the Halloween skeletons! Its begun.  Here are some great ideas for gift giving time for the wine lovers on your list.

A beautiful, hand crafted wine barrel clock.  Made from an authentic used Napa Valley wine barrel head, the clock has barrel markings burnt into the wood, and as each is unique, these marks will vary. A one of a kind piece, not found anywhere else.  Hanging hardware is already installed, just pop in a AA battery and it’s ready to go.

For a personalized gift, I suggest the  Personalized Quarter Barrel Head Table.  It would make a beautiful addition to anyone’s wine bar, wine cellar, or anywhere in your home. Laser engraving the recipient’s’ name, year, place, city and state, make this table a unique wine gift.  The table comes with a wrought iron base and some assembly is required

A Wine Barrel Lazy Susan is also an excellent gift for the wine aficionado in your life.  It is hand crafted from a recycled head of a wine barrel.  It is stained and varnished in your choice of light oak, dark oak or red wine stain.  Each lazy susan has the barrel maker’s branding mark on top and that wonderful aroma of aged wine infused into the barrel on the underside.  What a perfect gift for get togethers with the family, parties or game night.

Wine Barrel Accessories for Your Pet

I once lived across the street from a woman who had a sweet gentle dog that she named after her favorite wine, Merlot.  Really. Every time she called for her dog, I thought she was out of wine.  One of the beautiful items Merlot would’ve loved is the Raised Dog Feeder.  It is lovingly hand crafted out of authentic wine barrel staves and a recycled oak barrel head.  It comes with two stainless steel bowls (3 ½ cups each) that fit perfectly in the cut out holes.  It stands 10 inches tall, is 23 inches wide and 12 inches deep.  It can be stained in your choice of four different stains, Cabernet, Natural, English Chestnut or Golden Oak,  to compliment just about any decor. 

 The Wine Barrel Dog Bed is also a charming addition to your home.  It is custom made using a recycled wine barrel, and measures 26 inches in diameter at the top and is 14 inches high. It will nicely accommodate a small or medium size dog. It comes with a blue plaid pet pillow and is also available in the same four stain choices as the raised dog feeder.   

Merlot would’ve definitely enjoyed each of these items.  I’m just glad my neighbors favorite wine wasn’t gewurztraminer.

Top 3 Ways to Decorate (And Save Space) with Our Wine Barrel Furniture

You’re short on space, but long on style? Can you tell the difference between a Sirah and a Petit Sirah with your eyes closed? Let’s talk about ways to decorate using beautifully crafted wine barrel furniture.

Here’s a unique way to display your wine bottles and wine glasses as well as a great conversation piece, our Wine Barrel Rack made from half a barrel, it sits flush to the wall, saving space, yet can accommodate up to fifteen wine bottles. It is hand crafted and can be finished in one of four different shades, which makes it a breeze to coordinate with your existing furniture.

Want the perfect place to keep your wine chilled to serving temperature and also have a place to serve it? Check out our Wine Barrel Cabinet Wine Chiller with room for 8 bottles in the chiller as well as four more underneath, at the ready for guests, expected or otherwise.

How about a savvy piece that triples its efficiency? This Wine Rack Table serves three purposes, holding wine bottles on two lower shelves while wine glasses hang upside down beneath the unique double wine barrel top, which can hold cheese and crackers…or whatever suits you!

Sports Gifts for Wine Lovers

Personalized NFL Gift Set

The perfect gift for the man that has everything! Think Father’s Day, Birthdays or Graduation Gifts.

The Personalized NFL Gift Set includes a brushed stainless steel flask and an officially licensed NFL Zippo lighter.

The NFL Wine Bottle Stopper and Corkscrew Set is a thoughtful gift for just about anyone, including your friends, family, employees or the football party host and hostess. They will use these time and again.  First, use the NFL corkscrew to open your bottle of wine, then pop in the NFL team bottle topper until your ready for another pour.

Rojaus Wine Decanters In Stock!

The RoJaus Wine Decanter presents an elegant serving piece to complement all enthusiasts’ wine collections. The RoJaus wine decanter was created to entertain as well as enhance the wine’s bouquet.

As wine is poured into the decanter, it wraps around the wine bubble exposing it to the air. The bouquet is released and the wine is allowed to breathe. Once decanted, the unique RoJaus nozzle easily dispenses wine into a wine glass.

These Rojaus Wine Decanters are the perfect Wine Gift. They are in stock now. Buy Today!

Wine Gifts – Wine Ornaments – Grape Ornaments

Wine Gifts – Wine Ornaments – Grape Ornaments

November 15th, 2011

Santa Wine Ornament

Santa Wine Ornament

Are you looking for wine themed Christmas ornaments? Wine and grape ornaments will be a nice addition to give with a bottle of wine. Wine-themed ornaments are a treasure for any wine lover!

Grape Ornament

Grape Ornament

Did you know that Grape ornaments are traditional symbols of friendship? Not only is the giving of a grape ornament a pledge of friendship, it is also symbolic of sharing a friendly glass of wine. Cheers!

Wine Cork Ornaments

Wine Cork Ornaments

Wine Cork Cage Ornament