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Archive for March, 2012

Wine Decorating Ideas: The “Most Pinteresting” Products on WineEnthusiast.com

 
Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 4:07:41 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

 

Ever since the social photo-sharing site, Pinterest, launched, our customers have been feverishly pinning their favorite Wine Enthusiast products. It’s no surprise, as beautiful stemware, cork crafts and wine pairings make the perfect eye candy. To be honest, the level of enthusiasm has been beyond belief! We love seeing customers show-off their wine lifestyle in the fantastic boards they have been creating.
A selection of products has been far and away, the most “pinteresting.” Below are the top pinned products on Pinterest. Why do you think these are so popular? Are you on Pinterest? Follow us @WineEnthusiast and show us your boards!

 

 

Handmade Vintage Oak Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table ($795) – With over 10,000 pins, this handsome coffee table is a must-have item for Pinterest users who say “Love this!” and “have to have!” Use it as a living room conversation-starter and tuck your favorite wine magazines inside it, it is as beautiful as it is functional.

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Wine Bottle House Numbers ($14.95)- If one thing is clear about Pinterest users, they love expressing themselves. These Wine Bottle House Numbers allow owners to announce their oenophile-status to passerbys. Whether for a vineyard or a new home, people are showing their style with these hand painted markers.

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Wine Cork Lazy Susan Kit ($129.95) – Our cork kits are perennially popular but the Lazy Susan size is the favorite among Pinterest users. Our guess is that this swiveling buffet not only preserves memories, it encourages sharing! And Pinterest is all about sharing. Pin It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine Bottle Oil Lamp Kit ($29.95)- Crafty pinners go wild for this kit which turns an old wine bottle into an elegant candle. What’s the most popular board it goes on? “Products I Love.”

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Heart Shaped Corkboard/Cork Trivet Kit ($24.95)- Pinterest users also express their love by pinning our sweet Heart Shaped Corkboard. This was a big hit on Valentine’s Day but continues to be sought-after as a lovely keepsake.

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Wine Glass Chandelier ($249.95)- Comments like “YES” and “fabulous” are just a few of the remarks made on Pinterest about this stem-filled chandelier. And the best part, as pinners say, it’s self cleaning!

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Recycled Wine Bottle Tealight Holder ($39.95)- Old wine bottles find a new use with these recycled tealight holders, sure to light up the tables of Pinterest users across the country.

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Meet Our Wine Storage Consultants: David Moseler

 
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 11:38:30 AM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Next in our Wine Storage Consultant series is David Moseler. David has been building wine cellars with Wine Enthusiast for 8 years. His design work has been featured on WNBC 4 New York. He enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with his family and taking guitar lessons. He learned about wine through his history in the wine import business, taking classes at the WSET and  travels in Argentina to visit family.

What was your “Epiphany” wine?
I recall enjoying a 1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape in Avignon France and something just clicked inside of me.  While in California, nothing compared to drinking Rubicon on their Estate

What is the most memorable Wine Cellar you have built?
A 2000 bottle cellar including redwood tongue and groove paneling on the ceiling and walls, a wrought iron door and it only took one design revision.  The customer asked me to design a cellar I would want and he loved it so much he said “I’ll take it!”

What is your favorite Wine Storage Product and why?
I love designing and building wine rooms.  It gives me tremendous satisfaction to see a basement or spare room transformed into a beautiful wine cellar that the owner can be proud of.

How do you store your wine?
Being that I live in a condo, I store about 180+ bottles inside of a Eurocave Performance 283 with brushed aluminum trim

If you had to give 1 wine storage tip, what would it be?
Enjoy your wine.  As much fun as collecting is, at times it is even more enjoyable consuming and appreciating how the wine has evolved.  I always buy at least 2 bottles at this point…one to drink now and one to enjoy in a few years!

What have you drank lately that wowed you?
To this day, I have never tasted anything that came close to the time I was dining at Gilt in the New York Palace Hotel and the sommelier offered our table the rest of an 1834 Madeira…heaven in a bottle.

Follow David on Twitter @WE_DavidMoseler !


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