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Wine Spotlight: Bonfire Ember Red Blend



California blend of Petite Sirah & Grenache

Silky, fruity medium body and a juicy smooth, soft fruit tannin finish. Vibrantly expressive aromas and flavors of honeyed cherries, chocolate blueberries, and apricots. A very attractive and easy drinking fruit driven red wine.



  • Two bottles per pouch
  • Wines stay fresh for 30 days after opening
  • Easy open pour tap
  • Lightweight + will not break
  • Chills in 50% less time than a bottle



About the company

Entrepreneurial spirit, an aspiration for wine, and expert knowledge of the retail packaging industry led Eric Steigelman to found Bonfire Wines in late 2011. After graduating from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008 with a BS in Packaging Science, Eric began working for a global packaging manufacturer where he worked closely with consumer packaged goods companies including Ocean Spray Cranberries and Nestle North America. Eric's goal was to create a new brand of wine that offered convenience and sustainability unlike anything else on the market.



Company: Bonfire
Brand:  Ember Red Blend
Slogan:  Bonfire Wines
Origin:  US
Category:  Wine
Packaging:  1.5L
Claims:  Fruity medium body and a juicy smooth finish
Variants:  View product range here
Price: $14.99
Where to Buy:  US, Buy Online
Website: http://www.drinkbonfire.com/




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Company Spotlight: Oak Bottle – Infuses wine & spirits with oaky flavors quickly



No more bulky Barrels

The oak barrel is considered the most traditional oak infuser but it can be bulky and awkward to handle. The Oak Bottle puts the infuser in the palm of your hand.


Get rid of the complicated spirals

Oak spirals overcomplicate the oak infusion process and they displace valuable volume. The Oak Bottle is simple, fast, and effective.


Avoid messy oak chips

Oak chips leave residue and sediment in the wine or spirit and they are difficult to remove. The Oak Bottle will not leave behind residue.


Oak flavor in just 24 to 48 hours

A typical oaking process can take months to years for full oak infusion. The Oak bottle infuses the same amount of flavor in 24-48 hrs.


Simply pour and serve

Whether you are an experienced wine or spirit maker, just starting out, or wanting to improve a bought wine or spirit. The Oak Bottle makes your ordinary extraordinary.






About the company:

Many winemakers believe that what makes a truly great wine great is more a matter of what occurs in the vineyard than what happens inside the winery or distillery. We agree, the winemaker or distiller can only highlight flavors and aromas that already exist, not invent flavor. That is what the art of oaking is all about. For centuries, winemakers and distillers have used oak to bring out the best in wine and spirits. The biggest problem aside from the cost of oak barrels is the amount of time it takes for the oaking process to work. This is where the Oak Bottle® comes in. Using a simple volume to surface area equation it's easy to understand how a vessel with more surface area touching less volume can infuse the wine or spirit quicker. Our goal is to make the oak infusion process simple, fast, and cost effective so that just about anyone can become a winemaster from the comfort of their own home. Read More



Company: Oak Bottle
Brand: Oak Bottle
Slogan: Master Infuser
Origin: USA
Category: Bottle
Claims: simple, fast, and effective
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: oakbottle.com




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Packaging Spotlight: Rose Flamingo Wine




Designed by
By Patrick Seymour and Waldemar Art




The idea to create a beverage with the image of flamingo was born a long, long time ago. Flamingo is very graceful, beautiful and lightsome bird, and I was looking for a visual character… I wanted to create such illustration, which could transfuse all those qualities and this is the moment when the Adobe Illustrator showed up – with its’ splash screen of the lions’ picture. It came to me in a flash: flamingo should be in this kind of style! I decided to write to Mr. Patrick Seymour and to suggest him a partnership, which he accepted.

In order to emphasize the shapeliness of the flamingo, I decided to add the element on the bottle – symbol, reminding the leg of flamingo. Design of bottle is original, unique, unusual and it underlines lightness and gracefulness of flamingo.

- Waldemar Art


























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Wine Spotlight: 2014 Underwood Rosé Wine


A new offering from the Rosé City! Drinkable, unpretentious and travel-ready, this is the perfect wine for action lounging, such as poolside shindigs, outdoor music festivals, backyard BBQ's with friends or anywhere that calls for serious lounging. It's set to become your favorite spring and summer staple.

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, watermelon, and peach



About the Company
My name is Ryan Harms, and I founded Union Wine Company.

I moved to Oregon in 2001 and embraced wholeheartedly the region’s unique spirit and passion for craftsmanship, finally deciding in 2005 to satisfy that entrepreneurial bug that had been nagging me to start something that I could be proud of.

I’ve worked for some great Oregon wineries throughout my career. In so many cases, my friends wanted to support us, but simply couldn’t afford to. I decided that I wasn’t going to accept that wine made in Oregon had to be expensive. So, Union is about creating something that I can share with friends and family and make accessible, without sacrificing quality.. Read More





Company: Union Wine Company
Brand: Underwood
Origin: USA
Category: Wine
Packaging:  750ml
Claims: 13%
Variants: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rosé
Price: $12.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: unionwinecompany.com






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Company Spotlight: Sip and Learn – the wine tasting box



Sip and Learn is the new way to learn more about wine tasting whilst drinking great wines we specially picked for you.

Our customers receive a Sip & Learn wine tasting box every month. Each box contain 2 carefully selected bottle of wine and an education booklet.
We have built a comprehensive program that will take you on a full learning journey, from the basics of wine tasting to the specifics of the bottles in your box. You will also learn about food & wine pairing, the key wine regions in the world and much more.

Our mission is to make you discover great wines and teach you how to enjoy them best.
The more you know about wine, the more you'll enjoy drinking it.





How Does it work


Follow the program

We have created a 12-month program that will take you on a journey to discover the basics about wine. Each month the content will be divided in 2 section:

Learn the basics

That can be applied to all sort of wines. For example, how to taste wine, which glasses to chose or where aromas come from in wine.

Learn while sipping

The 2 bottles in each box have been carefully selected to help you discover critical things about wine, through wine tasting: develop your palate and learn about the main characteristics of wine.



More about Sip and Learn:

Sip & Learn was founded in 2014 by Marie-Anne and Sylvain and is bringing a complete new way of consuming wine and learning about wine.

For us it's all about making it easy for our subscribers as well as friendly and fun.

Each month the 2 wines selected are demonstrating in the best way possible the main theme of the month (for example in the box number 5 we are presenting 2 bottles of Chardonnays, one oaked and one un-oaked to demonstrate how wine making affects the aroma).

Our subscription, for a full wine-tasting programme and specifically selected wine comes at an attractive price with full flexibility as you can pause and restart your subscription at any time.

We deliver to homes and offices which makes Sip & Learn fully adapted for busy workers living in city areas.

Sip & Learn was created by a wine novice and a wine expert achieving the perfect balance between providing simple basic information and more in-depth articles.

We are planning to create more programmes in the future to cater for more specific needs but for now we are working on our Learn the basics programme and hope you will like it as much as we do!


The Wine Tasting Box makes for a very special gift and gift cards are available at the link below




Company: Sip & Learn
Brand: The Wine Tasting Box
Slogan: Become a wine expert Sip and Learn
Origin: UK
Category: Wine
Price: £30 per month
Where to Buy: Subscribe, Shop Online
Website: sipandlearn.co.uk




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Product Spotlight: Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream




So apparently, there’s wine with ice cream in it.

Before you dismiss this creamy concoction as just another “measly wine-flavored ice cream,” let’s get one thing straight: it’s not. Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream, with their up-to-5% alcohol by volume content ice cream, can actually get you pleasantly buzzed. (Let us conveniently remind you that your average beer ranges from 4-6% ABV.)

The company’s ice cream even comes in flavors like Cherry Merlot, Chocolate Cabernet, Red Raspberry Chardonnay, Peach White Zinfandel, and Riesling, among others. If you’re extra-keen on having breakfast, Mercer’s Dairy ships all their products overnight on dry ice to anywhere in the grand ole’ USA. Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream can also be found at different locations across the states — so that adventurous winos everywhere can get their fix.









About the Company
Mercer’s Dairy in Boonville, NY strives to offer local products. We have Amish butter, Lowville Cheese Curd, Croghan Bologna, Ross Farms Beef Jerky & Sticks, Grandma’s Donuts & Caramel Corn, Black River Valley Farms Eggs, Swiss’er Sweet Maple Syrup, a selection of Cheeses & Spreads from Adirondack Cheese Company, and Crowley Milk Products.

Of course, we also keep most of our frozen treat flavors on hand in our store, so you can get your ice cream or sherbet, whenever you want. Plus, we make our own ice cream sandwiches (available individually, 6-packs & 12-packs). For that special occasion, we also offer homemade ice cream cakes. We’ll serve up your soft-serve cones, milkshakes, banana splits, and much more. Stop in and let us serve you today!






Company: Mercer's Wine Ice Cream
Brand: Mercer's Wine Ice Cream
Slogan: The Ultimate Pairing
Origin: USA
Category: Ice Cream
Packaging: 1 pint (473ml)
Nutritional Information: View Here
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Retail Locations
Website: mercerswineicecream.com











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Cocktail Spotlight: Sangria Lolea Nº1 – Sparkling Red Sangria with Spanish Wine



Sangria is a traditional and popular beverage of many people in Spain. It is part of Spanish history and tourism especially in the summer, because it is a refreshing drink synonymous with beach, sun and chiringuito.

In each house they have their own sangria recipe, and in CASA LOLEA, we have ours. Artisan development with a combination of wine and fruit with a frizzante touch, at a rate that only we know.




Traditional tasting notes begin by talking about colour and appearance. Here there are no surprises a light cherry red tone, clean, bright and attractive with a slight effervescence of fine, steady bubbles. Next is the olfactory phase.

Here, Lolea sets itself apart from all other sangrias that we have tasted so far. It smells like a fresh, young wine! And of cherry, orange peel, lemon drops, cinnamon and sour strawberry. Its intense, pleasant aromas are married with crisps nuances of grapes and sweet fruit. But the best has yet to come. Full-bodied and ample on the palate, Lolea confirms all the olfactory suspicions, following them with the experience of a wide array of ripe red berries and blue flowers, where you appreciate the noblest part of the wine and tannins.

It has a very silky carbonic composition and slightly bitter finish that invites you to enjoy it.




Sangria is a traditional and popular drink in many Spanish towns, it is an integral part of the country’s history and tourism, above all in summer because it is a refreshing drink, synonymous with beach, sun, and a nice beach bar.
Each household in Spain has its own sangria recipe and in Casa Lolea we have our own secret blend, fully artisan, a perfect combination of wine and fruit with a frizzante touch.
Sangria can be prepared with red or white wine, the latter being known as Clarea.
Sangria is healthy and natural. It is synonymous with social gatherings, celebration and joy. The perfect refreshing drink for parties and gatherings, with friends and family gathered around a large glass of chilled Sangria, LOLEA brings a sophisticated touch with style and taste.



Company: Sangría Lolea
Brand: Sangría Lolea
Origin: Spain
Category: Cocktail
Packaging: 750 ml
Claims: All Natural
Variants: View Range Here
Where to Buy: Store Finder
Website: www.sangrialolea.com






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Wine Spotlight: Luc Belaire Rosé



BELAIRE ROSE is handcrafted from a blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah grapes selected for their vibrant, fresh character. Each of these three grapes adds something special to the wine:

• Grenache gives body, warmth and hints of blackberry and blackcurrant
• Cinsault adds aromatic cherry blossom on the nose, finesse, and a supple texture to the finish
• Syrah accounts for BELAIRE ROSÉ’s beautiful color and provides roundness and a toasty richness to the wine.

Carefully aged before release, the blend is imbued with a delightful effervescence, resulting in a beautiful, deep red sparkling Rosé with aromas of strawberry and blackcurrant. A final liqueur de dosage addition of 100% Syrah adds a sweet - but not too sweet - nuance, resulting in a perfect harmony of aroma, taste, body, and finish.


Each bottle of BELAIRE ROSÉ is born in southeastern France's Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region, the stunningly beautiful home of the famed coastal cities of Marseilles, Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Antibe, Grasse, Toulon - and the world's finest Rosé wines.

Roughly 150 miles wide from the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera), Monaco, and French Alps along the Italian border to the east to the Rhone River valley to the west and Mediterranean to the south, this picturesque setting provides a lush backdrop for the crafting of the wines that have made the region famous.

Here, amid sun-drenched vineyards cooled by the Le Mistral sea winds, against the stunning backdrop of the snow-capped French Alps, wines have been made for more than 2,500 years. This rich heritage of wine craft and perfect terroir for cultivating the grapes of the Rosé blend can be experienced in each glass of BELAIRE ROSÉ.



About the company:

According to legend, the monk who first tasted sparkling wine famously exclaimed, "Come quickly - I am tasting the stars!" The monk's "stars" - the tens of millions of bubbles in each bottle of sparkling wine - were the "big bang" of the world's love affair with bubbles.

At our Maison, established in 1898, 6th generation winemakers oversee production of each bottle of BELAIRE, ensuring that the perfect balance is realized in each bottling, maintaining the delicate, refreshing blend characteristic of our cuvées. Read More



Company: Luc Belaire
Brand: Luc Belaire
Origin: France
Category: Wine
Packaging: 750 ml
Alcohol by Volume: 11.5 %
Claims: A perfect harmony of aroma, taste, body, and finish. Carefully aged before release
Where to Buy: Coming Soon
Website: www.lucbelaire.com





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Personal Care Spotlight: Rewined Candles


A treat for wine lovers. Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, these Rewined Candles evoke your favorite vintage with their subtle wine-inspired appearance and aroma. To create them, all-natural soy wax is hand poured into vessels made of repurposed wine bottles.

•11 oz; burn time up to 80 hours.
•100% fragrance-infused soy wax, cotton wick.
•Wine-inspired scents; see Details + Dimensions for scent descriptions.
•Vessels handcrafted of repurposed glass; Rose candle comes in a clear vessel.
•Made in the USA.




Spiked Cider: This fall favorite offers a rich blend of fresh apple, cinnamon, and clove, with aromas of buttery dark rum.
Rose: Bright aromas of lush red fruit balanced by a sophisticated floral undertone. Notes of rose petal, white peach, pink peppercorn and crisp minerality harmonize together to complete this balanced, easy-to-sip varietal.
Under the Tree: The scent of a fresh cut Christmas tree brings back some of our favorite holiday memories. Reminisce about your holiday memories and create new ones with our winter seasonal candle that offers inviting notes of blue spruce and a hint of bright citrus.
Sangria: This refreshing summer cocktail offers notes of ripe mandarin orange, juicy pineapple, lush cranberries and a dash of cinnamon.
Mimosa: The most festive of cocktails, with the effervescent flavors that remind us of the spring. Made from a classic recipe of champagne and fresh squeezed orange. Let these crisp aromatics awaken your sense.
Cabernet: While sampling this deep red varietal, look for rich aromas of black cherry and currant. Let the background notes of smoke and toast round out this bold red.
Champagne: This festive varietal evokes feelings of celebration and joy. Look for sweet notes of white grape, honey, fresh baked bread and light citrus.
Chardonnay: This rich, white varietal offers warm notes of vanilla, butter and burnt toast. Look for deep hazelnut and cedarwood undertones.
Merlot: As you enjoy this medium bodied varietal, let the bold aromas of violet and rose take hold. Pick up the scent of ripe pomegranate and plum followed by cool vanilla finish.
Pinot Grigio: In this smooth, clean white varietal look for smooth aroma of sandalwood and crisp minerality held together by a strong citrus backbone.
Pinot Noir: This early, complex wine mimics the ground that produces it. Fresh fig and cranberry, rooted by the rustic aromas of leather and violet, finishing with hints of musky earth tones.
Riesling: A sweet, lush varietal offering the scent of Asian pear, juicy tropical fruits, and ripe citrus. Look for subtle notes of honey and a light floral essence.
Sauvignon Blanc: A crisp and refreshing white varietal delivers clean herbal notes of basil and mint, followed by freshly mown grass and a hint of tart grapefruit.
Carmenere: This rare, deep violet varietal is rich with the aromas of blackberry and green pepper. Bold notes of Chilean spice are in perfect harmony with soft herbal tones and a black fruit finish.



Company: Rewined
Brand: Rewined
Origin: USA
Category: Candles
Packaging: 12oz
Claims: Handcrafted
Variants: Spiked Cider, Rose, Under the Tree, Mimosa, Cabernet Champagne, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir
Price: $25-$28
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Website: rewinedcandles.com










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Packaging Spotlight: Wine, or maybe not?




Designed by
Constantin Bolimond
Dmitry Patsukevich

May be it is wine, may be not. We are inviting you to find out yourselves. The contents have been kept secret for already 26 years now. While the ingredients remain the same, their proportions differ from time to time. That is why you will never get bored from this drink! We can assure you that you will not be left disappointed.

The design is inspired by the works of Pieter Mondrian.











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