• 3 Tips for Planning Your Spring Winery Outfit

    “What if I’m underdressed?” – If you are at all worried about your outfit for your first Virginia winery experience this spring, take a deep breath. You are not alone. We have a few tips to not only look your best, but feel your best while you explore your palate this spring!

    1. Comfort is Key – As much as it is second nature to dress to impress, you want to be at your most comfortable so that you can properly enjoy the day! The last thing you want is to feel rushed to get home to take off those heels or ditch the suit jacket. Consider materials that are lightweight and dress in a style that feels natural for you. Come as you are!
    1. Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold – Temperatures in wine country can fluctuate, even on the same day. You may order inside or enjoy a tasting, but then decide to enjoy another glass out on the patio. Dressing in layers that you can put on or take off will help you as you transition from indoors to outdoors, or if the forecast takes a sudden turn!
    1. The Future’s so Bright – One of the best parts of enjoying a Virginia winery is taking in the gorgeous scenery. You’ll likely want to spend a bit of time in the great outdoors! Remembering to apply sunscreen before your trip can be a lifesaver – and remembering to toss a tube in your purse if you are planning to stay most of the day. A lightweight, breathable material, floppy hat, and sunglasses can come to your aid in looking past the heat during these spring months.

    Above all…remember to come as you are! Wineries are meant for everyone to enjoy. There is no dress code, no criteria you must meet. Wear what feels comfortable, keeps you cool, and allows you to stay and make the most out of a beautiful day with a glass in hand!

  • How to Wrap a Wine Bottle

    Your holiday shopping is done. You’ve checked your list twice and found the perfect gift for everyone on it. The holiday cheer is rolling in as you begin wrapping each one and placing them around your tree. You can’t wait to see the look on everyone’s face as they open what you picked just for them! Then you remember the wine bottle. You hunted forever to find the wine your loved one was raving about, but now…now you have to try to wrap it.

    Just like you, we used to think there was no true easy way to wrap a wine bottle. It was either hours spent rolling, unrolling, and rolling the paper around the bottle again or crumbled corners and uneven bows. Some years, you were tempted just to toss it in a bag.

    We are excited to share the adorable, but easy ways we’ve learned to wrap a wine bottle!

    1. Turn your wine bottle into the perfect, chic themed gift!
    Wrap your bottle in a tea towel. You can pick out a holiday towel or find one that matches their kitchen decor.
    Not only is this a quick, fun way to wrap the bottle, but it protects the bottle by providing an extra layer of cushion. This dual purpose gift is bound to be a hit among your friends and family.
    If you want to continue the theme, adding a small cheese board is a beautiful addition to your wonderfully wrapped bottle of wine!

    2. Dress up your gift by dressing up the bottle!
    Turn your favorite pair of socks into an adorable bottle sweater! Keep it simple and put one sock on each bottle of wine, or use the pair to transform your bottle into a boot.
    This practical, but fun gift provides your loved one with all of the best comforts (wine and warm tootsies) during these cold winter months.

    3. Keep it simple!
    Nothing makes someone’s eyes light up like seeing a bottle of their favorite wine under the tree with their name on it! Why wrap the bottle at all? You can dress the gift up with an elegant ribbon around the neck, adding mulling spices, or even including a recipe card for a dish that pairs beautifully with that bottle. Cute, easy, practical, and avoids the mess of paper!

    No matter how you choose to wrap (or not wrap) these bottles of wine, they are sure to bring a big smile to your loved one’s face. Remember to keep it cheerful, fun, and simple this holiday.

    Still need to pick out that perfect bottle for someone on your list?
    Check out our available wines for gifting!

  • Gifts for Wine Lovers

    The holidays are almost here. If your family is anything like ours, you may have a few “hard to shop for” folks on your list. A time that is meant to be joyous and pleasant can easily turn stressful as you try to find the perfect gift for everyone. Not to worry! We have a few tricks up our sleeve for the wine lovers in your life. 

    1. A Blind Tasting Wine Game – There are few households that truly don’t love a good board game. Combine that with their passions for tasting and drinking great wines and you are sure to have a winner! Each player brings a bottle of wine and the rest is history.
    2. A Passion Journal – Why not give your friend who is passionate about wine the opportunity to track their favorite wines? This journal allows the writer to keep track of all of their favorite wines, wineries, etc. and keep notes so they can remember for next time!
    3. Wine Stain Remover – You never know when this will come in handy. Everything is going great. A nice relaxing evening by your fireplace and next thing you know the wine glass gets knocked over and there goes your favorite sweater. It is never a bad thing to be prepared!
    4. Wine Infused Salt – For the practical wine drinker and chef in your life, this salt set is sure to be a huge hit. All of the aromas and flavors you love added to your food in the form of salt! 
    5. Picnic Tote – This gift is perfect for the adventurous, winery hopping family! The tote safely fits two bottles of wine, glasses, and keeps your cheese and meat trays cool inside. It is roomy, but also compact and easy to travel with!

    There is nothing wrong with purchasing a more traditional gift either! The wine lover in your lill absolutely love any gift that comes from your heart. You can never go wrong with a bottle of their favorite wine, a gift card to their most frequented winery, or a membership to their local wine club. Need a place to start?

    Take a look at our most popular wines!

    Check out our gift card options!

    Learn more about our wine club membership!

  • 3 Wines Perfect for Thanksgiving Dinner

    You’ve made all of the arrangements for your annual Thanksgiving meal. Now all that’s left is to choose the perfect wine to compliment your hard work. This may feel overwhelming at best. Every year we pack our tables full of savory, rich dishes. How do you choose just one wine to pair with all of these unique flavors? 

    It may seem natural to start with your main dish, as many wines pair fabulously with the traditional turkey. However we will challenge you to look to those savory side dishes first. The foods you selected to pair with your main dish often hold unique and powerful aromas that can be complimented with a variety of wines.

    Keeping the diverse palette you have planned for this year’s feast in mind, we have chosen to showcase a few wines that are sure to make a splash at your table.

    Tango Blu
    On the nose, this wine is rich and intense, but also quite refreshing. It is the perfect pairing for any powerful, flavorful foods. Think of this wine as the compliment to green bean casserole or mashed potatoes and gravy. This Tango Blu also makes a wonderful compliment to your desserts such as apple pie or cheesecake! It is soft with a slight sweetness embraced in rich aromas that play off of those stronger flavors, but then can use it’s acidity to balance out the more sugary dishes on the menu. 

    See our Tango Blu and white wine options

    [Check out our favorite green bean casserole recipe]

    Rosé

    Often when we think of the holidays, our minds are instantly drawn to red wine, but don’t skip over the Rosé in your considerations! One of the biggest stress points can be feeling as though you have to find something everyone will enjoy. While some family members may be strictly red or white drinkers, the Rosé is a wonderful compromise for those who enjoy all wines. The Rosé is a more versatile wine that pairs well with nearly any part of your Thanksgiving meal. You’ll find that this wine will continue complimenting dishes you choose to make with leftovers after your big meal such as turkey sandwiches and soup. It is light, lively, and sure to bring out the tasty flavors that fill your meal.

    See our Rosé wines

    [Take a look at these ideas for how to use leftover turkey]

    Fatass Red

    When you think of Thanksgiving, there is a good chance you picture a beautiful table setting with stuffing, yams, green beans, and of course the large turkey as your centerpiece. You wouldn’t be alone if wine glasses filled with red wine also came to mind – red wines are popular for holiday meals and for good reason! The deep, bold aromas of the Cabernet Sauvignon pair exquisitely with the roasted flavors of your main dish, the turkey. For those who enjoy bold, but delightful and savory meals, this wine will perfect the meal. If you are a fan of cooking with wine, this Cabernet Sauvignon is the perfect match for red wine gravy!

    See our Fatass Red and red wine options

    [Check out our favorite red wine gravy recipe]

    Planning a holiday meal can be difficult, but drinking your favorite wines should not be! Whether you enjoy whites, reds, or something in between, there is a perfect pairing option available for your table setting this year. Cheers!

    [See all of our available wine options here]

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  • the Pandora Moments bracelet has conquered jewelry fans

    In 2020, the charms bracelet celebrates its 20th anniversary. The opportunity for us to reveal our favorites …
    Our 20 favorite charms for 20 years of Pandora

    Celebrating 20 years! Created in 2000, the Pandora Moments bracelet has conquered jewelry fans thanks to the customization possibilities offered. The idea? Adopt a beautiful bracelet and add your favorite charms to it: ideal for marking a beautiful event, declaring your love, expressing your character, etc. In particular thanks to the ‘Zodiac’ charms – which allow you to display your astrological sign -, but also to collabs with Disney – sure we will find one of his favorite cartoon – and also full of symbols that can make sense for each of us! And since we are not every day 20 years old, Pandora has decided to mark the occasion by drawing from its archives … to reissue 12 charms from previous collections, in limited edition, available around the 20th of each month until December 2020. The opportunity to fall for the most popular charms of the Danish jeweler? In any case, we have an idea of ​​those who would make us succumb. In 20 years, Pandora has imagined more than 680 charms. This shows that the choice was difficult! Nevertheless, we took up the challenge to retain only 20 … that we dream of seeing waving on our wrist!
    Harry Potter x Pandora http://www.ukoutletfirst.com/

    Among our favorite charms? The sublime jewels of the Harry Potter collection, launched at the end of 2019. 12 pieces – including 10 charms -, in all, all as desirable as each other. Hogwarts Express train, Dobby figurines, the house elf, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and / or Harry Potter or even the school of witchcraft (above in our selection) … it’s the whole universe of the sorcerer’s apprentice who arrived at Pandora. Our favorite ? The charms hanging in the colors of the 4 Hogwarts houses: perfect for choosing your side … and displaying your colors! http://www.ukoutletfirst.com/pandora-bracelets-uk-p-2015206

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