Posts Tagged ‘wine’

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Wine just ruined my wardrobe!

March 27, 2010

Lots of wine related products out there. Some accentuate the wine-drinking experience. Some are mere decor to impress your friends and drinking buddies. On occasion you come across a simple idea the makes sense. It works when you need it, and becomes really obvious when you need it but don’t have it. Bringing back a few bottles from your trip to Napa? Heartbroken that some of those bottles didn’t make it back? Worse, you packed them along with your wife’s favorite outfits. The dog house for you, unless…

“The Wine Diaper,” it’s a biodegradable travel bag for wine lined with absorbent material. It helps protect your wine in travel, but if breakage does occur, the absorbent material will absorb up the entire contents of your bottle, keeping your clothing and valuables from being ruined. Compact, lightweight, inexpensive–and reusable, if no breakage occurs, the Wine Diaper is the perfect travel accessory for anyone traveling with wine or any liquid breakables.

The Wine Diaper retails for about $13.99 for 3 with wholesale pricing available for the retailers.

Take a look at this amusing promotional video on YouTube

Thanks Marco Cucco. Idea Mia, LLC

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Annual Corks & Chords Event Kicks Off Fall Season

September 9, 2009

The annual Corks & Chords event is coming up next week here in the Valley and later this month in Tucson. September 12, 2009 the event takes place at the Mayo Clinic’s beautiful reception area among the scenic Scottsdale foothills. September 26, 2009 Corks & Cords is at the Arizona Historical Society’s Arizona History Museum in Tucson.

Live music will accompany chefs representing Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Aiello’s East Coast Italian, Hurry 4 Curry, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, First Watch, Mayo Clinic, M Catering by Michael’s, Cake Café, and Arizona Cheesecake Company. Great wines are sure to be part of the festivities and the Silent Auction includes a wine dinner for four in Wright’s Wrigley Wine Cellar.

The evening features a chance of learning about the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter, the progression of MS care and medications over 50 years of the Society’s great work.

Tickets are $75. The Mayo Clinic is located at 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale 480-968-2488. the National Multiple Sclerosis Society site has more info.

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Turn Wine into Cash. Become a SC&W Associate

August 21, 2009

wines_front2a_09_03-1So, you know a little something about wine. Maybe you know a lot of something about wine! If you’re constantly recommending and suggesting wines to your friends and family, why not put your passion for wine to work on your behalf?

Specialty coffee and Wines Consultants LLC seeks wine sales Associates. We are affiliated with major on-line wine retailers and we are offering a commission program to Associates capable of directing shoppers to those affiliated wine vendors. Commissions for wine sales generated through the program range between 2% and 25%! For joining the program SC&W will host an Associate Page (see Sample Page.) Associates will benefit from on-going marketing and promotion assistance, guidance, and Associate page updates. Our affiliate wine vendors have a huge range of wines, from collectors wines to super-discounted limited-time offers, all delivered to your client’s doorstep!

Find out more about our program, start earning a commission for your wine knowledge today!

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VinArte Wine Tasting at Phoenix Art Museum

August 15, 2009

If strolling the downtown Phoenix streets hopping from gallery to gallery and rubbing elbows with chain-smoking hipsters is not quite your thing, the Phoenix Art Museum may have upped the anti. At least for those that prefer a little bit more sophistication in your First Fridays arts ventures, the Museum hosts the VinArte Wine Tasting series. A wine tasting and art viewing event open to all levels of wine connoisseur, from novice to expert. Premium wines and appetizers are presented by co-host Arcadia Farms, with proceeds benefiting PhxArtKids Gallery.

ArtLink’s First Fridays features over 100 art venues every first Friday of the month, as it has for since 1994, and may be the largest “art walk” in the country.

VinArte schedule:

  • Friday, September 11 * note, second Friday due to holiday
  • Friday, October 2
  • Friday, November 6
  • Friday, December 4

Visit the Men’s Arts Council web site for details. VinArte Wine Tasting price is $30, with wines available for sale at discounted prices. Also look for Men’s Art Council’s annual Wine Party in the Spring.

Arcadia Farms operates the Phoenix Art Museun Cafe

Arcadia Farms operates the Phoenix Art Museum Cafe

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Wine.com makes it easy to shop for wines in Arizona

July 16, 2009

We’re glad to announce Wine.com as our new wine affiliate here at Specialty Coffee and Wines. On our continual quest to find the best selections and the best deals on wines we’ve visited and reviewed many webs sites. Certainly we feel Wine.com comes pretty close to having it all when it comes to those criteria. Another dimension we look for is easy navigation and additional information about wines. Again Wine.com fares high on our standards. Their site features a variety of special deals on gift basket or wine clubs, and a couple of terrific offers on shipping. Use the code “THANKYOU” at checkout and receive 1¢ shipping (Hurry expires soon!), or buy a year’s worth of unlimited shipping for $49, both great deals!

Give our new affiliate a try! And come back to SC&W for our latest suggestion, discount codes and seasonal offers from Wine.com

Salud!

Shop for wine now!

Shop for wine now!

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Summertime Chardonnay and a Plate of Shrimp Scampi

June 27, 2009

We are welcoming a new wine affiliate My Wines Direct. SC&W Consultants has spent many hours of research and screening to assist its on-line customers in finding the best values for on line wine purchases. Our Wine Associate Program provides some of the best choices we have been able to find for purchasing wines on line.

circle_edge_265To get us started with My Wines Direct, Harry has recommended Circle’s Edge Chardonnay, 2005 California. “You’ve got to try this extraordinary chardonnay. It’s crisp, flavorful with a mixture of citrus fruits and has just a hint of a buttery savor on it’s finish. It will complement many of summertime grilled fish dishes such as, Halibut, Tuna or Mahi-Mahi steaks. It would be great with shrimp scampi as it has just the right acidity to off set the butter and garlic. Can’t wait till next weekend.”
—Harry