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November 2008

Great Hostess Gift Idea

With the holidays coming up there are going to be a lot of parties to attend.  Its time to start thinking about gifts for your hosts and hostesses!  It does not have to be something expensive.  There are many choices out there but this one from Martha Stewart is one of the most unique ones I've seen! 

Instead of bringing the usual bottle of wine to your hostess, why not give her a Wine-Label Album Kit?

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Tools and Materials
Wine bottle with label
Basket of your choice
Clean cloth
Label savers
Notebook
Bone folder (optional)

Wine Label Album How-To
1. Wipe label with a clean cloth, and be sure it's dry.
2. Use 5-by-6-inch wine-label savers from Wine Enthusiast.
3. While holding pull tab, remove the protective backing of the label.
4. Carefully position sticker on the label, leaving 1/4 inch around the edge.
5. Use a bone folder or other hard tool to press sticker very securely onto the label, and trace the edges of the border to make sure it's sticking securely.
6. Peel back label slowly and evenly.
7. Place label in notebook.
8. With a basket of your choice, add a bottle of wine, wine-label stickers, and the label notebook into a kit.

Resources
Find wine-label removers at wineenthusiast.com. Notebooks for wine labels can be found at paperpresentation.com.


Dazzling Discovery: Wine Tasting Party Kit

I recently dicovered a great blog named Tangarang and a fabulous Etsy store to go along with it!  One of Kira's most recent products/ideas is a Wine Tasting Party Kit.  I can't wait to host one myself!  She has designed wine bags, numbers for the bottles, conversation starter cards, description cards that are hillarious and even the wine charms are her designs.  You can purchase a whole kit for your next wine tasting party at her store or you can email her to do a custom kit.  She has many other great entertaining ideas on her blog I think you would enjoy!  Here are some pics from her blog of the wine tasting kit:

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Custom designed bags and numbers..

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Cool conversation starter cards!

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Hillarious description cards!