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Which wine, which wine...

{l&l} at home - wine and grapes - image by lb for linenandlavender.net post:  "Which wine, which wine..."  - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2013/11/which-wine-which-wine.html

As part of the Virgin Wine Club, we periodically receive a knock on the door and welcome a large, heavy box into the house.  It's always fun to receive something in the mail, but its especially fun when it's a collection of wines and you get to discover the names, regions and recommended pairings for each.  

{l&l} at home - aged oak wine storage cabinet - image by lb for linenandlavender.net post:  "Which wine, which wine..."  - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2013/11/which-wine-which-wine.html

As we put the wine away in our oak wine cabinet or wine refrigerator, we make custom wood tags for each bottle...
{l&l} at home - wood labels used for wine bottle labeling - image by lb for linenandlavender.net post:  "Which wine, which wine..."  - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2013/11/which-wine-which-wine.html
...On one side of the tag we write the vineyard, variety, vintage and number of bottles (e.g. 1 of 2...2 of 2...).

On the other side we write a taste description and recommended pairings.
{l&l} at home - wood labels indicating flavor notes, recommended food pairings - image by lb for linenandlavender.net post:  "Which wine, which wine..."  - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2013/11/which-wine-which-wine.html
The time we spend up-front getting the wine organized and labeled this way takes the pressure off when it comes to selecting the perfect wine for waiting guests or any time we just want to try something that pairs well with whatever meal we're making -(or vice-versa too...sometimes we start with the wine to get inspiration for dinner.)  

Another way to determine which category wine bests fit your mood or situation is this fun wine chart (an adapted version of one we received via our wine club.)  Try it out by starting at "What time is it?" answering the questions, and following the lines to the recommended category of wine. 
What time is it? - a wine chart based on Virgin Wines version, adapted by ab for linenandlavender.net post:  "Which wine, which wine..."  - http://www.linenandlavender.net/2013/11/which-wine-which-wine.html

You might also enjoy l&l's  
w i n e  essentials & gifts - a digital magazine containing some of our favorite wine-related items..."from the practical to the splurge."


We've come to think of this medium as a "living" publication - interactive and with the potential to evolve and expand - if we discover a new wine we love or want to announce the release of a new cookbook...we can take it down and in a few moments have it back on the shelf for you to access again and again - All without harming a single tree.
Cheers to that~

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 wood tags 
$13.99  (qty. 50) (us) 
You may want to load up on these charming wood tags...
we use them for labeling many things around the house (bottles, canisters, baskets) as well as for gift tags  (nice for goodie bags - party favor bags - as holiday gift tags --kids love creating their own)...the list goes on.  You can leave the wood natural or paint it however you like.  Add your own ribbon or natural twine.      

we found similar options in these countries: (uk) (ca)  (es)

TIP:  After using them in their natural state, 
spray over with chalkboard paint and use again (and again).



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