Food & Wine

  • 32 Gifts That Are Perfect For Moms Who Love Wine

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    When it comes time to get moms who love wine a gift get her something she’ll love almost as much as she loves wine.

    If You Can Read This Bring Me Some Wine Socks

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    When mom has her feet up you know it’s officially wine o’clock.

    Price $11.89

    Cork & Cap Holder

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    Don’t trash those corks store them in this decorative box.

    Price $17.99

    Wine Life: A Snarky Adult Colouring Book

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    Cause coloring is therapeutic as fuck.

    Price $8.99

    Wine Condoms

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    It’s a cork. Use it for the leftover wine. (Who has leftover wine?)

    Price $13.97

    9oz Don’t Even Ask Wine Glass

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    A mood glass.

    Price $12.99

    Rose Fragrance Scented Candle

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    Can’t drink it, smell it.

    Price $29.95

    Whine: 50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child’s Rotten Behavior

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    Price $9.93

    Find a wine that pairs well with the kid’s latest temper tantrum.

    PortoVino Beach Tote

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    BYOB for a beach day with the girls.

    Price $39.95

    16-oz Mikasa White Wine Glasses

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    A set of four glasses for those times drinking from the bottle isn’t appropriate.

    Price $39.99

    May Contain Wine Funny T-Shirt

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    Letting people know what she’s made of.

    Price $17.99

    8oz Summit Outdoor Wine Glasses

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    Small insulated cups that will keep the wine chilled while relaxing outside.

    Price $34.99

    Frame

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    Instagram will fade away but photographs will last forever.

    Price $23.14

    Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

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    Learn all there is to know about wine with this easy to follow infographic book.

    Price $20.00

    Wine Aerator Pourer

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    This spill-proof pourer let’s just the right amount of oxygen for true wine flavor.

    Price $7.99

    This is Probably Wine Travel Mug

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    Wine in disguise.

    Price $19.99

    4 Wine Stoppers

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    Again, I ask, who has leftover wine?

    Price $14.99

    Wine Air Pressure Pump Bottle Opener and Foil Cutter Set

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    The party doesn’t start till the foil is cut and the cork is popped.

    Price $11.99

    Throw Pillow

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    Wine home decor.

    Price $38.50

    6-Bottle Single-Zone Wine Cooler

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    Every wine lover who doesn’t have a chiller wants a chiller.

    Price $89.99

    Prosecco Made Me Do It: 60 Seriously Sparkling Cocktails

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    Get sixty delicious drink recipes plus a brief history of prosecco, and purchasing and serving tips.

    Price $16.99

    Wine Purse With Hidden Spout

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    It’s wine on the go.

    Price $49.99

    Wine Bottle Lights

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    Have a little DIY fun with empty bottles and these LED bottle lights.

    Price $17.99

    Elegant Marble Wine Bottle Cooler

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    Kitchen too small for a big chiller this marble bottle chiller will do the trick.

    Price $21.99

    Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Barrel Aged Coffee

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    It’s wine flavored coffee.

    Price $25.95

    Vervan Natural Handmade Red Wine Soap

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    She can shower herself in wine.

    Price $7.50

    Moleskine Passion Journal: Wine Journal

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    Record, organize and list favorite wines.

    Price $28.02

    Metallic Wine Glass Pens

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    Having a party? Label guests’ glasses with these markers. Don’t worry it washes off.

    Price $9.99

    Short Sleeve V-Neck Pajama Shirt

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    When the weekend home plans are wine and chill.

    Price $12.99

    Le Chateau Wine Decanter

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    Let the wine breathe before drinking. Unlock those hidden delicious flavors.

    Price $42.95

    BigMouth Inc Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass

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    When she wants to be classy drinking from the bottle.

    Price $17.99

    VinoPlease Wine Coasters

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    Keep the furniture ring free with this set of coasters.

    Price $14.99

    Wine Suction Cup

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    The days of leaning over the tub for her glass are over.

    Price $13.95

    For even more gifts check out last year’s guide which had some dope shit in it from fashion to beauty, and everything in between.

    What do you think of the moms who love wine gift list? See anything you or a friend would like? Share in the comments below other gifts for wine lovers.
  • It’s Prosecco Day! Celebrate with These Products, Services and Recipes

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    It’s National Prosecco Day! A day that we celebrate the nectar of the gods. So what exactly is prosecco? It’s sparkling wine. If you’re thinking it’s another name for champagne you’d be wrong. Why? Cause for one they’re two different things made in two different places. Champagne is produced in France and prosecco produced in Italy. They’re also made in completely different styles which is one of the reasons why you’ll find champagne usually costs more than prosecco. Wine Folly has an excellent breakdown of their differences that’s worth checking out. The more you know.

    So, how does one celebrate National Prosecco Day? Well, one by drinking it and the other ways are:

    Prosecco Pong

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    If you know how to play beer pong then you know how to play prosecco pong. That game comes with 12 wide neck plastic recyclable champagne saucers and 3 ping pong balls. All you need to add is your favorite prosecco. Also, check out Tropical Prosecco Pong and Prosecco v. Beer.

    BUY: Game

    Prosecco Made Me Do It by Amy Zavatto

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    This coffee table cocktail book contains sixty delicious drink recipes paired with bright, fun, original artwork by Ruby Taylor. Also included: a brief history of prosecco, purchasing and serving tips, and a guide to cordials, syrups, and liqueurs.

    BUY: Book

    Be There In A Prosecco tee

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    No description needed. I got mine already. The material is soft and a little stretchy. They are true to size. I got XL cause I like my tee’s baggy. Get yourself one, and one for a friend.

    BUY: Tee

    If you can read this…socks

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    Send silent messages across the room with these “If You Can Read This Bring Me Prosecco” socks.

    BUY: Socks

    Antica Farmacista home scents

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    I love a good house scent and this selection of prosecco home fragrances is right up my alley. It has top notes of satsuma citrus balance with subtle floral notes of muguet. Apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared black currant.

    BUY: Diffuser BUY: Room Spray

    Prosecco pamper set

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    This made to order bath set comes with a face mask, prosecco bath bomb, mini bath bombs, Himalayan salt, charm bracelet, bath oil, cruelty-free soap, and face towel.

    BUY: Pamper Set

    Marie Hunter candle

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    This black candle has a 90 hour burn time and features top notes of Satsuma citrus balance with hints of muguet. Apricot and passionfruit complement the sweetness of sugared black currant.

    BUY: Candle

    The Bubble Tap Trailer

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    If you’re on the west coast and you’re having a party you can reach out to The Bubble Tap Trailer. Their self-containing vintage trailer will roll up to your event filled with bubbly ready to serve to all your guests.

    Visit a local wine shop & discover something  new

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    After passing Tipsy in the heart of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn for the thousandth time, today seemed like the perfect day to finally stop in. I went in to get a look-see and to try a new bottle of wine. I got a bottle of TreCase Prosecco. I’m going to save it for the weekend while the kids are away. I suggest you visit a new wine shop and try a new bottle of wine. You never know what you might find.

    Minibar Delivery

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    Did the liquor store close? Or did it run out of your favorite? Don’t fret cause Minibar Delivery has your back. Order wine through your phone and have it delivered to your door. The app is on droid and apple. Just drop your address and see if they deliver to your area. If they do, order one of their top-rated proseccos (La Marca Riondo, Ruffino, Mionetto, and Bioldo) and whip up one of their yummy recipes:

    Frozen Peach Bellini

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    A summer version of an Italian classic, this frozen cocktail is everything you need to keep cool. The classic Bellini features prosecco with a splash of peach puree. We’ve added a splash of mango nectar for a blended frozen favorite.

    3 cups frozen peach slices
    1 cup mango nectar
    Your favorite prosecco

    Blend peach slices and mango nectar until smooth
    Fill champagne flute until half full
    Top with prosecco
    Garnish with peach slices

    Aperol Spritz

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    Transport yourself to Italy with this delicious summer drink that’s on the top of everyone’s cocktail list these days. The delicious combination of bitter Aperol with sweet Prosecco make this a refreshing treat that’s beloved by all. It’s easy to make, and even easier to drink.

    4 oz prosecco
    2 oz Aperol
    1 oz soda water
    Orange wedge

    Fill a large wine glass with ice
    Add Aperol, prosecco, and soda water
    Garnish with an orange wedge

    Plum Drum Prosecco Smash

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    This prosecco cocktail is sure to get any party started. Does your prosecco need an upgrade? Try our Plum Drum Prosecco Smash.

    2 plums
    6 thyme sprigs
    1 lemon
    2 oz simple syrup
    1 bottle of Prosecco

    Peel and chop two plums
    Muddle with the thyme simple syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.
    Add ice and shake.
    Pour strained into a glass and top off with prosecco.
    Garnish with plum slices and thyme sprig.

    Lemon Lavender Bubbly

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    Simple yet classy, this prosecco cocktail is sure to impress all guests (even your fanciest friends).

    2 oz lemonade
    ½ oz simple syrup
    Prosecco
    Lavender

    In a champagne flute stir lemonade and simple syrup
    Top with prosecco
    Garnish with lavender

    The Blueberry Sparkler

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    The drink everyone celebrates with just got an upgrade. Upgrade your party bubbly and serve this at your next soiree

    2 oz light rum
    1/2 oz lime juice
    1/2 oz simple syrup
    Prosecco
    Mint leaves, lime wheel, blueberries

    Muddle blueberries and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker
    Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup and shake
    Pour into a glass with ice and top with prosecco
    Garnish with lime wheel, mint leaves, and extra blueberries

    Share in the comments below how you plan to celebrate National Prosecco Day.
  • Snack Time with Daelmans Stroopwafels

    Daelmans Stroopwafels was mentioned in the 2017 Mommy R+R Holiday Guide For Moms. This feature is a follow-up to that mention.

    If there is one thing that I can share about myself is, I love me a good snack. Cookies, cakes, ice cream, you name it, I will eat it. I’m always looking for a new snack to indulge in and my newest indulgence is Daelmans Stroopwafels.  

    Daelmans Stroopwafels is a sweet, thin waffle cookie with a delicious soft caramel center that warms up when you place it over a hot cup of tea or coffee.

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    It tastes AMAZING!! Dunk’em, scarf’em down, or savor them bite by bite – you can’t go wrong. But wait, I took it a step further and tried them with ice cream and let me tell you…I’m addicted. I had to stop myself from opening the other two packs I had. I couldn’t stop eating them!!

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    I’ve since eaten all of them and now I’m sad til I get more.

    Daelmans Stroopwafels are a great gift option for the foodies in your life. Or just a snack to keep at home in your pantry. Me and my daughter ate a whole box in a day, so I give it my stamp of approval as a snack for the whole family.

    Flavors & Where To Buy?

    Daelmans Stroopwafels come in a variety of flavors Honey, Caramel, and Chocolate-Caramel. And can be purchased in the US Cost Plus World Market and Peters Gourmet Market. The retail price for the cube box is $4.99. The duo-pack retails for $1.79. Stroopwafels can also be found locally at Cost Plus World Market, TJMaxx, Home Goods, 7-Eleven and Walgreens (the duo packs), and you can also find them at Barnes & Noble Starbucks Cafes.

    Share in the comments which ones you’re gonna try, and if you’ve had these before I definitely wanna hear from you. Happy snacking!

    *Daelmans Stroopwafels provided Mommy R+R with a complementary samples for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

  • Tipsy Scoop: The Boozy Ice Cream You Need In Your Freezer

    Tipsy Scoop was mentioned in the 2017 Mommy R+R Holiday Guide For Moms. This feature is a follow-up to that mention.

    Tipsy Scoop made my 2017 Holiday Guide because they are a local shop who managed to combine ice cream and alcohol in way that would make your stomach smile. The ratio of ice cream and alcohol is perfect!

    The overall texture is creamy yet light and smooth. The first bite is the only one where you really taste the alcohol. But the more bites you take the less you taste it. Which is a good thing. It’s ice cream and that’s what you should be enjoying. The two main Ingredients shouldn’t be competing with each other.

    I wanted to combine the best of both worlds and infuse traditional ice cream flavors with different liquors. I finally perfected the recipes and came up with creamy, tipsy and delicious treats!

    What kind of flavors does Tipsy Scoop have?

    There are more than a dozen flavors that include: Vanilla Bean Bourbon, Cake Batter Vodka Martini, “Hot” Buttered Rum and Chocolate Stout and Pretzel just to name a few.

    They even have holiday flavors such as Candy Kane Vodka Martini, Drunken Gingerbread, Holiday Spiced Eggnog Man and for New Years Eve Blood Orange Champagne Sparkler. Want to try them all? You can get the holiday flavors in a 6-pack. Making them sweet holiday gifts for friends or for yourself.

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    Now if you don’t trust yourself to not eat the whole container in one sitting visit their ice cream parlor for a scoop or two or three. This little shop of heaven is located at 217 East 26th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) in Manhattan. Not in the city? Don’t fret they deliver NATIONWIDE!

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    To learn more about Tipsy Scoop visit them at TipsyScoop.com.

    *I received two complementary servings for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.