Monday, May 17, 2010
Recently we have started carrying wine. We think of it as a way to keep the holiday spirit going year round. Come by the store and get your free Wine Club card. With the card, for every five bottles of wine you buy, you get the sixth for half-price. It’s as easy as getting a stamp.
These are some of the wines we are featuring this month:
Viognier Sainte Fleur from the Rhone Valley — This is a great wine for a Francophile on a budget. Viognier is one of the most famous grapes of France's Rhone Valley. It is an extremely aromatic variety redolent of ripe peaches and wild flowers. Many labels use it to add aromatic complexity to blended wines, but on its own it delivers a rich, soft wine with deep flavors of honey, peach, apricot, and tangerine.
Gruner Vietliner — This is a white Austrian wine for a night you want to splurge. The dominant citrus and peach flavors are accented by spicy notes of pepper, a combination that pairs exceptionally well with food. It’s a great choice for your next dinner party.
Bon! Bon! 2008 Shiraz Rosé — Rosés were out of fashion for too long. Now they are hot, and we say it’s about time. This delicious, medium-bodied offering is loaded with character. The striking bottle makes it a fantastic choice as a gift to the girly girl in your life.
Mommy's Time Out Pinot Grigio — For the stressed out and overworked Mom (and aren’t they all?), this is a delicate and fruity wine with notes of pear and citrus, plus a hint of almond.
Ladybug White table wine — A great choice for the gardener in your life: a perfect summer wine with subtle flavors of pear, apple, and honeysuckle.
Bitch Bubbly South Australian Sparkling Wine — The name might raise a few eyebrows, but this is an excellent wine to celebrate a night out with the girls or even a bachelorette party. It is also available in a mini-bottle.
Terra Andina Carménère— The Carménère grape, grown almost exclusively in Chile, is known as the lost grape of Bordeaux. Centuries ago, it was one of the six classic Bordeaux grapes. In France, it is sometimes called Grande Vidure. This is a classic Carménère, with a deep red color, medium body, and a flavor a little softer than a cabernet sauvignon. It also is ready to drink sooner, which is good news because you won’t want to wait.
A reminder: our license does not allow us to ship wine, so you have to come into the store to buy it.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Hi Christmas Attic fans!
Here goes -- we are finally joining the blogging world. It’s about time, of course. We’ve gotten a tip that Santa even has an iPad these days, and as one of the Big Guy’s most loyal affiliates we need to keep up. You may have noticed that the website has undergone a face-lift recently. This blog is part of our continued effort to make the Christmas Attic website the best place to turn when you are making your holiday and decorating plans.
Our plan is that this blog will be a way to post updates of events that are happening at the shop, information about new items from the designers we know and love, and announcements about entirely new product lines we will be carrying. We also plan to offer decorating ideas and gift-giving guides. Occasionally, we may even use it to share some of what goes on while running a family business day-to-day.
Of course, a blog is only as good as its readers, so we encourage your feedback and replies to the posts we have written, suggestions about what you would like to see us doing, and topics you would like us to explore.
Thanks for reading, and let us know what you would like to see.