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New Release of Artisan 5 Masterpiece!

New Release of Artisan 5 Masterpiece!
This three-time award-winning wine, Artisan 5 Masterpiece, is back and better than ever!

Sheer perfection in a bottle, this wine is perfect for uncorking during the holidays or cellaring for later enjoyment. This Artisan 5 2013 North Coast Masterpiece was produced using fruit from three prestigious California, North Coast appellations – Lake County, Alexander Valley and Yountville. A blend of 85% Cabernet Franc and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is dense, concentrated with berries and ready to dazzle in your glass now and for many years to come.

AWARDS:  2015 San Diego International Wine Competition:
PLATINUM and 94 points (Artisan 5 2012 Masterpiece)

2014 International Wine Channel TV Awards Competition:
SILVER (Artisan 5 2010 Suisun Valley Cabernet Sauvignon)

2013 Riverside International Wine Competition:
SILVER (Artisan 5 2010 Suisun Valley Cabernet Sauvignon)

This wine is really something special. If you really want to wow your Holida…

Holiday Shopping is a Bit Easier with a Little Sparkling Wine

Holiday Shopping is a Bit Easier with a Little Sparkling WineShop

When the stress of the upcoming holiday season becomes too much, a little sparkling wine can go a long way.  Stores as diverse as Neiman Marcus and Pottery Barn are offering today’s holiday shoppers with a bit of bubbly to take the edge off shopping for holiday gifts.  Wine direct sellers are also seeing an uptick of shopping for wine this holiday season — the bubbly along the the reds and the whites.  According to Alex Reble, winemaker at Napa-based WineShop At Home, the sale of the company’s wine is up almost 25 percent over last year’s sales.  “People just love their wines,” says Reble.  “Who can blame them,” he adds with a smile.  “Holiday shopping is one of the most stressful times of year.  Just ask me, I am a winemaker and haven’t even started my holiday shopping!”

Holiday shopping - Have you started yet? If wine is on anyone's list, I can help!

International Agency for Research on Cancer

As a Team Beef Idaho member, I take my meat very seriously. I'm sure you have heard the story this week about how meat is linked to cancer. I just want to be informed and inform you about what all of this really means.

I'm sharing an email I received from the Beef Council that is full of information below.
International Agency for Research on Cancer

The potential relationship between red meat consumption and cancer risk continues to be a controversial topic debated in the scientific community, among authoritative bodies, and via social and traditional media channels. In November 2014, the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced it will be evaluating red and processed meat with regard to carcinogenicity. In October, this group convened for a seven-day meeting to come to a collective decision on the potential carcinogenicity of red and processed meat. Next, IARC will publish a final decision (referred to as an IAR…

My Running Halloween Costume

I have a Halloween run planned. And I noticed that Idaho Running Company in Boise was having a Halloween themed fun run on last Thursday. I had to join in on that.

I guess I better have made a costume, huh!

I spend pretty much a whole day searching the interwebs for a fun, running, costume. Halloween, I need to rock my Team Beef shirt, so I needed a costume where that could be shown.

Searching, and searching and searching.

Ah ha! I found the perfect costume. All I needed was a huge chunk of cardboard and some paint.

Cutting some cardboard for my #running #Halloween #costume. Any guesses on what I'm going to be dressing up as? What are you dressing up as for Halloween? fun #family #fitfam #boise #monday #idaho #igrunner #sweatpink #girlsgonesporty #FitFluential A photo posted by runinboise (@runningandwineing) on Oct 19, 2015 at 1:16pm PDT
It took about 2 days to make just because of all the coats of paint we put on my costume. I really wanted to win the Idaho Running Company costu…

Watch the WineShop At Home 2015 Convention Sizzle Reel!

Watch the WineShop At Home 2015 Convention Sizzle Reel!
“Who has more fun than us? Nobody!” – Jane Creed, President and CEO
Watch the WineShop At Home 2015 Convention Sizzle Reel!

WineShop At Home’s National Convention was held at the San Ramon Marriott on August 5-9th, 2015. This year saw the highest-attended National Convention in WineShop history, attended by Independent Wine Consultants from all over the nation. At this year’s National Convention, WineShop At Home commemorated a year of amazing growth and company milestones. We all raised a glass to the remarkable efforts and dedication of all Independent Wine Consultants throughout the country, and to the exciting course we’re all on together. In a whirlwind of five fun-filled days in sunny San Ramon, California, we gathered together to learn, train, share, celebrate each other’s accomplishments, and of course, sip wine and party the nights away!

If you are looking to join me at the National Convention in 2016 - Join me …

Football and Wine – the Perfect Pairing

Football and Wine – the Perfect Pairing
Wine is the ultimate social drink. It’s the perfect thing to serve large crowds or more intimate parties. Wine can please just about every palate and it’s downright delicious too! As football season kicks into gear, we’re getting down to the important business of pairing classic tailgating standbys with a few of the wines currently leaving our cellar.

One may not immediately think that football and wine go together – but we’re here to prove this perception wrong! People come together around sports, sharing in the triumph of a great win, and commiserating with one another after losing. Football has the added benefit of enjoyment with great food – easy appetizers and comfort food that’s meant for sharing. What could go better with that than wine?

Spicy, meaty chili pairs well with a toasty, rich Cabernet Sauvignon with balanced, silky tannins and lots of red fruit.
Adagio 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon


So what are you waiting for?

As an Independent Wine Consultant with WineShop At Home, you'll have the unique opportunity to build a business to suit your personal lifestyle, whether that's full-time, part-time or worked into your busy schedule and family life. The world of wine is exciting and you can have an important role to play - no experience or wine knowledge required! Don't know the difference between a Muscat and a Malbec? Have no fear - you'll have world-class training at your fingertips and the support of our Wine Is Social community of Consultants behind you each step of the way. 

So what are you waiting for? If you like wine and have been looking for a flexible, FUN & rewarding career (didn't we mention our Dream Vacations? - they are truly what dreams are made of) the time for a new beginning is now. 

Join us as an Independent Wine Consultant this October and you'll receive $20 in WineShop Bucks to use on artisan wines & gifts. Interested in learning more?

Spooktacular Candy & Wine Pairings

Spooktacular Candy & Wine Pairings
Yes, it’s that time of year already – the season of pumpkins, spice and everything nice. Gather your friends and family close as you celebrate harvest with wine, food and great times! We’ve got some Spooktacular Candy & Wine Pairings to help you plan a Halloween-themed Wine Tasting by pairing classic candies with your favorite wines. And let’s not forget that turkey day is right around the corner too! Read our four festive ideas to help you set the scene for a memorable Thanksgiving meal.

Hershey’s & Ceres Decadence This luxurious, velvety wine pairs perfectly with this chocolate classic.

Reese’s & Adagio 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Silky and balanced – this Cab pairs perfectly with chocolate and peanut butter.

Skittles & Monarch 2014 Riesling Refreshingly with a hint of acidity, this wine pairs perfectly with fruit candies.

Sour Patch & Petit Cadeau Semi-Seco Sparkling Light and sweet, this wine will tickle your taste buds when…

Host a Wine Tasting with me in October!

We still have time left to host a wine tasting in October. If you are looking for a fun excuse to get some friends together - let me help! Message me for details!

Host a Wine Tasting in OCTOBER and Receive a Set of 6 Stem Spring Charms* Included in Your Sampler! $29.95  plus tax and shipping Up to $400+ in Savings!
The October Edition of our Wine Tasting Sampler includes goodies galore for our Special Hosts. Five bottles of exclusive WineShop At Home Artisan Wine for only $29.95 (up to a $125 value) PLUS An additional 6th Host selectable “Thank You” bottle (up to a $30 value) included in Host Tasting Sampler PLUS50% discount on your first shipment of Artisan Collection™ Wine Club* (over $30 value) PLUS7 bottle Host Bundle: Get 7 bottles for the price of 6 and discounted shipping! OR14 bottle Host Bundle: Get 14 bottles for the price of 12 and discounted shipping! PLUS50% discount on one of our exclusive Artisan 5 Star lead-free, Italian crystal Stems or Decanters (up to $50 value) PLUS Get 2 …

Personalized Wines Make a Lasting Impression

Personalized Wines Make a Lasting Impression
We always say that a bottle of wine makes a great gift – perfect for any and all occasions. But when you take a bottle of our exclusive, artisan wine and dress it up with a label of your own design, your gift-giving savvy will rise to a whole new level. WineShop At Home Personalized Wines are a great sentiment all year round (and perfect as gifts for the autumnal weddings that are in full swing) but now’s the time to begin thinking about the holidays.

Whether it’s a gift for your coworkers or your department, for the neighbors who pick up your mail while you’re away, for special clients or vendors, or for family and friends – you can design a unique, beautiful label for everyone on your list. Creating a label is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Select the Personalized Wine or Personalized Wine Gift of your choice and then select a label template. Upload your own artwork (photo, logo, image with text, etc.) or choose from a gallery of images…