{Wine Wednesday} Christmas cookie & wine pairing

‘Tis the night before Christmas and I’m excited! We’ve been celebrating the holidays all month (sorry for my lack of posting!) and the next few days promise to be full of great company, food, and wine!

We’re celebrating Christmas with my family this evening and I’ve been assigned dessert for our feast. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the goodies we’re bringing:

White Reese's peanut butter cup polar bears

White Reese’s peanut butter cup polar bears

Meringue Christmas trees

Meringue Christmas trees

Leave it to VinePair to read my mind and send this “favorite Christmas cookie and wine pairings” infographic. Sadly none of the cookies we’re bringing are on this list. But, I’m sharing it with you in hopes that you’ll be able to better pair your cookies and wine. 

Have a wonderful Christmas eve and check back tomorrow for our magical 2014 family Christmas photo!

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{Wine Wednesday} Holiday wine crafts

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Last week, I asked you to save your bottles for this very post and the great ideas I am about to share. These ideas are for all-things wine and while I haven’t actually done any of them, I plan to before Dec. 25! All of my wine-related crafts can be found on my “Respect the Grape” Pinterest board.

Without further ado, here are the ideas:

Cork crafts:

Santa corks 

Santa corks

Gingerbread cork man 

Gingerbread cork man

Wine cork tree 

Wine cork tree

Snowman corks 

Snowman corks

Snowman wine tag 

Snowman wine tag

Glass crafts: 

Mr. & Mrs. Claus wine glasses 

Mr. & Mrs. Claus wine glasses

Gingerbread wine glasses 

Gingerbread wine glasses 

Christmas light glasses 

Christmas light glasses 

Naughty or nice? Pour accordingly with these glasses 

Naughty or nice? Pour accordingly with these glasses

Snowman wine glasses 

Snowman wine glasses

Bottle decor:

Gnome bottle covers

Gnome bottle covers

Christmas wine tags 

Christmas wine tags 

Happy crafting and happy wine Wednesday!