Products that are Totally Worth It

Full disclosure – these are links to Amazon and they give referral credit to the blog, which is how we are trying to pay the site expenses.  But I only promote things I actually love, so here goes.

These are a few of my favorite things….

We’re starting a NoVa Wine Blog Read-Along for this book…


What Makes a Wine Worth Drinking: In Praise of the Sublime

Here’s how it works…. Introduction and first chapter discussion will be posted on 7/11/19.  You can respond/react/discuss in the blog comments.  We’ll also post a twitter link to a discussion on twitter and you can respond on a thread about that.  How does that sound?

Husband and I are big fans of these cameras….. if you have teens who sneak out or just think about security in your home, you should consider it…

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Blink Indoor Home Security Camera System with Motion Detection, HD Video, 2-Year Battery Life and Cloud Storage Included – 3 Camera Kit

Think about them!


[By Madeline Puckette ] Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide (Hardcover)【2018】by Madeline Puckette (Author) (Hardcover)

Kindle edition: Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide

This book is just incredible. I refer to it while sipping wine to see what flavor notes and characteristics she picks up in it. I highly recommend it as a guide and to learn more, and it’s helping me learn more too. It’s super-readable and enjoyable. Have at it!

Wine Folly – Wine Tasting Notes Placemats Print 20-Pack (12″ x 16″)

Wine Folly Tasting Mats – full disclosure – I have not tried them yet, but count on a review as soon as I do, and I think they are gonna be amazingly cool when I do comparison tastings with friends!


Vinturi V1010 Essential Red Wine Aerator Pourer and Decanter Includes Base Enhanced Flavors with Smoother Finish, Black

This is the aerator I use when I don’t have time to decant. I love it. The sound of it pulling air into the wine going through makes my son nuts, so that is an added bonus.


Riedel 5449/74 Veritas Wine Glasses, Clear Set of 3 Includes 2 Wine Pourers with Stopper and 2 Riedel Polishing Cloths

These are the glasses I got from a seminar on the impact of glass shape on wine smell and taste.  I love these – they are very delicate, but very cool, and make you think there is a huge impact!

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Original Rabbit Corkscrew Wine Opener

A great and easy way to open your wine with NO BROKEN CORK!

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Vacuum Wine Stopper and Champagne Stopper with a Built-In Pressure Pump Creates Sealed Environment to Preserve Wine and Champagne Longer Freshness, ABS &FDA Silicone Stoppers, 3PCS, E4go

Always stopper your wine and vacuum seal it to preserve it.

The best socks present ever….


If You Can Read This Bring Me Wine – Funny Unisex Funky Colorful and Comfy Knit Novelty Socks for Women and Men – By Lavley

I actually love these. You will too.