What if I told you that enjoying your favorite wine is as easy as zip, snap and sip!? The good people of Stack Wine have made wine drinking/saving less annoying than it’s ever been. Stack Wine is a bottle of wine separated into four individual shatterproof servings that allows you to enjoy one glass at a time without spoiling the rest of the wine. It’s brilliant!
Now you can have your wine and take it with you. Whether you are headed to the beach or simply taking a break at home, indulging in one delicious glass of wine has never been easier. I’ve had the Cabaret Sauvignon and the Pinot Grigio and was impressed that both were full-bodied flavors with a crisp aftertaste. Yum!
The thing I love most about Stack Wine is that just because you’re being served wine in a plastic cup, you’re not compromising quality. Did you know that wine begins to spoil as soon as it’s exposed to air? This oxidation process sets in immediately, and causes the wine to taste rotten, sour or vinegar like. Red and white wine differ in how long they will last after being open, with red wine lasting about 24 hours after opening and 72 hours for white wine.
If you’re like me, then you religiously use a wine stopper when you break open a bottle only to put it in the fridge and forget about it. A week later, you try to drink the saved wine and you’re immediately screwing your face up at the taste. Never again! Try this easy and convenient way to sip, and thank me later.
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WINE NOT: 12 Ways To Make Your Favorite Wine Into A Cocktail
1. Healthy Wine-tails
Low calorie and good for you (when sipped in moderation) wine is my favorite FitGirl drink. Intriguing in both taste and creation, I am a super huge fan of fermented grapes. I also love a good cocktail so if you are a wino like me, then you are going to love these healthy yet tasty wine based recipes. Grab a stemmed glass, change it up, mix it up and serve it up.
2. Cucumber-Coconut Splash
Ingredients: 2 cucumbers 1 1/2 cups coconut water 750-ml bottle rose 1/2 cup gin Directions: Thinly slice 2 cucumbers. Reserve 12 slices and place the rest in a pitcher with 1 1/2 cups coconut water. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then remove cucumber and add a 750-ml bottle of rose and 1/2 cup gin. Serve over ice and garnish with reserved cucumber slices.
3. The Bishop Red Wine Cocktail
Ingredients: 4 oz. red wine 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice 1/2 tsp powdered sugar Directions: Mix red wine, lemon, orange and sugar together and pour in a red wine glass.
4. Pear-Thyme Bellini
Ingredients: 2 peeled, cored, chopped pears juice of 2 lemons thyme sprigs chilled sparkling dry wine Directions: Combine 2 peeled, cored, chopped pears and the juice of 2 lemons (about 6 tablespoons) in a food processor and puree until smooth. Divide mixture among six glasses, add a thyme sprig to each, and top with chilled sparkling dry wine.
5. The Skinny Vine
The Skinny Vine wines have all the flavor at 25-35% fewer calories. Don't believe it? Sip for yourself. No recipe needed just chill and serve sans the guilt. http://www.theskinnyvine.com
6. Rosemary- Berry Punch
Ingredients: 5 blackberries 1/2 sprig rosemary 4 ounces merlot splash of Chambord or other raspberry liqueur Directions: Drop 5 blackberries and 1/2 sprig rosemary into each of six rocks glasses; muddle. Add ice, if desired, then fill each glass with 4 ounces merlot; stir. Top with a splash of Chambord or other raspberry liqueur and garnish with berries or rosemary.
7. Apple & Pink Julep
Ingredients: 10 mint leaves 4 oz. Croft Pink Port 1 oz. apple juice Garnish: mint sprig Directions: Muddle mint leaves and apple juice in a cocktail shake. Add wine and ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
8. Tipsy Basil Lemonade
Ingredients: 12 whole fresh basil leaves 1 750-ml bottle sauvignon blanc 2 cups all-natural lemonade 3/4 cup limoncello Directions: In a pitcher, combine 12 whole fresh basil leaves, a 750-ml bottle of sauvignon blanc, 2 cups all-natural lemonade, and 3/4 cup limoncello; stir. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
9. Skinny Girl Cocktails- The Wine Collection
Lighten up any toast or wine based recipes with this light and refreshing versions of your favorite blend. http://www.skinnygirlcocktails.com
10. San Francisco Sangaree
Ingredients: 4 cherries ¼ oz. simple syrup 1½ oz. merlot 1 oz. bourbon 1 lemon slice Directions: To make simple syrup, mix equal parts hot water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Muddle cherries in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, simple syrup, wine, bourbon, and lemon slice. Shake and strain into a glass.
11. Grapefruit White Wine Spritzer
Ingredients: 2 ounces grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed 2 ounces pinot grigio wine 2 ounces tonic water Directions: Combine all ingredients, serve over ice in large wine glasses and enjoy.
12. The Star Gazer
Ingredients: 2 oz. chardonnay 1 oz. dark rum ½ oz. vanilla bean extract ½ oz. pineapple juice Garnish: lime wedge Directions: Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
13. The Mamarita
Ingredients: 1½ oz. Sauza Blue Tequila Silver ½ oz. cabernet sauvignon 1 oz. DeKuyper Triple Sec 1 oz. agave nectar 1 oz. lime juice Garnish: lime twist Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a glass. Garnish with a lime twist.