11 Wine-Lover Gifts You Can Only Find on Etsy

Now that you’ve recovered from the thanksgiving whirlwind, you can unwind with some shopping! And wine! 🙂 It’s THE best feeling to get all of your gifts purchased, wrapped, and thrown (literally) under the tree… the stop to make this year is not in a mall… but online. On Etsy! I’ve bought many things on here (even my wedding dress… yea!) There are so many talented folks on the internet now wanting to sell you their stuff! So pour yourself a glass of cheap vino, and pull out your credit card. You’re about to spend lots of money!! 🙂 [Read more…]

18 Foods Made With The One Best Ingredient: Wine


Maybe I’ve been on recipe-finding binge lately, or maybe I’m in a wine-obsessed mood 🙂 But I wanted to show the world how you could find great tasting recipes using wine! Red and white (I don’t discriminate). Drink and eat your wine… what a world we live in. Enjoy these 18 recipes! (Psst, this weekend is perfect timing to try some of these out if you’re having a football pot-luck!)

1 – White Wine Cake

white wine cake 2 pn

2 – Red Wine Chocolate Cake

chocolate red wine loaf

3 – Red Wine Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese Tartlets

red wine carmalized onions and goat cheese

4 – Peach Wine Popsicles


5 – Red Wine Beef Stew

red wine beef stew

6 – Strawberry Moscato Cake


7 – Red Wine Truffles


8 – Red Wine Poached Pears

red wine poached pears

9 – Red Wine Cookies

red wine cookies

10 – Slower Cooker Red Wine Roast Beef


11 – White Wine Cheese Fondue

white wine cheese fondue

12 – Red Wine Hot Chocolate


13 – Red Wine Ice Cream

red wine ice cream

14 – Moscato Ice Cream

moscato ice cream

15 – Red Wine Brownies

red wine brownies

16 – Merlot Meatballs

merlot meatballs

17 – Cheesecake With Wine Gelee


18 – Wine Butter

wine butter

Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke

10 Ways To Reuse Wine Bottles

wine bottles Collage

One of the perks of crafting with wine bottles is you must drink the wine first! 🙂 If you’re like me, you save all your corks and bottles hoping to get a weekend free to put your creativity to work. Here are some great and unique ways to decorate and reuse a wine bottle for a gift or to decorate your home!

1 – Dish Soap Dispenser

dish soap wine bottle

2 – DIY “Home” Decorative Bottles

diy decorative home wine bottles

3 – Citronella Candles

citonella candle wine bottle

4 – Dry Food Dispenser

lentils holder wine bottle

5 – Herb Planter

planter wine bottle

6 – Outdoor Torch Light

outdoor torche light wine bottle

7 – Painted “Love” Vases

love vase wine bottle

8 – Wine Bottle Wrapping


9 – Chalkboard Paint


10 – Bird Feeder

wine bottle bird feeder

Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke


8 Wine Pairing Party Ideas

wine pairing Collage

If you are heading to the Food and Wine Show this weekend in Minneapolis, stop by Clingk’s booth and say hi! Pick up your complementary Clingk for your tasting glass for the day too!

What a better way to gear up for the Food and Wine show than to host your very own wine pairing party! Here are some great tips to get you inspired.

1 – Wine (+ Beer) & Cheese Pairings

wine and beer and cheese parings

2 – Wine, Meat & Fish Pairings

wine and meat pairings

3 – Wine & Chocolate Pairings

wine and chocolate pairing

4 – Wine & Cupcakes Pairings


5 – Wine & Burgers Pairings


6 – Wine & Girl Scout Cookies Pairings

girl scout cookies and wine pairing

7 – Wine & Herbs Pairings

herbs and wine pairing

8 – Wine & Pizza Pairings

pizza and wine pairing

Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke