73 days to Christmas! We're going to kick off our 10 year anniversary a little early this year with a contest! The good news is that you need not buy anything to win. All you need to do is to use our label designer to create a cool label design, and email your first, last name directly into firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a free case of wine (value up to $199) with your design. We're going to award one winner each week. Each week we'll blog about last week's winner!
Use your imagination, be creative and you'll save yourself $200 worth of holiday gifts! Oh and if you want to keep youself in tune with our latest contests, we're always up to something on Twitter @personalwine so follow me! This year is the perfect year to cut your holiday gifts to under $15 using a bottle of personalized wine. Win it or buy it, you win either way. Please feel free to email me and let me know how we are doing!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, New Year's or Happy Holidays!
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Here at Personal Wine, we work triple time to make sure you get your personalized wine bottles on time, everytime. What has allowed us to rise above the rest is the quality of our wines. Search the competition and see for yourself that there are plenty of companies who will personalize a bottle of "mystery" juice. At Personal Wine, we source the finest premium brands from world-reknowed vineyards and wineries. The wines we choose deliver excellent quality and price and we make sure the labels look great! Every recipient will know exactly where the wine came from, and what they are receiving because the back label says it all. There is no mystery as to the quality of the wines we select.
The winter holidays are fun, dynamic and hectic here at Personal Wine. As we enter into our 10th year in business, we celebrate our 12,000th customer. The most interesting thing about this customer is that they wanted personalized wine for a memorial party, celebrating the live and death of a World War II pilot who lived a grand life after several near-death experiences in the Pacific front. We'd like to say that everyday we get cool label designs, but this one hits home. After 9/11, we all look at veterans and our armed forces as people who have sacrificed their lives and the lives of their families to better the lives of those abroad and those here at home. We'd like to say thank you, and we love you to guys and gals who wear bear Stars and Stripes. Now our business officially kicks into high gear in October as individuals and companies rush to find that perfect holiday gift. Tickets to the theatre, lavish dinners, and trips have fallen way-side as we all practice financial responsibility.
At Personal Wine, we are no different. We've lowered our prices, up to 40% off regular price, and created special packaging to ensure that your holiday, wedding, or birthday gift can be personalized using an award-winning wine under $25 with shipping inclusive. Shop with confidence that you will receive award-winning customer service and know that you're buying a wine that people will enjoy at Personal Wine. This holiday season, you will be the hero. All you need to do is sit back and listen to the praise which will kick start 2010 on a positive note!
What do Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and Dan Ackroyd have in common? They all have their own wines. How a celebrity (some posthumously) can create and market their wines leaves some mystified and curious. Just last week, Frank Sinatra himself resurrected from his grave to launch his own wines. He specifically told the press via email that he was "unavailable" for comment after a particular member of his entourage spilled the beans stating that "Ol' blue eyes like Jack Daniels, not wine." While its always entertaining to see how a celebrity can yield their powers towards charity and enterprise, few actually have anything whatsoever to do with the actual wine-making, simply lending the name in the spirit of private enterprise. Whether the wines are good or unpalatable, should be left up to the fans to decide. Please do leave comments and tell us what you think about their wines!
Two most important factors in choosing wines are price relative to quality. Quality Price Ratio is a term that industry people, collectors and simple wine enthusiasts look for consciously or subconsciously when buying wines. Independent reviews lend a hand to oenophiles by slapping a 0-100 point score on a wine, but is there really a difference between a 90 point wine at $20 and a 90 point wine at $100? Is the difference substantial to warrant such a difference and is the enjoyment? When a wine buyer selects inventory for their store, QPR and availability should be the two largest factors in their buying decisions. An inexpensive wine is only good if it passes a set of criteria that gives it credibility as a "best buy." Best buy wines are characterized as "bang for your buck" and exhibit the characteristics of the wine varietal with excellence at a relatively low price point. In the coming weeks as we enter the full swing of Fall with High Holidays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years (just to name a few), step into your local retailer, and ask the question... "I am shopping for price and quality, where is your best buy in Red, White or Sparkling?" If they can't answer you with reason, you are buying wine at the wrong place. As a wine enthusiast, you'll secretly be toasting success at the next dinner party.
Its August right now, many of us are entrenched in family vacation, sports, travel, and best of all drinking great wines. We're seeing lots of great deals on wines coming this fall including some Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, and a few others to accentuate the wine list on Personal Wine. We're very excited to prices low, service high while most importantly setting a high benchmark for quality in wine, labels, and etchings. Whether you are looking for a custom wedding gift, retirement party favor, launch party gift, or convention swag, we've got it here on Personal Wine. The results you get with Personal Wine is so good you can literally taste it.
Its August, I get married in less than a month. Am I nervous? Not at all. Why? Well we've helped so many brides/grooms with their personalized wedding wines and champagnes that we kinda got a good idea about what to do. Tiramasu layered cake, a jazz band, some incredible catering and a suit (no tux) so I can wear it at my biz meeting the following week. Since we're going with halibut and filet mignon, we're choosing the Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Its got the beautiful color of a fruit forward, jammy Pinot. There is some nice minerality and texture with a well balanced and polished finish. The tannin levels are moderate so its diverse meaning you can eat it with cheese dishes, poultry, even meats, but its going to pair best with that Halibut Filet. Post dinner, we're cracking into the Charles de Fere Blanc de Blancs. We've got them in a mini bottle format which is great because we know we are getting exactly how much we need ($). I'll keep you posted on the events and some pics and I appreciate all the well wishes that have come our way.
We're approaching 10 years in business! Personal Wine has seen some really incredible looking wine labels for just about every occasion. Celebrating the birth of a new family member, even the departure of a loved one. Celebrity singers, corporate executives and the guy/girl next door, each looking for that special occasion gift. I will tell you that I am a Personal Wine frequent customer. It gives truth to the saying that When in Rome, do as Romans would do. I come to work at Personal Wine everyday and frequently leave with a gift for a friend, just like any good citizen of Rome would do!
I am 32 years old, about to marry the perfect woman, and all my friends are wondering what will be served at my wedding? Personal Wine of course! We're going with the mini champagne bottles, personalized for the grab bags. For out of town guests, we're going to do two bottles in each room - Groom Shiraz (a beautiful 96 pointer) and the Morgan Chardonnay (a consistently dry, oaky production from Santa Lucia Highlands). The toast will be given using a Brut Rose (not personalized, from Wines.com). Email me at alex at personalwine dot com, tell me about how and why you use Personal Wine. If we feature your story, we'll give you a free gift certificate to Personal Wine! By Alex Andrawes, Founder and President
Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape, originating from the Loire Valley in Central Western France. These days, SB is being produced by just about every major wine appellation, including New Zealand, California, Washington, South Africa just to name a few. Sauvignon Blanc is a dry (not overly dry like a chardonnay) white wine with distinct apple, apricot, gooseberry flavors. This wine is widely available as a single varietal or as a blend with Semillon.
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Spring is held dear by the guys and gals here at Personal Wine simply because we understand the importance. We honor family and friends, in particular the ones we hold dearest, our Mothers and Fathers. Our parents love small gifts, in particular ones that hold meaning, not ties and golf balls. They love things with taste and class, but they want it to come with the message of love and care. Check out our labels this year for Mother's & Father's Day, simply put it is the coolest and most cost effective gift to give this year.
If you are headed to a wedding this year, think about giving a gift of customized wines. We now etch wines as well as label them. For under $15 per bottle, we can deliver a nice bottle, custom labeled with your greeting, sure to be enjoyed by the bride and groom. For a few bucks more, we'll etch those bottles.
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