Musings Articles

The Art of Living with Carol Lundquist of Wine Bottle Art

One of the things I love about doing what I do is working with passionate people. Five minutes with Carol Lundquist, the owner and artist behind Wine Bottle Art, will show you how passionate she is about her work, and give you the perfect example of merging what you...

Up Close & Personal with Rewined Candles

The Sugar Vine was founded by a love of wine and a desire to be a part of other wine lovers' journeys. That's the guiding light in our search for new products for your home. We are excited to announce the launch of an exciting new series, where we share up close and...

Stocking the Wine Shop

One of the most common questions we’re asked is “Where do your products come from.” Every time, we answer proudly, “From artisans around the country.” Today we’d like to go a little deeper and share how we acquire products for the Wine Shop, from inspiration to...

5 Valentine’s Gifts to Please the Palate

Chocolate Dipped & Cream Cheese Stuffed Strawberries You can’t go wrong with strawberries for Valentine’s Day, especially when they’re chocolate dipped or stuffed with cream cheese filling. To really up the “sweetness” factor, make them yourself or as a fun...
Stocking the Wine Shop

Stocking the Wine Shop

One of the most common questions we’re asked is “Where do your products come from.” Every time, we answer proudly,...

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New Year’s Wine Resolutions

New Year’s Wine Resolutions

It’s the new year and you know what that means: time to make resolutions about being healthier, working out more, saving money, and keeping the house clean. These resolutions are all great, but, frankly, there’s a reason most resolutions are broken by February:...

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7 Stellar Gifts for Wine Lovers

7 Stellar Gifts for Wine Lovers

The holiday season is an exciting time for everyone, but especially for wine lovers. Why? Because all of our friends and family know the perfect present for us: wine, or gifts to help us enjoy wine. We’ve rounded up the top gifts for every wine lover on your list,...

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Lucky Foods for the New Year

Lucky Foods for the New Year

We all know the “proper” drink for New Year’s is champagne- a toast at midnight and then mimosas for brunch. What you eat for New Year’s is also important. Different cultures around the world have traditions surrounding foods to eat on New Year’s Day for health and...

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Pie Season has Arrived!

Halloween is over, November is here, and that means one thing: we can all start gorging ourselves on pie! This is one of my favorite times of year because pie comes front and center in the dessert world. At other times of the year, most people think of cake, cookies, and ice cream when they want dessert, but in November it. Is. All. Pie. Pumpkin, lemon meringue, coconut cream, pecan, apple, cherry, buttermilk, you can have any flavor you want, any crust you want, and as much of it as you want!

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Featured Fall Desserts

Fall truly is the best time for dessert. I say that every season because I?m excited for the new flavors to try, but I really mean it with fall. The flavors transition from citrus and fruit focused to cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin. They?re warmer flavors with more depth. They make you want to slow down a little and savor them, rather than gobble them up and run back to the pool. To get you thinking about the delicious flavors of fall, here are a few of The Sugar Vine?s favorites:

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Pie, pie, pie!

National Pie Day is a completely made-up day to celebrate and honor all things pie. It’s a little ridiculous but kind of awesome at the same time. National Pie Day is celebrated on January 23rd. In honor of National Pie Day, here are some fun facts about pie, as well as some great recipes and wine pairings.

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Cookie Butter for Thanksgiving Dessert

Personally, my favorite way to eat cookie butter is by the spoonful, straight out of the jar. Seriously. Give me a jar of crunchy cookie butter for Trader Joe?s and a glass of chardonnay, and I?m a happy camper. Unfortunately, not everyone feels this way and if you?re serving a nice dinner, it?s usually best to not give your guests jars of cookie butter for dessert. The good news is, you can get your cookie butter fix and serve a nice dessert to your loved ones.

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20 Delicious Ways to use Leftover Halloween Candy

20 Delicious Ways to use Leftover Halloween Candy

Some people may dread November 1st because that's when they (or their kids) will want to eat all the candy in the house. I look forward to it because I get to eat all the leftover candy the trick or treaters didn't take. If you're like me, the beginning of November is...

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Pumpkin Pie Bars- The Solution to your Pumpkin Pie Craving

Do you love pumpkin pie? Do you hate the trouble of making pie crust? I have the solution to your conundrum today with pumpkin pie bars. The filling has a very similar texture and flavor to pumpkin pie but it has a shortbread crust, which is super easy to mix. The crust gives the bars a slight crunch to complement the gooiness of the filling, so you have a creamy, crunchy pumpkin dessert to satisfy your craving.

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Get Your AM Pumpkin Fix with Pumpkin Bread

Raise your hand if you’ve ever eaten pumpkin pie for breakfast. Be honest! Don’t worry, you’re not alone; tons of pumpkin lovers have had dessert for breakfast, too. If you’re trying to break this habit, or just looking for a new way to get your pumpkin fix, I have you covered. This pumpkin bread has all the flavor you love from pumpkin pie but in bread form, which makes it a perfect breakfast treat, or afternoon snack. This is a nice, dense bread with a spicy, savory flavor that can pair with coffee or a mimosa.

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Pumpkin Pie- A Lasting Trend

In honor of pumpkin month on the blog and to prepare you for Thanksgiving next month, today we?re doing fun facts about pumpkin pie! Pumpkin pie is the quintessential pumpkin dessert and, if you?re anything like my family, you look forward to it every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas. They like it so much my mom always had to make two pumpkin pies every holiday when we were growing up so there would be enough for everyone. She uses the classic pumpkin pie recipe on the Libby pumpkin can and everyone goes crazy for it every year. People are also going nuts right now for pumpkin spice everything. Starting in September and running through the fall, you can?t turn a corner without running into a new pumpkin spice flavored food or pumpkin spice scented product. With all of this craziness over pumpkin pie, it?s only fair to share some interesting tidbits on pumpkin pie?s history.

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A Berry Delicious Classic- Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This week?s strawberry flavored dessert is a classic: chocolate covered strawberries. These babies are sure to please any sweet tooth with the sweet berry coated in decadent chocolate. The beauty of these berries is they only require a few ingredients and you don?t even have to turn on the stove if you don?t want to. And you can change up the type of chocolate used so they?re always exciting and delicious.

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