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In love with wine bottles? Give them a second life!

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If you finished the wine want to give a second life to the bottle, there are different projects you can make at your home to give them a good use.

  • Slow drip irrigator for plants: If you have spare empty wine bottles, a garden and a little free time, you can feed your plants by drilling a hole in the cork and keeping the bottle always full of water over the desired container.
  • Bird feeder: If you love birds and like to listen to them in the mornings, you can create a simple wooden base to place the wine bottle upside down with only a part of the cap in place and keep it always full of seeds. The birds always will visit your home.
  • A simple vase: If you have been given a flower and you have no place for it, you can fill the empty wine bottle that you like with water and place the flower in full view of everyone at home.
  • A delimiter for the garden: Create a trail in your garden can be an opportunity to add something original to your decor. Bury bottles upside down in the soil, leaving exposed a small part, will make the path created much more interesting than if you use simple stones.
  • Maintain the shape of your boots: For those who use high boots, prevent warping is a real concern. The most effective and affordable option is to insert a bottle in each boot. They will keep their shape and always will stand in your closet.
  • A board for messages written in chalk: dip your empty wine bottles in a pot with chalkboard paint and wait for them to dry. You will get the reward of having the bottles used as a blackboard and leave messages for the family members in a fun way.
  • Lamps: If you have a tile drill or a friend to lend you one, you need only to make a small hole in the bottom of an empty wine bottle. Then you just have to insert a string of lights in the bottle and enjoy your new lamp.
  • Support for libraries: It is always desirable to maintain the order of the library. One option to avoid clutter your books as you read them is to place a wine bottle filled with sand between the books and the furniture.
  • To store whatever you want: If you don’t have many containers and have a transparent wine bottle, you can remove the label and place grains, dried foods or sweets inside.

Have you tried any of these ideas? Have others which can help recycling wine bottles?

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Flores de Callejo 2013: a red wine with Ribera del Duero DO vinified with tempranillo from 2013 and has an alcohol content of 14.5º.

 

 

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Paco & Lola 2014: a white wine from the Rias Baixas DO with albariño of 2014 and with an alcohol proof of 13,5º.

 

 

*Picture: Scrappy Annie (flickr)

New tendencies in wine designs

Boarding pass shirazFrom time to time we like to review the new trends in designs of wine, and now that the 2011 vintage is going on, is a good time to take a look at fashion in this important packaging, trying to figure out how will we get surprised this year.

Wineries are generally not very innovative in this matter although there are exceptions, but if we go abroad we see wine labels and designs that surprise us every day, both label and bottles.

Neil Ashmead GTSTo start your visit today you have to get comfortable, fasten your sit belt and put your seat straight … to taste the Boarding pass shiraz, a wine whose label is inspired by the boarding passes of aircrafts. At the back label you can see the instructions of use of wine, and the capsule is the sticker which identifies suitcases. Curious, isn’t it? Well, come on, we start the journey!!

The labels we will show you have a common motive. They are all related to transportation. As with our next wine, Neil Ashmead GTS (“Grand Tourer Shiraz”), a wine created as a tribute to the passion of cars and Neil Ashmead wines. This is an Australian wine with a label that looks like the cover of a car game from the Playstation  and has as its main curiosity the cap, as shown in the picture, it seems like a shifter.

Mini garaje winesBut the journey is over and it’s time to return the car to the garage and check out the: filters, water … and oil. Have you ever heard about garage wines? The wines are handcrafted in small productions, based on the quality love and care a wine of great quality. What we could not think is that the concept of garage wine would be taken to its ultimate consequences, as we can see in the next bottle.

The packaging is designed to simulate a car oil can, but we can assure you that what’s inside is just wine … or not?

In case you do not trust, we will make 2 suggestions today; we assure you that there will be wine inside the bottles, and quality one!

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Aalto Wineries has achieved a place among the top wineries in Spain with wines like this.

Buy Aalto Ps 2006 58,55

 

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Another new winery which has made a way into the Spanish scene a few years, based on producing great wines like Habla del silencio.

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