Irises Custom Logo Measuring Wine Glass.
Irises Cafe & Wine Bar, winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, is now offering custom measuring wine glasses created by Mr. Picky. The measuring dots allow Irises to measure their wine pours accurately and control pour costs. The custom measuring wine glass features the gorgeous Irises logo on one side, and 3 and 6 oz. pour marks on the other side. The 6 oz. mark designates a glass of wine and the 3 oz. mark designates a “taste.” Many wineries, restaurants and wine bars are selling 3 oz. tastes for customers who don’t want to commit to an entire glass of wine.
As many bar owners know, it’s easy to pour profits away with generous wine pours as it is often difficult to eyeball a 4, 5, or 6 oz. wine pour. The Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glasses takes out the guesswork. Measuring marks provide a visual point of reference allowing the bartender to pour the wine accurately. A restaurant, winery or winebar’s logo on the glass provides excellent branding and also turns the wine glass into a souvenir. Many customers who take the wine glasses home appreciate the fact that they can measure their wine consumption, easily divvy up wine for dinner parties, or use it as a tool for losing weight (many Weight Watchers customers measure their ounces which equate to Weight Watchers points).
Irises Cafe & Wine Bar, located in historic downtown Plattsburgh, N.Y., features California and New World cuisine and offer 40 wines by the glass. They provide catering, music, wine tastings and special events. Don’t miss their lovely cupcake bake shop next door called Delish. To see a video tour of the cafe go to the website and click on “Come Inside.”
Interested in Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glasses for your restaurant, winebar, winery or personal use? Please contact us via email.
By Mr. Picky
Skinnygirl Wines remind me of skinny girls, or, rather, girls that are too skinny: They often lack character, depth, and there’s nothing to grab on to.
The main selling point of Skinnygirl wine is that it’s low in calories: It contains 100 calories for 5 ounces or 20 calories per ounce. By contrast, most red and white wine contain 125 calories for 5 ounces or 25 calories per ounce. By drinking Skinnygirl wine you are only saving 25 calories per glass.
Is it worth $15 a bottle? I think not. Why not drink a good glass of wine and burn those extra 25 calories by jump roping for 3 minutes, doing jumping jacks for 3 minutes, or walking for 30 minutes? Continue reading
“We love the Mr. Picky® Moderation Wine Glass. What a great idea to help people enjoy their delicious wine by keeping it easy to stay mindful and aware of just how much you are actually serving yourself. It is so interesting how easy it is to underestimate how much you really are drinking, especially for those of us who LOVE wine! After all, balance is the best way, as we know from the healthy Sonoma Philosophy.”
— Dr. Connie Guttersen, New York Times bestselling author
of The New Sonoma Diet and The New Sonoma Diet Cookbook
Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE, Certified Diabetes Educator, endorses the Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glasses.
Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE is a Certified Diabetes Educator. Ms. French has provided local nutritional and dietetic services for more than 20 years. She is the former Food & Nutrition Editor, has written articles for Diabetes Health Magazine, and published a book on nutrition and breast cancer, has worked for Ojai Valley Community Hospital in Santa Barbara County and Cottage Health System and is the creator of the Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures Meetup group and the nutrition instructor for the Culinary Arts program at Santa Barbara City College. She is a frequent public speaker, presenting nutrition and wellness topics on television and radio. As a nutrition facts label analyzer, she also helps commercial food-making companies meet U.S. Nutrition Facts Label requirements.
Below is her endorsement of the Mr. Picky Measuring Wine Glass and her take on wine consumption guidelines. Continue reading
Fergie, of The Black Eyed Peas, launches Ferguson Crest wine label with her father, Pat Ferguson.
By Kristyn Burtt, www.sheknows.com
Fergie, of The Black Eyed Peas. Photo courtesy of www.fanpop.com
She sings, she dances, and she sells wine. The Black Eyed Peas singer, Fergie, and her dad, Pat Ferguson, have officially announced the formation of a family wine label entitled Ferguson Crest. The winery is based in Santa Barbara County approximately 90 minutes north of Los Angeles, California. The vineyard was founded in 2006 in preparation for their wine label launch.
Ferguson Crest will feature several types of wine, including a syrah; a cabernet; and two viogniers, which are from a white wine grape. In true Fergie form, there will also be a red blend aptly named “Fergalicious.”
As the co-founder of Ferguson Crest, Fergie says, “I am so proud and excited for the world to see and taste what I’ve been working on with my father for the last few years. Not only is it a thrill for me to open a winery, but to do so with my father makes it even more special.” Continue reading
Pali Wine Company, a favorite of the Pinot loving Mr. Picky, opens in the Funk Zone in downtown Santa Barbara:
Pinot Pros Now Pouring on Yanonali
Pali Wine Co. Opens Tasting Room in Funk Zone
By Matt Kettmann of independent.com
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Aaron Walker, winemaker of Pali Wine Co. Photo by Paul Wellman, independent.com
There’s not much middle ground when it comes to pinot noir. When grown for quality in cool climates with rocky soils, the yields are shockingly low, meaning that prices are frighteningly high. When grown for quantity so that the rest of us can actually afford a taste, it usually tastes like grape punch. Then along came Pali Wine Co., which set up shop in Lompoc seven years ago and focused on making pinots that were both reasonably priced and solidly made.
“Those are the wines that have allowed us to grow,” said Aaron Walker, Pali’s winemaker since 2008, now overseeing the production of nearly 20,000 annual cases that are sold in 30 different states. “There is a niche there for sure, which we’ve found.” Continue reading