Monthly Archives: April 2019

Dip It + Gift It: Easter Edition

Hey, friends! Happy EASTER WEEK! We are gearing up for all things bunnies and eggs and baskets around here, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll take any excuse to celebrate an occasion with gifts! Which is why we know you’re going to L O V E today’s post!

We are dipping and gifting wine bottles for an adorable, double-y delish little present for your favorite friend, family member, teacher, nail tech, or honestly maybe just for yourself! We won’t judge! No matter who the lucky recipient is — we all know the Easter Bunnies of the world wouldn’t mind a glass of vino and a little chocolate after scrambling to fill & hide all the baskets before the Easter Sunday sunshine rises, right?!

So here’s what you’ll need to get started: First, a bottle of your favorite C+C wine! We went with Rue de Pearl Rosé, but any bottle will do! Once you’ve picked out your wine, you’ll need to grab some melting chocolate, press n’ seal, a basting brush, and a pot to melt your chocolate. A stove or an electric burner will also be necessary.

As you can see, the process is super simple! In a little more detail, here’s what you’ll need to do: Set your burner to med-high heat. Pour your melting chocolate into your pot and stir every minute or so until smooth. While your chocolate is melting, take your plastic wrap and wrap your bottle, leaving the top open. In this particular case, we used our delicious Rue de Pearl Rosé. Ensure that the plastic goes all the way to the bottom and wrap it underneath, so as to keep the chocolate from touching the actual bottle. Now, you’re ready to dip (or in our case, paint!) We used a silicone basting brush to essentially “paint” on the chocolate which made the process SO easy, but you can use whatever you’d like. At this point, take the basting brush in the chocolate and paint your bottle and again, leave the top clean. We went around the bottle a few times to get the chocolate nice and thick, but again, this is a total preference thing. You can’t really mess this up, we promise! Lastly, while the chocolate is still melted, add your sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch! After this, let your chocolate dry (about 5-10 minutes in the freezer will do the trick!) Once dry, wrap your adorable bottle in a plastic bag, tie a ribbon around the top, and gift it! SO. DANG. SIMPLE! Check out the video at the end of this post to see for yourself!

This really is such a cute gift to give and, y’all, who doesn’t love receiving a bottle of wine from a friend!? And when said bottle of wine is covered in chocolate?! YES PLEASE.

However you are celebrating Easter this weekend, we think a Dip It + Gift It bottle of your favorite C+C wine will add the perfect touch to your holiday!

Happy Easter, friends!

Rosé Berry Spritz

Y’ALL! Spring is so close we can literally feel it (some days at least) and we are SO excited to bring you allll the refreshing, sit-on-the-patio-and-drink, delicious drink recipes.

I think it’s probably safe to say we’re all ready to pack up the winter cold and tuck it away for a while, and what better way to send it off than with a strawberry-rosé mixer that will literally have you convinced you’re actually DRINKING warm weather. Plus, per usual — it is a cinch to make…because that’s just

Here’s what you’ll need:

Badabing-badaboom — this pretty little bev will be ready to serve in no time and we promise you — it goes down just as easily as it takes to prepare. Not to mention — it’s flipping gorgeous to look at. So whether it’s a bridal luncheon, a baby shower, or just another Saturday (or Monday…you know we aren’t judging) afternoon — we are certain this one will be a hit.

Bubbly Blanc

Listen, ladies. We all know everybody’s doing their best to eat clean and be mindful of the harsh reality that swimsuit season is standing on our front porch knocking — but that doesn’t mean you can’t drink something delicious while being mindful, right?! Plus — you’ve all heard it: wine is from grapes, and grapes are a fruit. FRUIT. Let that resonate for a minute, okay?

Today we’re coming at you with an easy-to-make, easier-to-drink, crisp and refreshing little Sauvignon Blanc mixer. It literally calls for 2 ingredients and a few fruit slices to garnish…because we all know mama ain’t got time for fancy mixology between the soccer games and baseball tournaments and dance recitals and college graduations, amen?!

Here’s what you’ll need to make our Martin’s Rake Bubbly Blanc:

Yeah, girl. It’s that simple! And bonus — It really is as light, crisp, and refreshing as it looks.

Cheers, sister! Mindful eating or not, you deserve this one.