Lovers of fine wine and food often savor the rich, authentic atmosphere in which they are enjoyed as much as they do the food and wine. One example of this is the new wave of wineries that now serve fine food with their wines in a refined, â€śworking wineryâ€ť environment. Here guests are surrounded by large oak wine casks and barrels, and other tools and symbols of the art of wine making â€“ often inside an operating wine cave or cellar.
Hospitality designers and owners can bring that same ambiance into the dining rooms and bars of restaurants and clubs with a combination of authentic looking wine cask reproductions and surroundings that evoke the feeling of a working winery, such as this bar room wall at Fogo de Chao Brazilian Churrascaria in Chicago.
Lots of wine lover gift lists come out this time of year. This one is a little different. Weâ€™ve researched and identified the top personalized gifts for wine lovers. ok, we may be a tiny bit biased as one of the gifts on our list is a product we make. A personalized gift is customized or individualized in a way that is meaningful to the recipient. Often this involves some kind of text inscription or engraving – possibly just the recipientâ€™s name, monogram or just an initial, but may involve other custom features that have a strong personal emotional appeal.