The Taste of Save Our Shore

The Taste of Save Our Shore

With such a beautiful bottle and wonderful cause, I was hoping the taste of Save Our Shore was able to live up to my expectations. Thoughts from the Brand On the  bottle, the description is as follows: This unfiltered Weizen Pils is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts.  It is hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops.  It has a brilliant gold...

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Introducing Save Our Shore by Abita

Introducing Save Our Shore by Abita

This week, our family is on vacation in the place we call our second home – Marco Island, Florida.  Located on the southern tip of the Gulf side of Florida, I’ve visited this little piece of paradise since I was a little girl. Back in 2010, you may remember, that an oil spill flowed for 3 months in the Gulf of Mexico.  Wildlife, shores, and the...

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Jewelry Inspired by Peninsula Cellars

Jewelry Inspired by Peninsula Cellars

This week, the focus has been on Detention Sweet Red Table wine by Peninsula Cellars.  I enjoyed this wine and had a great time learning more about the winery located right here in Michigan.  Next time I’m in Traverse City (this summer), I’ll definitely be stopping by to taste and say “hello”. The Process With a tasting room located...

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Peninsula Cellars – The Backstory

Peninsula Cellars – The Backstory

Peninsula Cellars is located on the Old Mission Peninsula, just north of Traverse City, Michigan. The region lies along the 45th parallel like the other wine regions including Alsace, Burgundy, and Bordeaux.  From the website, this is how Peninsula describes their wine making: Our philosophy toward wine making has always been very minimalistic, allowing the...

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The Taste of Peninsula Detention

The Taste of Peninsula Detention

Peninsula Detention is described on the bottle as a “sweet red table wine”.  Obviously, that means there are a blend of grapes in the mix and I was anxious to learn more and taste the flavor.  I was a bit surprised not to find a taste description on the bottle itself as I’ve found this to be a staple with most wines.  So, after my first taste,...

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Introduction to Detention

Introduction to Detention

This week, as the kids head into spring break, I thought it would be fun to feature wine with a school theme – Detention from Peninsula Cellars right here in Michigan.  I was drawn to the label of this sweet red table wine not only for the name, but also for the chalkboard “detention” feel of the design. I will only drink good wine!!! That...

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Designs Inspired by Laverstoke Park Farm

Designs Inspired by Laverstoke Park Farm

  This past week I focused on the Organic Real Ale from Laverstoke Park Farm.  The backstory of this brand was great and I thought I had a lot of good information to work with as inspiration…..that was, until I actually tried to create the designs. The Process I spent many hours thinking about what I could do to tie the rich background of the brand...

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Laverstoke Park Farm – The Back Story

Laverstoke Park Farm – The Back Story

As I did some of the initial searches on the taste of Laverstoke Park Farm this week, I started to find some really interesting facts for the backstory.  I was surprised by many of the details I found and realized that this brand is much bigger than just a great beer.  Here are my headlines on the most interesting stories: Auto Racing Connection When I started...

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The Taste of Laverstoke Park Farm Real Ale

The Taste of Laverstoke Park Farm Real Ale

The packaging of Laverstoke Park Farm had initially drawn me in and I was intrigued to learn that this was an organic brew.  I have found a number of breweries and wineries lately who are moving to more organic and sustainable practices and I was anxious to taste what Laverstoke Park Farm had to offer. Thoughts from the Brand Around the neck of the bottle,...

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Introducing Laverstoke Park Farm

Introducing Laverstoke Park Farm

This week, I fell in love with the cute bottle cap from Laverstoke Park Farm.  The details on this cap are amazing and I was drawn to the statement on the cap that said “Known as The University of Organics”.  Here’s the look of the overall bottle: The design is fun and whimsical.  I like the informality of the illustrations – they...

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Designs Inspired by Perfecta Chardonnay

Designs Inspired by Perfecta Chardonnay

This week the focus was on Perfecta chardonnay.  The vintage label design drew me in and I was excited to learn more about the brand.  However, I quickly found that there was little to learn about Perfecta online.  So, I headed into the design process with the label and the flavor as my inspiration. The Collection This week, I’m challenged to call the...

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The Taste of Perfecta Chardonnay

The Taste of Perfecta Chardonnay

The label is a cool retro design.  The cork is boring and plain.  So, on to the taste……. Thoughts from the Brand Looking online, I think I’ve found myself another beautiful bottle without any information online.  No website.  No reviews.  No Backstory.  Little to nothing.  I did find this brand description on one of the few sites I located....

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Introducing Perfecta Chardonnay

Introducing Perfecta Chardonnay

This week, I’ve chosen Perfecta – a North Coast Chardonnay.  The image on the logo really drew me to this bottle.  I was intrigued by the woman with the flowing hair leaning on the bike.  I wanted to learn more about the name and the wine….which is a good sign that the bottle has me a bit hooked. So, I pulled the bottle off the shelf and...

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Jewelry Inspired by Life & Limb

Jewelry Inspired by Life & Limb

This week I had the opportunity to learn about a beer that is a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head breweries.  This partnership has lead to a delicious beer and underlines a shared passion for the brewing process. The Design Process As I started to think about the designs for the week, I knew I had some great pieces to work with – a...

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My name is Lori Sullivan. By day I'm a Marketing Strategist and by night I'm a Jewelry Designer. I also enjoy relaxing with family and friends with a great wine or beer. This blog is the place where my passions for drinks, design, memories and marketing mix.