Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with Lower Calorie Wine

Disclosure – “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Brancott Estate Flight Song. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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Instead of New Year’s Resolutions I like to write down my goals and priorities for the new year so that I’m more likely to stick to the plan. This year my two biggest goals are to get my home better organized and to lose ten pounds. To help lose the weight I’m walking several miles a day and keeping track of everything I eat. Once I started keeping track of my daily caloric intake I was amazed at quickly it adds up during the day. The food log has sure been motivating me to eat less and to make better use of the calories I do get.

Brancott Estate Flight Song Wine

There are a few things I would never give up but I plan to do in moderation instead – ice cream, cheese and wine! When I found out that Brancott Estate Flight Song wines have 20% less calories than similar selections of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio I had to try them out. My friend Theresa and I had a little wine tasting party and we decided that both of the wines are delicious. Both were light, fruity and flavorful without being overly sweet.

Brancott Estate Flight Song Wine

I will definitely buy more Brancott Estates Flight Song wine and I won’t feel guilty at all when I add it to my calorie intake log for the day. Between increasing my activity and decreasing calories I’m planning to lose the weight without depriving myself so I know that it will be easier to reach my goal and to maintain the goal weight. It is estimated that 75% of people break their resolutions after just one week, so I’m excited to have instead made some lifestyle changes that have been much easier to stick to. I think the best part of the plan though is to have a bottle handy while I’m organizing my closets and kitchen!


Wine Baskets and Wine Gifts

Looking for the perfect type of gift to give someone but not exactly sure what kind of gift would be best? There are plenty of different wine baskets and wine gifts to choose from, all of which have something to offer to anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine every now and then.

The wine baskets that are available offer some of the finest and most delectable wines that anyone would be interested in tasting. There is such a selection to choose from, making it easier to pick the particular basket that is best for the recipient who will be receiving the gift. There are some baskets that come equipped with both fine wine and selected cheeses. Some even come in unique containers like the stainless steel colander pictured above. The included cheeses all go well with wine and you’ll quite an assortment featured in the gift baskets, like the heavenly sounding Parmesan peppercorn cheese, along with assorted nuts and olives.

This gift basket includes all the necessary ingredients for a romantic Tuscan dinner. Other gift baskets that are available include selections of fine wine, ranging from Charles de Fere Cuvee Jean-Louis Blanc de Blancs Brut to Lucinda & Millie Cabernet Sauvignon and more. Snacks found in these baskets include sea salt crackers, assorted nuts, fruits, cheese wedges and much more. With these types of gift baskets, it is much more about quality than quantity and you will find that all items in each of these assortments are made of the highest quality and finest ingredients.

Disclosure – this is a sponsored guest post written by a contributing author.


Review: Hootch Owl from Red Envelope

This “Hootch Owl” corkscrew is modeled after a famous design from the 1930s and I love the vintage look so much that I’m keeping mine on the counter for display.  In addition to being a powerful corkscrew, its wings double as bottle openers.  The Hootch Owl is heavy duty metal and stands about 8 1/2″ tall.

Available from Red Envelope, the Hootch Owl would be a perfect gift for any wine loving friends on your gift list!  You’ll also find lots of other unique gift ideas at Red Envelope like personalized jewelry, cashmere scarves, home decor, and kids toys.

My son recently got this plush robot from Red Envelope and he absolutely loves it, so I figured it was about time that momma got something too!  If you’d like a little help finding great gifts for the people on your list, then head over and check out the Red Envelope website where they’ve just added nearly 400 new items for the fall season.  You should also check back here tomorrow morning because I’ll be kicking off a great giveaway for a $100 gift certificate for Red Envelope!

Disclosure – Red Envelope provided me with the Hootch Owl described above for the purpose of facilitating this review.  I received no compensation for this post and all thoughts and comments are my own.


1 Cent Shipping on Wine Plus Coupon Codes

Here’s a hot deal from – for three days only, from 1/10 through 1/12, you can get 1 cent shipping on 12 or more bottles from with promo code ONECENT12.  In addition to the great deal on shipping, you can use one of their current promotion codes through the end of January!

January Promotion Codes 

  • Save $5 off orders of $75 or more at Use code JANFIVE.
  • Save $15 off orders of $200 or more at Use code JANFIFTEEN.
  • Save 10% off any gift basket at Use code BASKETJAN.

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